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After Crisis, Some Banks Doing Better Than Others

It was four years ago, that U.S. taxpayers bailed out America's big banks. David Greene talks with David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, about the country's big banks, which have announced their latest earnings in the last week or two.
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Google's Earnings Released Prematurely, Stock Drops

Google's share price dropped sharply in the middle of the day Thursday after its quarterly earnings report was accidentally released early. Trading was halted for a couple of hours and the stock ended the day down about 8 percent.
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Romney, Obama Trade Jokes At Al Smith Dinner

President Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney shared a stage again Thursday night. This time it was at the Al Smith Dinner in New York City, an annual event to raise money for Catholic charities.
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Boy Scouts Release Alleged Child Sex Abuse Files

After years of legal wrangling, a court in Oregon has released Boy Scout documents that the organization maintained to track alleged child abusers in their ranks. These documents, which came to light as part of the discovery process, were known internally as "the perversion files."
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Financially-Strapped Mass. Man Wins Lottery

Sandeep Sing was working two jobs to help out his mom with money. He recently won $30 million in a lottery drawing. He said the first priority is to pay off his mom's mortgage.
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Sales Of Existing Homes Dipped In September, But Prices Rose

While the number of homes sold was down 1.7 percent from August, the median selling price has now risen for seven straight months. That hadn't happened since 2005-2006.
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Obama, Romney Trade Jokes; Critics Aim At Obama's 'Optimal' Comment

The presidential contenders fired one-liners, not attacks, at a charity dinner. And the president made an appearance on Comedy Central's The Daily Show.
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'Black Monday' Plunge: From 'High Life' To Street Life

Robert Griffo was working at an investment firm on Wall Street when the stock market crashed on Oct. 19, 1987. As his wealth slipped away, so did his hold on his life — and his family. Griffo ended up homeless and found himself contemplating suicide.
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Investors' Funds Are Recovering, But Not Their Nerves

Retirement accounts have finally recovered the ground they lost when the stock market started crashing in 2008. But they have lost five years' worth of gains. So millions of small investors are doubting the old adage "invest for the long haul."

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