Homebuilding remains slumped at levels not seen since WWII. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Housing Market Fake-Outs Stump Economists

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Marissa Szabo, 26, and her boyfriend are moving into Szabo's mother's house. The couple is saving up for a down payment. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Sluggish Housing Market A Product Of Millions Of 'Missing Households'

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We hate losing twice as much as we love winning, behavioral researchers say. And that gets us into trouble with financial decisions. iStockphoto hide caption

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One More Speed Bump For Your Retirement Fund: Basic Human Impulse

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Big Thinkers Discuss How To Prevent Next Financial Crisis

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A street vendor in Simferopol, Crimea, sells eggs with the dual currency price tags in Russian rubles and Ukrainian hryvnias. Russia's annexation of Crimea mean it will now have to prop up the peninsula's weak economy. Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How Russia's Annexation Of Crimea Could Hurt Its Economy

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With Housing Recovery, Mortgage-Market Jobs Dip

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Obama Unveils New Plans To Encourage Manufacturing Jobs

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Mel Watt: A New Captain For America's Housing Market

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Pressure Mounts On Fast-Food Industry To Pay Workers More

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What To Know About The Tentative JPMorgan Deal

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Traders at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday. Stocks surged on Wall Street after Senate leaders reached a deal that would avoid a U.S. default and reopen the government after 16 days of being partially shut down. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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Economists Say Fiscal Fits And Starts Hurt U.S. Growth

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NPR's Chris Arnold reports on the meetings, where dysfunction in Washington is a hot topic.

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A Check On The Housing Industry

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Fast Food Workers, Activists Protest For Higher Wages

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Carpenters work on a housing site in Brandywine, Md., on May 31. Pent-up demand for homes could create jobs and help the struggling U.S. economy. Gary Cameron/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Pent-Up Demand Is Boosting Home Sales, But Can It Last?

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