Ireland-based Intrade lets users bet money on all manner of predictions — like if a particular film will win an Oscar. The site is ceasing operations in the U.S. NPR/Intrade screen grab hide caption

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Millions of U.S. families have a recent foreclosure on their record. Typically, that means waiting at least seven years before securing another home loan. But some families say they are having luck buying again — sometimes in as few as three years. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Last year, Congress passed legislation that — among other things — gave employers tax credits for hiring vets. Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP hide caption

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This aerial photo shows destruction in the wake of Superstorm Sandy on Wednesday in Seaside Heights, N.J. Mike Groll/AP hide caption

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Despite millions of troubled mortgages around the country, housing hasn't been a major issue in the presidential race so far. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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A job fair was held at the The Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., last month. The U.S. unemployment rate declined in August in part because the number of "discouraged workers" climbed. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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David Sole rode a bus from Detroit to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., to protest how the Obama administration and the nation's banks have handled the foreclosure crisis. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Police leave the Standard Chartered Bank's offices Tuesday in London. The bank has been accused of making billions of dollars' worth of transactions with the Iranian regime. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images hide caption

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A construction worker carries lumber while working on new homes in San Mateo, Calif., in March. Homebuilding is at its highest level in nearly four years. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Job applicants outside the Staffmark temp agency in Cypress, Calif., in 2005. Temp hiring is usually a harbinger of an improving job market, but some analysts say more employers may be considering temps as a more permanent staffing solution. Ric Francis/AP hide caption

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Half of San Bernardino County's 300,000 mortgages are underwater. In an attempt to ease the mortgage crisis, the Southern California county is considering taking control of some of those properties by eminent domain. Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Creative Hands is a therapy center in Washington, D.C., that used daily deals when it opened last year. Instead of bolstering revenue, the deals left Creative Hands' owner in the red. Ebony Bailey/NPR hide caption

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Former Barclays CEO Bob Diamond leaves Parliament amid a crowd of reporters in London on Wednesday. Diamond, who resigned Tuesday, was questioned about a growing interest-rate manipulation scandal. Matthew Lloyd/Getty Images hide caption

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Protesters stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday. The court's ruling upholding the federal health care law is expected to have wide-reaching implications for businesses. Kris Connor/Getty Images hide caption

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Housing counselors say a growing number of homeowners from wealthy communities, like Laguna Beach, Calif., are seeking to modify loans on multimillion-dollar properties. shawdm/Flickr hide caption

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