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Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen Testifies Before Joint Economic Committee Hearing

If the housing market can't find its mojo...

May 8, 2014
Janet Yellen feels pretty good about most of the economy, except for housing.
Posted In: recession, housing market, Janet Yellen

Double charged: The true cost of juvenile justice

May 8, 2014
How much parents pay when their kids are in trouble with the law.
Posted In: Youth Radio, Juvenile, Double Charged, california
A GPS ankle monitor strapped to 17-year-old Elisa Morris-Jackson relays her exact location to juvenile probation officers.

Double Charged: Teens on house arrest on GPS

May 8, 2014
GPS monitors are cheaper than juvenile detention, but they come with other costs.
Posted In: Youth Radio, GPS monitoring, Juvenile

How long will your retirement savings live?

May 8, 2014
What's scarier than dying young? Living longer without enough savings.
Posted In: Retirement, Savings

More Americans going online to find cremation urns

May 8, 2014
Online businesses that sell cremation products are thriving.
Posted In: funerals, ecommerce
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Broken windows, busted real estate market

May 7, 2014
Philadelphia is cracking down on dilapidated buildings, because it pays to.
Posted In: abandoned homes, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania, urban planning

PODCAST: Alibaba IPO

May 7, 2014
Why advertisers care how long a show sits in your DVR. And, the struggles to unionize workers in Bangladesh.
Posted In: alibaba, DVR, Labor Unions

'Converting your pension into a granite countertop'

May 7, 2014
In 2012, one out of five employees took loans out against their 401k plan.
Posted In: Retirement, 401k

What happens years after a foreclosure

May 6, 2014
Some states have been shortening the time banks have to claw back what’s still owed after a foreclosure.
Posted In: foreclosures
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How the VIX index tracks investor fear

May 5, 2014
When stock markets are going down, the VIX index is going up.
Posted In: VIX, Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, Wizard of Oz, fear

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