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Iran's foreign minister and Secretary of State John Kerry plan to meet at the U.N. General Assembly. The U.S. has imposed sanctions on the country for decades, and confiscated payments to the country for years. How much money is out there? And can Iran ever get it back? Also, Facebook unveiled a payment service that it hopes will encourage buyers to purchase things without having to enter long, complicated account information. There is a business strategy behind "frictionless payments." And finally, a housing report out today indicates that real estate continues to recover. So why are the banks laying off mortgage professionals?

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Happy anniversary, debt limit! (What do you get for a 96th anniversary gift?)

Sep 24, 2013
The debt limit was enacted as part of the Second Liberty Bond Act.

A look at what happens to seized Iranian assets

Sep 24, 2013
Iran's foreign minister and Secretary of State John Kerry plan to meet at the U.N. General Assembly.
Iranians walk past a branch of Bank Melli in Tehran on January 23, 2012.
ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images

Don't think. Just click and buy

Sep 24, 2013
Facebook and the business strategy behind "frictionless payments."

Housing is back, so why the mortgage layoffs?

Sep 24, 2013
The S&P Case Shiller home price index indicates that housing prices continue to recover.

Ready for takeoff? FAA considers changing rules on ebooks

Sep 24, 2013
An FAA advisory committee is considering allowing passengers to use their phone or laptop during take-off and landing, as long as it's on airplane mode.

When your symptoms don't tell the whole story

Sep 24, 2013
Doctors are learning that listening to patients about their lives may reveal the secrets that will help their patients get better.

Half of all meetings are unproductive. Is there a fix?

Sep 24, 2013
Oh, the dreaded office meeting. We have about four billion a year here in the U.S., but are they worth it?

@horse_ebooks no spam bot

Sep 24, 2013
The longest running corporate art piece in history? Tweeters spend four years pretending to be a spam-bot, unveiled today as part of gallery show.

Iran’s foreign minister and Secretary of State John Kerry plan to meet at the U.N. General Assembly. The U.S. has imposed sanctions on the country for decades, and confiscated payments to the country for years. How much money is out there? And can Iran ever get it back? Also, Facebook unveiled a payment service that it hopes will encourage buyers to purchase things without having to enter long, complicated account information. There is a business strategy behind “frictionless payments.” And finally, a housing report out today indicates that real estate continues to recover. So why are the banks laying off mortgage professionals?

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