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Pursuing The American Dream, By Renting

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Job seekers participate in a career counseling session at an event aimed at older unemployed people in New York in January. As states look for ways to cut spending, some economists say one solution is raising the retirement age, forcing people to pay more in taxes and reducing the cost of government pensions and Social Security benefits. Chris Hondros/Getty Images hide caption

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Raising The Retirement Age: Can It Balance Budgets?

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Home prices and sales are still depressed, but now mortgage rates are moving up. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Buyers Face Gamble With Rising Mortgage Rates

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Skyrocketing Prices Point To Looming Global Food Crisis

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Rising Food Prices Can Topple Governments, Too

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Boost In Exports Offers Economic Bright Spot

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New Year Brings Glimmers Of Economic Hope

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One Last Ride On The 2010 Economic Roller Coaster

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Erskine Bowles (left) and Alan Simpson head the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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