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Friday, June 24, 2011

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  • Foreclosed Homes Wait In 'Shadows' To Go On Sale
    The law of supply and demand has been crushing home prices for years now, and it's still not getting better. Since fewer people are buying, several million houses are waiting in a long line to be put back on the market, an effect economists refer to as a housing shadow inventory.
  • Obama: We Need More Manufacturing Jobs
    The president is in Pittsburgh Friday, talking about how the U.S. needs good manufacturing jobs. He will promote a program to remove roadblocks to small- and medium-sized factories.
  • The Bulgers: A Tale Of Two Brothers
    Observers say alleged mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's ascent was mirrored by his brother Billy's political career. While Whitey was in hiding from the law for 16 years, Billy's influence weakened.
  • A View Of 'Whitey' Bulger From A Crime Novelist
    Dennis Lehane, who's from Boston and whose novels are based there, says the mob boss' life story was an everyday part of the city. Lehane, for example, bought his first illegal liquor at Whitey's store.
  • Rise Of Indigenous Actress Marks Change In Peru
    Indigenous Peruvian actress Magaly Solier's rise to international stardom represents a larger cultural shift in Peru, a country that has long been run by a small elite despite indigenous people making up more than half of the population.
  • Troop Drawdown Could Influence 2012 Election
    During the last presidential campaign, the war in Iraq was the most important foreign issue. Now that President Obama has pulled combat troops out of Iraq, another campaign season is here, and Afghanistan has the spotlight. How will the plan Obama announced this week for a troop drawdown influence the presidential race?
  • U.S. Troop Drawdown Shouldn't Hurt Aid Work
    The U.S. Agency for International Development is going to have to do more with less as it faces serious budget cuts. USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah talks to Renee Montagne about what the troop drawdown in Afghanistan will mean for U.S. assistance for Afghanistan.
  • FTC To Monitor Google's Business Practices
    Internet giant Google is under scrutiny from a growing number of federal and state regulators for alleged anti-competitive business practices. The Federal Trade Commission will soon to launch a formal anti-trust investigation, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • Obama Releases Oil Reserves To Counter Lost Crude
    The Obama administration announced it will release 30 million barrels from the nation's strategic petroleum reserve. The move was coordinated with members of the International Energy Agency to offset supply disruptions from Libya's civil war.
  • China Hopes To Stand Out At Paris Air Show
    China is making its presence known at this year's Paris Air Show. It is the premier event for those who make and buy aircraft. China is there as one of the world's largest purchasers of jetliners, and it is also trying to make its mark as a plane manufacturer.

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