Kelly Christensen and her ex-fiance, Joel Nerenberg, sit outside their home in Burnsville, Minn. Despite their broken engagement, the two are living together because they can't afford to sell their house for what it's worth now. Courtesy of Kelly Christensen and Joel Nerenberg hide caption

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Housing Market Woes Bring Familial Strife

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Devalued Homes Anchor Prospective Job Seekers

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Group Brings Stimulus To Local Businesses Along Gulf

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The Jobs Waiting Game: When Will Businesses Hire?

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Countrywide To Pay $600 Million Settlement

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Shadow Housing Inventory Stalls Economic Recovery

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Oil Companies Create Spill Response System

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Louisiana Oil Industry Reacts To New Drilling Ban

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Hefner Offers To Take 'Playboy' Private

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When oil washed ashore in Pensacola, Fla., it left an ugly stain that brought out hundreds of BP workers to clean the beach. It is uncertain how much money BP will have to pay in compensation, cleanup and penalties for the oil spill. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Experts Disagree On BP's Potential Cash Liability

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Despite The Numbers, Jobs In Short Supply

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Shrimp boats sit in the Pass Christian Harbor in Pass Christian, Miss. Many fishermen, seafood buyers and others in the Gulf operate with cash, which may cause problems when they cannot present the documents needed to receive government compensation. Dave Martin/AP hide caption

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Cash Business In Gulf Makes Compensation Difficult

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Cleanup workers maneuver an oil boom in Bataria Bay on the coast of Louisiana. With the down economy, their are plenty of people hoping for cleanup jobs, but there are few to be found. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Cleanup Jobs Are Hard To Find In The Gulf

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Oil Spill Unravels Future Of Net-Making In Gulf

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Since a lot of the Gulf Coast fishing has shut down, business has been slow at Huey Ice Co. in Dulac, La. Yuki Noguchi/NPR hide caption

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Business Melts Away For Gulf Coast Icehouses

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