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One of Freddie Mac's restrictions blocks people who have a short sale in their past from refinancing for two to four years following the short sale. Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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The new Revel casino, which sits along the boardwalk in Atlantic City, has drawn criticism for its employment policies. Emma Jacobs/WHYY hide caption

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Weddings don't have to be extravagantly expensive to be filled with joy and fun. "Allocating your money to the places that you care the most about can be really helpful," says author Meg Keene. Kriss Russell/iStockphoto.com hide caption

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A woman uses her smartphone on a street in Seoul. New rules are on the way to protect consumers from expensive data roaming fees, but for now, phone owners can take steps to help themselves. Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Shaker Heights in Cleveland has some of the highest property tax rates in the state (roughly $3,700 per $100,000 of assessed home value). Brian Bull/WCPN hide caption

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in December. In the past year, banks in New York and around the country have announced tens of thousands of job cuts, as there isn't the same need for some financial services as before. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Craftsman's CTX tractor series is the first to be featured at the Detroit Auto Show. The newly unveiled line is equipped with many automobile-inspired features, including cup holders. Mercedes Mejia hide caption

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