Yuki Noguchi Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.

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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Is Housing Recovery Real? Not Everyone Is Convinced

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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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For Temp Workers, 'Temp' Looking More Permanent

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JPMorgan's Growing Loss Shakes Investor Faith

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JPMorgan: Trading Loss Grows To $4.4 Billion

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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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County Considers Eminent Domain As Foreclosure Fix

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U.S. Unemployment Rate Sticks At 8.2 Percent

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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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For Some Businesses, Daily Deals Have A Dark Side

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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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Ex-CEO: Barclays Isn't The Only Bank At Fault

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First Airbus Plant In U.S. Will Bring 1,000 Jobs To Ala.

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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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Business Owners Mixed On Health Care Ruling

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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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Sinking Under A $10,000 Monthly Mortgage Payment

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Daily auctions are held on foreclosed properties in front of the county courthouse in Corona, Calif. About 80 bidders, representing investors, show up to bid on properties. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Bidders Get Feisty Over Foreclosed Homes

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New Internet Suffixes Are The Web's Newest Frontier

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A Delta Air Lines flight takes off from the Ronald Regan National Airport in Washington, D.C. As the price of oil trickles down, the airline industry is projected to have a historic good year. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Good Times For Airlines, So Where Are The Deals?

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Job seekers fill out applications at a job fair in the Queens borough of New York City earlier this month. Economists say jobs in the middle — in sales, administration and assembly, for example — are being squeezed. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Help Wanted. But Not For Mid-Level Jobs

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