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Affordable housing condo buyer Marilyn Phillips says she had to jump many hoops before purchasing her unit in D.C.'s Anacostia neighborhood. Courtesy of Manna Inc. hide caption

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Bureaucratic Hoops Make D.C. Affordable Housing Units Hard To Sell

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Leading retailers are tight-lipped about what they're doing to protect customers from credit card breaches. Elaine Thompson/AP hide caption

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As Hackers Hit Customers, Retailers Keep Quiet About Security

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John Umland (left) and John Torrens gather donated cans of food in 2011 in Rohnert Park, Calif., for the group Neighbors Organized Against Hunger. Hunger advocates say a lot of nutritionally dense food like canned tuna and beans can be cheaper than processed food. Kent Porter/ZUMA Press/Corbis hide caption

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Noelle Johnson has a lengthy commute via bus and train to her job near Washington, D.C. She's been working toward her B.A. for nine years, and when she finally finishes, she says, she'll be able to afford to live closer to work. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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For Millions Of Millennials: Some College, No Degree, Lots Of Debt

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Black Angus cattle in pens outside the sale barn at 44 Farms, a 3,000-acre ranch in Cameron, Texas. The cattle were on display for bidders ahead of 44 Farms' fall auction in October. Andrew Schneider/Houston Public Media hide caption

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No 'Misteak': High Beef Prices A Boon For Drought-Weary Ranchers

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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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Sherri Erkel and her daughter, Asa, cook dinner in their kitchen in Iowa City, Iowa. The Erkel family is part of an EPA study measuring the amount of food wasted in U.S. homes. Pat Aylward/NET News hide caption

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To End Food Waste, Change Needs To Begin At Home

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A Malaysian flag sits on a table among other flags during a news conference at the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement talks in July 2012 in San Diego. Nearly two and a half years later, the deal remains incomplete. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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The airline industry is predicting more people will take to the skies this Thanksgiving than in any year since the start of the recession. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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Holiday Travelers Should Expect Packed Planes, Higher Fares

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Speaker of the House John Boehner looks on as President Barack Obama meets with bipartisian congressional leaders at the White House on the results of this week's elections. Getty Images hide caption

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A Challenge To The New Congress: Fix Stagnant Wages

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