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Fed Pulls The Plug On Mortgage Purchases
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Pentagon Wants Stronger Defenses Against Scams
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Coming To America: Third World Microlending
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Homeowners, A Shortcut To Short Sales Is Coming
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Debt Forgiveness Key In Plan To Curb Foreclosures
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Can Education Dept. Handle Student Loans Solo?
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A Failed Bank: One Year Later
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Recent Efforts Have Some Reconsidering Wal-Mart
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In April 2008, Qiao Ming picks out 2007 tax forms at the Illinois Department of Revenue in Springfield. Some people prefer to do their own taxes, while others take comfort in using a professional. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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A Taxing Question: DIY Or Hire An Accountant?
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Supreme Court Rules In Student Loan Debt Case
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Bump For Cash: Phones As Virtual Wallets
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Pennsylvania Pensions: From Surplus To A Deep Hole
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