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Home is where the taxes aren’t

Be it ever so humble, there's no place like it. It is where the heart is.

It is home. Today, homes -- our homes and those of our presidential candidates -- are all over the news. The stories range from heart-wrenching crisis to comic ridicule. The coverage about our homes and theirs reveals much about the concerns of our government, our news media and us.

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Pulling the plug on an embarrassment

Whether it was the constant on-air feuding between the anchors or the Republican Party's protests that it was getting a raw deal, MSNBC moved closer to the journalistic center over the weekend with news that Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann would no longer be anchoring Election Night programming.

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What’s good for General Motors…

You're watching the Olympics and finding yourself bedazzled by the feats of utterly dedicated, amazing athletes when a commercial intervenes, likewise promising a bedazzling feat, this one by a major U.S. corporation. It's the sort of thing that just could alter American lives for the better.

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The dollar makes a comeback

Almost out of nowhere, the once-ailing U.S. dollar has come storming back. That's good news on several fronts.

A stronger dollar will quell simmering domestic inflation, which last month reached a worrisome 5.6 percent over July a year ago, a 17-year high.

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Getting hacked at the Olympics

U.S. athletes, journalists, public officials and tourists attending the Summer Olympic Games in Beijing are at risk of Chinese hackers -- most likely with Chinese government approval -- infiltrating their laptops, Black Berrys and other electronic devices, security experts are warning.

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