Many experts say reducing mortgage principal can help troubled homeowners stay in their homes. But two of the nation's largest mortgage holders, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have not signed on to the idea. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Fannie, Freddie Won't Write Down Mortgage Principal

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Fake business listings and other forms of business identity theft are a growing concern, causing real business owners to worry about protecting reputations and losing customers. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Identity Theft A Growing Concern For Businesses

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Customers use Bank of America ATMs in New York. The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it is looking into ways to help consumers limit their exposure to banks' overdraft fees. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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New Consumer Agency Eyes Bank Overdraft Fees

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Watchdog Targets Debt Collectors, Credit Bureaus

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Jack Gross filed an age discrimination suit against his employer when he was demoted in 2003. He lost his case at the U.S. Supreme Court. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Age Discrimination Suits Jump, But Wins Are Elusive

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Foreclosure Deal To Help Underwater Homeowners

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States, Banks Negotiate Foreclosure Settlement

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Jobless Rate Fell To 8.3 Percent In January

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Ella Washington, 83, works as a receptionist three days a week at Holly Hall Apartments, a housing complex for disabled and elderly people in Silver Spring, Md. Emily Bogle/NPR hide caption

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What Retirement? Seniors Are Getting Back To Work

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RIM Announces Management Shake-Up

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The luxury cruise ship Costa Concordia leans on its side after running aground on the tiny Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. One maritime workers union called the disaster a "wake-up call" highlighting long-standing safety concerns and what it sees as lax regulation. Gregorio Borgia/AP hide caption

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Cruise Ship Disaster Puts Focus On Safety Concerns

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Critics See 'Disaster' In Expansion Of Domain Names

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Credit Card Arbitration Trumps Lawsuits, Court Says

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December's Jobless Rate Expected To Tick Higher

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Jenny Craig brand ambassador and singer Mariah Carey (left) poses with Dana Fiser, CEO of Jenny Craig, at a press conference in New York City in November. Cindy Ord/Getty Images hide caption

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The Real Holiday Party For Weight-Loss Firms? It's Now

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