Chris Arnold NPR correspondent Chris Arnold is based in Boston. His reports are heard regularly on NPR's award-winning newsmagazines Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

Lower Gas Prices Add Fuel To U.S. Economic Recovery

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Government Sells Last Major Stake In A Bank Post-Financial Crisis

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Keith Herie is swamped in debt from medical issues he and his wife encountered starting about a decade ago. Heartland hospital is seizing 10 percent of his paycheck and 25 percent of his wife's wages, and has placed a lien on their home. Steve Hebert for ProPublica hide caption

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When Nonprofit Hospitals Sue Their Poorest Patients

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A new directive from the Federal Housing Finance Agency, which regulates mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, will allow first-time homebuyers to put down as little as 3 percent. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Mortgage Giants Ease Down Payments For First-Time Homebuyers

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The turkeys at Kate Stillman's farm don't have to be loaded on a trailer and driven hundreds of miles this year. They now meet their ends on the same farm where they lived their lives. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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For More Local Turkeys To Hit Holiday Tables, You Need An Abattoir

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Gary Klein is one of the lead attorneys representing homeowners in the case against Ocwen Financial. Chris Arnold/NPR hide caption

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Firm Accused Of Illegal Practices That Push Families Into Foreclosure

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Sustained Lower Gas Prices Could Drive Economic Growth

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U.S. Gas Prices Continue To Slide Downward

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Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America CEO Bruce Marks is offering the first batch of these "wealth building home loans" to homebuyers through his nonprofit organization. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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New 15-Year Mortgage May Open Homeownership Door For More Buyers

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PIMCO's 'Bond King' Quits Amid Reports Of Erratic Behavior

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Kevin Evans relaxes in his small apartment after arriving home from work. Evans, who lost income and his home in the recession, is now having his wages garnished after falling behind on his credit card payments. Colin E. Braley/AP for ProPublica hide caption

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Millions Of Americans' Wages Seized Over Credit Card And Medical Debt

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Mel Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, says many homeowners who could qualify to refinance their mortgages under HARP are suspicious. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Many Homeowners Still Qualify For Mortgage Relief

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Some Public Pension Funds Making Big Bets On Hedge Funds

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In June Jobs Numbers, Signs For Optimism

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