For Those Obscure Objects You Might Really Need

Year-round flea markets hit their stride in spring and this season may hold special interest for aficionados making a pilgrimage to New York.

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Older Americans wealthier, living longer

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO (Reuters) – Older Americans have more money and are expected to live far longer than prior generations, U.S. government researchers said on Thursday. They said the average net worth of older Americans — those 65 or…

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Census: Sun Belt is population growth hotspot

DALLAS – Four Texas metropolitan areas were among the biggest population gainers as Americans continued their trend of moving to the Sun Belt in 2006 and 2007, according to Census Bureau estimates to be released Thursday.

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Swift Steps Help Avert Foreclosures in Baltimore

A group has improved one neighborhood ’s foreclosure rate by helping high-risk borrowers to hold on to their homes.

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Can Sips at Home Prevent Binges?

Little guidance is offered to parents on teaching teenagers about the pleasures of wine with a meal without endorsing reckless behavior.

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How To Recession-Proof Your Job – Forbes.com

Don’t wait for the economic alarm bells to sound. There’s action you can take now to make your position as safe as possible.

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Even at Megastores, Hagglers Find No Price Is Set in Stone

A bargaining culture once confined to car showrooms and jewelry stores is taking root in some major store chains, as well as mom-and-pop operations.

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Gap in Life Expectancy Widens for the Nation

Life expectancy for the nation as a whole has increased, but the affluent have made greater gains, researchers said. New government research has found “large and growing” disparities in life expectancy for richer and poorer Americans, paralleling the growth of income inequality in the last two decades.

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You Say Recession, I Say ‘Reservations!’

As Wall Street stumbles, many in the middle class are hoping for cheaper apartments, less crowded restaurants, more respect. They should be careful what they wish for.

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Perfect Tone, in a Key That’s Mostly Minor

Collegiate a cappella is an old tradition, and for some, it may be a gateway to a career in the performing arts — or a lingering embarrassment.

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