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Week of 4.27.07

Past Due & Pay Day

Housing in the United States is taking a big hit as "too-good-to-be-true" home loans fail, refinancing dries up, and foreclosures surge. How did the market plummet so quickly -- and are current homeowners paying the price? NOW revisits a California town whose real estate fortunes have taken a hard turn for the worse.

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» NOW: Real Estate Finance Tips

» NOW: On the Bubble

Topic Search: Economy/Taxes, Business/Corporate Ethics

Also This Week: Pay Day

Update: Tomato pickers in Florida who live in "virtual slavery" demand action from governor.

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Also on the show, we spend more time with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers -- a group of determined Florida farm workers who pick the tomatoes that may wind up on your fast food. For nearly a decade they've also been picking a fight with some of the food giants of corporate America to get a better wage for themselves and their families...and they've been winning.

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» NOW: The Battle Fields

» Alliance For Fair Food

» Coalition of Immokalee Workers: CIW, McDonald's, and MCD's suppliers reach agreement to improve farmworker wages, working conditions

Topic Search: Employment/Labor