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  • A construction worker works on one of a number of new single family homes in a subdivision outside San Diego as building returns to San Marcos, California March 8, 2010

    The agency that oversees mortgage markets is preparing to file suit against more than a dozen big banks, accusing them of misrepresenting the quality of mortgages they packaged and sold during the housing bubble, The New York Times reported on Thursday.

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    02 Sep 11
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    I overheard a Twins fan talking to his friend the other day. They looked as though they were discussing a serious family matter, or maybe even a death.

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    01 Sep 11
  • Minnesota Vikings

    NFL Team Report – Minnesota Vikings – INSIDE SLANT Unlike a year ago when the Vikings returned every starter from a team that had lost a heart-breaker in the NFC title game at New Orleans, …

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    01 Sep 11
  • People wait in line

    (Reuters) – The pace of U.S. private sector job growth slowed in August for the second month in a row, but factory activity in the Chicago area continued to expand, suggesting the economy would dodge …

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    31 Aug 11
  • Florida lawmaker hands out belts under saggy pants ban

    A Florida lawmaker is welcoming students back to school by handing out 200 leather belts to help them comply with a new state law that bans saggy pants on campuses.

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    31 Aug 11
  • Man nabbed at U.S. airport with snakes in his pants

    The U.S. Transportation Security Administration said the man had seven exotic snakes and three tortoises wrapped in nylon bags that had been stuffed into his pants.

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    31 Aug 11
  • Construction workers are shown on a residential housing work site in Burbank, July 27, 2011.

    The Obama administration is considering unveiling new plans next week to revive the ailing housing market and reduce foreclosures, including an effort to help troubled borrowers refinance their mortgages.

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    31 Aug 11
  • BP Russia President Jeremy Huck (R) speaks to the media as he leaves an office building housing a trading unit of British oil company BP in Moscow August 31, 2011.

    Black-clad special forces raided BP’s Moscow offices on Wednesday, deepening the British company’s problems in Russia after its attempts to salvage an oil exploration agreement in the Russian Arctic collapsed.

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    31 Aug 11