Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner talks to ABC's This Week host Christiane Amanpour about the debt ceiling on Sunday. Fred Watkins/AP/ABC News hide caption

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System Makes It Hard To Prioritize U.S. Bill Payments

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What A Credit Ratings Cut Could Mean For The U.S.

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President Obama signs the financial reform bill into law, July 21, 2010. Vice President Joe Biden, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), then Senate Banking Chairman Christopher Dodd (D-CT), House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank (D-MA) and other lawmakers look on. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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One Year Later, Financial Reform Questions Remain

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Borders Group Inc., the nation's second-largest bookstore chain, announced that it will liquidate the company. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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Why Borders Failed While Barnes & Noble Survived

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A prospective homebuyer reads the terms of sale before the start of a foreclosure auction. Although the Veterans Benefits Administration offers home loans to vets, the terms of the loans make it difficult to purchase foreclosed properties. Julie Jacobson/AP hide caption

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VA Loans Make Many Foreclosed Homes Off-Limits

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Unions, Business Owners Face Off In Jobs Debate

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June Jobs Report Falls Far Short Of Expectations

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Meet The IMF's New Leader, Christine Lagarde

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FDIC Chief Earned Rep As A Consumer Advocate

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Junk Food Fight: Should Ads Stop Targeting Teens?

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With Greece Near Default, Wider Impact Feared

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A sign shows that a new price is available on this town house for sale in Pepper Pike, Ohio, in January. Home prices are falling across most of America's largest cities, and average prices in eight major markets have hit their lowest point since the housing bust. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

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Dear Job Market, Thanks For A Lousy Grad Gift

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner, center right with beard, and Reid Hoffman, center background with glasses, listen to traders during their company's listing on May 19 on the New York Stock Exchange. The company reached a market value of $9 billion last week, leading to fears of another dot-com bubble. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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In LinkedIn IPO, Hints Of Another Tech Bubble?

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In Kesennuma, garbage covers much of the city, particularly in the harbor. Some baseball fields and parks nearby have been converted into areas where cranes can sort through the debris. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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One Big Obstacle To Japan's Recovery? Trash

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