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Zachary Maxwell, the filmmaker behind 'Yuck: A 4th Grader's Short Documentary about School Lunch.' - 

Do fast-rising interest rates threaten the growing recovery in housing? Experts say prices are still low enough to attract buyers.

In the fall of 2011, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell set out to show his parents and the world his less-than-appetizing lunch tray reality.

Budget cuts known as the sequester haven't had the grave economic impact some had predicted. But the coming days pose a big test, as the Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian workers to save $1.8 billion.

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