In The Morning News

USA Today: Falling home sales problem spreads to 45 states
"Underscoring the breadth of the real estate recession, sales of existing homes fell in 45 states and Washington, D.C., in the last quarter of 2007, and prices dropped in more than half the metro areas it tracks, the National Association of Realtors said Thursday."
Washington Post: Clinton, Obama Offer Similar Economic Visions
"Hillary Rodham Clinton slammed Barack Obama during an appearance at a General Motors plant here on Thursday for what she charged was a lack of a record of achievement on the economy. But as both Democratic presidential candidates announced comprehensive economic plans this week, they advocated similar visions for what has become the single biggest issue for voters in the 2008 campaign."
Washington Times: FTC Finds Consumer Fraud On The Rise
"American consumers reported 20 percent more cases of consumer fraud last year than the previous year, and nearly a third of their complaints related to identity theft, the Federal Trade Commission reported yesterday. The federal agency, in an annual report on consumer-fraud complaints, revealed that out of around 810,000 cases of consumer fraud reported, more than 258,000 involved identity theft, the top complaint for the eighth year in a row."

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