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.

Continued Job Growth Will Help Housing Industry

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As Gasoline Goes Up, Natural Gas Cheaper Than Ever

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Renzo Salazar maintains the yard around a foreclosed house in Miami after the bank hired him to keep the home from falling into complete dilapidation. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Hoping For Payout, Investors Become Landlords

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A pre-foreclosure sign is seen in front of a home in Miami. Supporters of a plan to reduce the principals owed by many homeowners facing foreclosure say it would prevent larger losses and keep people in their homes. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Fannie, Freddie Weigh Mortgage Write-Downs

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Jobs Report A Litmus Test For Economy's Direction

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Bond Auction Indicates Europe's Troubles Persist

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Home Buyers Still Face Mortgage Barriers

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Fixing The Cutting Edge: Innovation Meets Table Saw

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Key Economic Questions Are Unresolved

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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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When A Normal Job Resignation Won't Do

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Fed Waits For Economic Growth To Pick Up

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Housing Stalls Election-Year Economic Growth

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