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  Fighting foreclosures in Nevada

Why haven’t federal efforts to stem the tide of foreclosures had a bigger impact? Need to Know travels to Nevada, on the eve of the GOP caucuses there, to examine the state with one of the worst foreclosure problems in the nation.

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Poll: The housing crisis

Should the federal government act to prevent home foreclosures? Vote in our poll.

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Obama plan helps more Americans refinance mortgages but underwhelms policy analysts

In the face of a rigid Congress, President Obama is taking to executive orders to help jumpstart the economy. The first item: expanding mortgage refinancing for Americans underwater in debt.

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Study reveals historic highs in the racial wealth gap

Recent data shows that the racial wealth gap is the highest it has been in 25 years.

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The Watch List: The foreclosure scandal

Need to Know’s Jon Meacham provides context for the home foreclosure fraud scandal and discusses the latest revelations with Michael Hudson, author of “The Monster: How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America — and Spawned a Global Crisis.”

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Report: Black-white wealth gap is widening

A new report says the disparity in wealth between black and white Americans has multiplied fourfold since 1984.

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