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.

Bank Of America Deal Would Turn Owners To Renters

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A Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac mortgage services representative (left) helps a person register for mortgage help in Miami. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Fannie, Freddie Consider Mortgage Write-Downs

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Trader Peter Tuchman reacts on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 13. That same day, the Dow Jones industrial average had its highest close since 2007. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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The Market's Finally Looking Up: Will It Last?

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Housing Stalls Election-Year Economic Growth

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Apple's store in New York City's Grand Central station employs about 315 people. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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How Many U.S. Jobs Does Apple Really Create?

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Bank Customers Complain Of Call Center Run-Around

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Bank Settlement Could Spur More Foreclosures

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In December, Freddie Mac CEO Charles Haldeman (from left), FHFA acting Director Edward DeMarco and Fannie Mae CEO Michael Williams testified on Capitol Hill about the Federal Housing Finance Agency's performance. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Potential Conflicts At Freddie Mac Draw Scrutiny

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Mortgage Giant Places Bets Against Homeowners

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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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Freddie Mac Betting Against Struggling Homeowners

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A newly constructed home in Westport, Conn., in December. The past three years have been the worst for new housing starts since before record-keeping began, according to economists at IHS Global. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Some Bright Signs, But Housing Market Still Shaky

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Businesses Show More Confidence In The Economy

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2012 Could See New Regulations For Table Saws

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According to the Standard & Poor's Case-Shiller Home Price Index released Tuesday, home prices were down 3.4 percent this year as of October — around a 35 percent drop from their peak. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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'Slow, Plodding' Economy Stalled By Housing Market

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A counselor (right) talks with a man about training programs at a nonprofit training and job placement center in Menlo Park, Calif. Seventy percent of the long-term unemployed and underemployed would like the government to offer more job training services, an NPR/Kaiser Family Foundation poll found. Paul Sakuma/AP hide caption

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Changes In The Economy Leave Workers Scrambling

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