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Home Depot is hiring 80,000 employees for its spring season. As the housing market picks up, other industry sectors — like gardening, construction and furniture — move upward, too. Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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As Housing Industry Builds Up, Other Sectors Follow

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Increase In Sales And Low Inventory Indicate Housing Recovery Is In Full Swing

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Bove gets text alerts of new homes coming on the market. Lauren Rock for NPR hide caption

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For Some Ready To Buy, A Good Home Is Hard To Find

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Workers and labor organizers in New York City protest the alleged exploitation of students on J-1 summer work travel visas who worked at a Pennsylvania McDonald's, on Thursday. Jess Jiang/NPR hide caption

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U.S. Probes Abuse Allegations Under Worker Visa Program

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Economy Continues On Road To Recovery, Despite Fiscal Bumps In Washington

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Nominee To Head Consumer Protection Bureau Faces Vocal Opposition From Senate Republicans

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Dow Jones Industrial Average Soars On Positive Economic News

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Experts Boil Telecommuting Decisions Down To Flexibility Vs. Serendipity

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Christian Cerria has helped Mid-Atlantic Builders shrink the number of workers needed on a work site. The firm uses smartphones and tablets to fix designs and send them back to the office without shuttling workers back and forth. Marie McGrory/NPR hide caption

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Technology Upends Another Industry: Homebuilding

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Office Depot Announces Plans To Merge With OfficeMax

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Peggy Renzi (middle) talks with her teammates Erika Hersey (left) and Erica Webster. The three are part of a team of nurses in the Bowie Health Center emergency room in Bowie, Md., who are working together to lose weight. Gabriella Demczuk /NPR hide caption

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Money Replaces Willpower In Programs Promoting Weight Loss

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Berkshire Hathaway And Private Equity Firm To Buy Heinz For $23 Billion

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Congress May Not Let Postal Service End Saturday Mail Delivery

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