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A 'Hoppy' New Year For Hong Kong Stocks?

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A lack of stability in home prices has made it more difficult for the Obama administration to curb government's role in the country's mortgage-finance giants. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Uncertain Path Ahead For U.S. Mortgage Giants

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Church Foreclosures: Hard Times For God's Work

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Budget-Strapped States Might Prefer To Be Bankrupt

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California Faces A Most Massive Budget Shortfall

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Cuts Upon Cuts Leave Georgia With 'Budget Fatigue'

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Tunisians wait outside a bakery to buy bread in Tunis earlier this month. Hassene Dridi/AP hide caption

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Rising Food Prices Can Topple Governments, Too

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A CEO's Hopes For Corporate Tax Reform

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Ford CEO Alan Mulally, pictured with the 2011 Ford Focus, is credited with turning the company around. But analysts say the automaker still faces formidable challenges ahead. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Good News, Ford Has Long Road Ahead

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What Does Dow 12,000 Mean For The Economy?

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Loss Of Solar Jobs Has Mass. Rethinking State Aid

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