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Report Prompts Calls To End Freddie Mac's Conflict Of Interest

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Mortgage Giant Places Bets Against Homeowners

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One of Freddie Mac's restrictions blocks people who have a short sale in their past from refinancing for two to four years following the short sale. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Freddie Mac Betting Against Struggling Homeowners

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A newly constructed home in Westport, Conn., in December. The past three years have been the worst for new housing starts since before record-keeping began, according to economists at IHS Global. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Bright Signs, But Housing Market Still Shaky

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Businesses Show More Confidence In The Economy

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2012 Could See New Regulations For Table Saws

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According to the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Tuesday, home prices were down 3.4 percent this year as of October — around a 35 percent drop from their peak. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'Slow, Plodding' Economy Stalled By Housing Market

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A counselor (right) talks with a man about training programs at a nonprofit training and job placement center in Menlo Park, Calif. Seventy percent of the long-term unemployed and underemployed would like the government to offer more job training services, an NPR/Kaiser Family Foundation poll found. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Changes In The Economy Leave Workers Scrambling

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As Governor, Romney Balanced Budget By Hiking Fees

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Triple-A: Are Any Assets Truly Risk-Free These Days?

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Lower Unemployment May Paint Incomplete Picture

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Target Shoppers Discuss Store's Black Friday Hours

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Homeowners May Qualify For Foreclosure Review

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