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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