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With Banks As Landlords, Some Tenants Neglected

Big banks and other large investors are buying up tens of thousands of foreclosed rental properties across the country. According to tenants and regulators, they're not model landlords. Some fail to follow housing codes, leaving tenants to live without even a number to call in the most dire situations.
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Oil Prices Historically Important In Elections

Audie Cornish speaks with Jim Tankersley, Economics Correspondent for the National Journal, about how oil prices have affected the outcomes of elections in the past.
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Portuguese Wary Of German Drive For Austerity

Many Portuguese are angered by the German-led drive for austerity. Backlash is mounting in Portugal where some people fear compliance with rigorous EU policies could weaken their democracy.
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Fed Up Drivers Fight Back Against Traffic Cameras

Traffic cameras that snap pictures of cars running red lights or speeding are used in 661 cities around the U.S. NPR's Corey Dade explains that while local governments argue they make driving safer, some motorists believe the cameras are nothing more than revenue generators.
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Virginia Lawmakers Divided On Obama's 2013 Budget

Responses to President Obama's 2013 budget proposal in Virginia were predictably divided along party lines, but closer analysis shows that it presents a mixed bag for the commonwealth.

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Sales Of Existing Homes At Highest Level In Nearly Two Years

The news is being seen as another sign that the housing sector is getting healthier.
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Presidential Hopefuls Blame Gas Prices On Obama

Gasoline prices are up nearly 20 cents from a month ago. High prices at the pumps could turn into a liability for President Obama — if Republicans have their way. The White House insists its policies are not to blame.

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