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Million-Dollar Mansion Has A Bargain Basement Price

The historic home comes with stained-glass windows, servants' quarters and a coach house — all on one of the city's most tony streets. It'd be worth $15 million in Silicon Valley, but in Detroit, well, sometimes housing prices don't make much sense at all.
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Maryland Comptroller Advocates Later Start To School Year

Maryland state comptroller Peter Franchot took a stance that will earn him friends amongst the under-18 crowd, pushing for the school year to start after Labor Day instead of August.

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Jeff Faux: "The Servant Economy"

An economist describes the financial decline of the middle class and why he believes neither political party will stop it.

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What The Affordable Care Act Means For Consumers

What the Affordable Care Act means for you. We take your questions on how implementation of the law could affect consumers.

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Local Democrats Decry House-Passed Small Business Bill

The House passed a small business-friendly bill this week, but its critics say it will largely benefit wealthy business owners.

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U.S. Wallet Closed As IMF Seeks To Build Crisis Fund

At a news conference kicking off the spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said she wants to secure at least $400 billion for a special crisis fund for Europe. Thus far, the U.S. has chosen not to contribute.
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Signs of a Slowdown in Health Care Spending

There are signs that health care spending growth has slowed down in the last few years. Diane and her panel of experts look at what higher deductibles, a move away from fee-for-service plans and other changes could mean for future health...

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Virginia Assembly Eases Up On New Pension Rules

Local municipalities in Virginia will get somewhat of a reprieve from new pension rules for government workers; the General Assembly has accepted the governor's request to allow implemenation of those rules over five years. 

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Most Small Businesses Don't Quite Fit The Political Picture

The House is scheduled to vote Thursday on a GOP measure to cut taxes on small businesses, ostensibly to create jobs. An analysis of government data shows that most small businesses don't have any employees beyond the owner. To qualify for the new tax break, they'd have to change that.

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