A recently sold home in Palo Alto, Calif. Home inventory is declining nationwide, and real estate agents say they are seeing more interest among would-be buyers. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Spring Brings Some Green Shoots In Housing Market

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Uninsured Will Still Need The Money To Meet The Mandate

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A padlock hangs from a door of a foreclosed home in Islip, N.Y. The time a foreclosure will take from start to finish varies widely from state to state. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Foreclosure Influx Causes Backlog In Some States

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Goldman Faces Criticism From One Of Its Own

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Jobless Rate Steady At 8.3% In February

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Employment is up, with most of the new jobs coming from small and medium-sized businesses, like this accessories store in Manhattan. But some owners of small businesses say they're still cautious about hiring. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Small Businesses Staying Lean, Wary Of Hiring

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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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