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Even the rich and famous face foreclosure

Although sales of foreclosed homes dropped last year, they still account for a quarter of U.S. home sales and the rich and famous are among them. Basketball legend Julius “Dr.J” Erving, actor Nicolas Cage and hip-hop artist Chamillionaire have all gone through foreclosure proceedings in the last six months, according to forbes.com. “All price points have been hit by the foreclosure crisis. The rich and famous have not been excluded from that. There are a handful of people in the luxury real estate category that are experiencing foreclosures as well,” said Morgan Brennan of forbes.com. Former Detroit Red Wings hockey
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A little bathroom sex for Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera must really have the hots for new beau Matthew Rutler since splitting with husband John Bratman. According to the current of U.S. Weekly, the Burlesque star and Rutler got horny enough at a recently family gathering and get it on. Such antics are fueling nasty comments about Christina from friends. “Her friends are fed up,” a source told the magazine. “Nobody can get through to her. They think she’s trashy. And her ego is out of control.” So, apparently, is her libido.
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Republicans to those in mortgage trouble: ‘Go to hell’

The Obama administration‘s key housing market rescue programs landed on the chopping block on Thursday as a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives scheduled a vote next week to terminate them. The Republican leadership of the House Financial Services Committee said the panel will vote on a bill on March 3 that would kill the Home Affordable Modification Program, which it said has failed to help a sufficient number of distressed homeowners to justify its cost. The committee also will vote on bills to shut down a Federal Housing Administration refinancing program and a fund to stabilize neighborhoods suffering
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In reality, the government never really shuts down

Social Security checks would still go out. Troops would remain at their posts. Furloughed federal workers probably would get paid, though not until later. And virtually every essential government agency, like the FBI, the Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, would remain open. That’s the little-known truth about a government shutdown. The government doesn’t shut down. And it won’t on March 5, even if the combatants on Capitol Hill can’t resolve enough differences to pass a stopgap spending bill to fund the government while they hash out legislation to cover the last seven months of the budget year. Fewer than
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Don’t want genetically engineered foods? You’re eating them anyway

You may not want to eat genetically engineered foods. Chances are, you are eating them anyway. Genetically modified plants grown from seeds engineered in labs now provide much of the food we eat. Most corn, soybean and cotton crops grown in the United States have been genetically modified to resist pesticides or insects, and corn and soy are common food ingredients. The Agriculture Department has approved three more genetically engineered crops in the past month, and the Food and Drug Administration could approve fast-growing genetically modified salmon for human consumption this year. Agribusiness and the seed companies say their products
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