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For real estate, it’s a buyer’s market

In suburban Chicago, it’s paradise to be a homebuyer. At the Millbrook Pointe development in quaint and pristine Wheeling, a $269,000, brick-and-stone townhouse comes with $25,000 in free upgrades, including wood-burning fireplaces, all-stainless steel kitchens and marbled bathrooms tricked out with double-bowl vanities and whirlpool soaker tubs. Down the highway at the Patriot Place golf course villas in Bolingbrook, buyers are lavished with lawns sodded to perfection, absurdly low seller financing and a year of free insurance that will pay the mortgage if you lose your job. At the Sunset Ridge estates, the amenity bonanza gets even more surreal: Buy
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Coalition presses Gaddafi’s forces to stop fighting

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The coalition enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya hammered Muammar Gaddafi’s military with Tomahawk cruise missiles and air strikes as it pressed its demand for his supporters to stop fighting and halt attacks on civilians, U.S. Vice Admiral Bill Gortney said on Thursday. Read the full story.
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Clinton to attend London meeting on Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel to London for a meeting on Libya on Tuesday as operational command shifts from the United States to NATO leadership, a U.S. official said on Thursday. Read the full story.
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Support dips for California governor’s budget plan

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Support for California Governor Jerry Brown’s plan to shut a $27 billion budget gap has eroded since he introduced it in January, a new poll by the Public Policy Institute of California showed on Wednesday. Read the full story.
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