Ahead Of New Year, Russian Shoppers Hit Malls

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Peace Of Mind Drives Buying Of Extended Warranties

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Red snapper caught by commercial fishermen await shipment on a dock in South Carolina. South Atlantic Fishery Management Council/AP hide caption

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Fishermen Reeling Over Red Snapper Fishing Ban

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Economy Casts Pall On Administration's Goals

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Economy Lags Behind Stock Market As 2009 Ends

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County Budget Shortfall May Close Nursing Home

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California Will Begin 2010 With Massive Budget Gap

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Landmark New York Restaurant To Change Hands

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Recession Fuels Spike In Foreign Investor Visas

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Charitable Giving Down In 2009

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Football, 'Simpsons' At Risk In Fox Cable Dispute

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Jobless Factory Worker Trains For Office Work

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Revelers Choose Sparkling Wines Over Champagne

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Songwriter Jonathan Downing and his wife, Tiffany Sewell, bought a house that still needs some work in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood. The combination of record low interest rates, lower prices, and a tax credit for first-time homebuyers is creating incentives for some people to take the plunge into homeownership. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Fragile Recovery On The Horizon For Housing

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