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Fri July 8, 2011
Economy

Administration Extends Assistance To Jobless Homeowners

People who fall behind on their mortgage payments because of a job loss are about to get some additional breathing room. The Obama administration is pressuring mortgage servicers to increase the forbearance period to 12 months for homeowners who have lost jobs. NPR's Tamara Keith reports.

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Fri July 8, 2011
Business

High Silver Prices Threaten Native American Silversmiths

A rise in the global price of silver is hurting Native American artists like Floyd Lomakuyuaya of the Hopi Reservation. The spike is threatening not only their livelihoods, but also part of their cultural heritage.

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Fri July 8, 2011
Business

The Last Word In Business

Steve Inskeep has the Last Word in business.

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Fri July 8, 2011
Business

Business News

Renee Montagne has business news.

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Fri July 8, 2011
Economy

Debt-Ceiling Talks Press On

In less than four weeks, the U.S. government could go into default on some of its debts. President Obama has been spending a lot of time talking to lawmakers. On Thursday, he gathered Congress's top brass in a White House conference room to lay the groundwork for what he hopes will be a final deal, which would get the federal budget under control, and raise the debt limit before that default-deadline.

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