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President Obama holds up his jobs bill as he speaks at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, N.C., on Sept. 14. The president returns to North Carolina on Monday to drum up support for his proposals and for his re-election campaign.

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Obama Bus Tour Rides Rough Political Terrain In N.C.

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Colson Whitehead is also the author of The Intuitionist, John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt and Sag Harbor.

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Whitehead's 'Zone' Is No Average Zombie Apocalypse

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French Laundry pastry chef Lena Kwak with the gluten-free flour she developed.

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Look Who's Going Gluten-Free

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A bank-owned sign is seen in front of a foreclosed home in Miami. Florida was among the hardest hit states in the real estate collapse.

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Housing Market Stuck Despite Low Prices, Rates

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Realtor Lee Brown says Charlotte, N.C., has a whole community of "starter castles" that were built during the housing boom. One foreclosed home is expected to go for about half the value it had in 2007.

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Housing Recovery At Various Stages Around The U.S.

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President Reagan signs the Tax Reform Act of 1986. The bipartisan reform shifted a large part of the tax burden from individuals to corporations and also exempted millions of low-income households from federal income taxes.

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Times Have Changed Since Reagan's 1986 Tax Reform

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