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Online Lottery Could Be Coming To A State Near You

Several states are now pushing forward with plans to offer lotteries on the Internet. That's in the aftermath of a federal ruling that states are free to conduct online gambling within their borders. But some worry it opens the door to new bankruptcies and addicted gamblers.

Landing A Job After A Year Of Rejection

Students graduating from college are entering perhaps the toughest, most uncertain job market in generations. Melanie Singer was among them. When she graduated from college in 2010 with a degree in accounting, she thought it would be easy to find a job; it turned out to be anything but.

Some Bright Signs, But Housing Market Still Shaky

When President Obama delivers his annual State of the Union address Tuesday, the economy will be a top issue — as will the housing market, which is still at the heart of the country's economic problems. New housing starts are still low and foreclosure prevention efforts haven't done as much as hoped.

Farmers Take Back Land Slated For Housing

Over the past half-century more than 20 million acres of U.S. farmland were transformed into housing developments. With new home construction all but stopped, farmers in many areas are buying or leasing land once slated for development and planting crops on it.

Foreclosure Robo-Signing Deal Worries N.Y. Official

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman joined with other state attorneys general last year who were suing five large mortgage servicers. But he was disturbed by the shape of the agreement, and says banks wanted broad protection from lawsuits over other mortgage practices. So he started his own investigation.

Farmers Arm Themselves Against Pecan Thieves

A high price for pecans this season has led to a spike in pecan theft. New Mexico farmer Greg Daviet totes a gun and hires security guards this time of year to deter thieves from stepping foot in his orchards.