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2011 Jobs Outlook: Better, But Not As Good As It Was
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Snowstorm Derails Travelers Throughout Northeast
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Experts See Economy Turning Corner In 2011
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Payroll Tax Holiday Eludes Many Public Employees
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Kenneth Reitz plans to spend his tax money on Apple products, e-books, apps and possibly a dinner with his fiancee. Courtesy of Kenneth Reitz hide caption

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To Spend Or Not Spend: Will Tax Deal Spur Economy?
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Magan's mother, Marcy Hebert, says Magan was interested in hunting before her brother was. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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For Some Girls, The Ultimate Goal Is To Kill A Buck
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Oysterman Mitch Jurisich steers a small boat around his family's oyster beds off the coast of Empire, La. He hasn't harvested many oysters since oil from the BP spill drifted into the area in June. Tamara Keith/NPR hide caption

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Oyster Businesses Still Plagued By Gulf Oil Spill
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Senate Passes Overhaul Of Food Safety System
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FDIC: List Of 'Problem' Banks Grows
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TSA Critics Call For Day Of Protest
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Investors in mortgage-backed securities are going after Bank of America to get the bank to take back loans that have gone bad. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Mortgage Investors Face Hurdles In Recouping Losses
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Homeowners can deduct the mortgage interest they pay each year while submitting their taxes, but a new proposal by President Obama's bipartisan deficit commission would eliminate that deduction. Past attempts to cut the incentive have made little headway in Congress. Gene J. Puskar/AP hide caption

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Deficit Panel Targets Mortgage Interest Deduction
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Fed To Buy $600 Billion In Treasury Bonds
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Community leaders and homeowners who have lost their homes to foreclosure protest at a rally in Los Angeles last month. Bank of America has acknowledged finding some mistakes in its foreclosure files. Mark Ralston/AFP hide caption

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A Foreclosure Gone Wrong: One Man's Struggle
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