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  • For Memorial Day weekend, auto club AAA estimates that 34.8 million Americans will take trips of at least 50 miles. Although gas prices have decreased recently, they are still high enough to keep some Americans off the road. (Associated Press)

    Cheaper gas won't boost road trips

    Cheaper gas won't be enough to get many more Americans on the road this summer. They're still too worried about their jobs and the economy.

  • An "open house" sign is seen on the front lawn of a home for sale in Los Angeles. Home prices are dropping in the nation's largest cities and are expected to fall through next year, with the worst declines coming in areas with high numbers of foreclosures. (Associated Press)

    Home-price dip casts pall on economy

    The slumping housing market struck a sour note Tuesday, somewhat dampening optimism that the economy is getting a big sugar rush from the best Christmas selling season in three years.

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate majority leader Harry Reid, Dem. Nevada, speaks to supporters during a rally Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2010, in Las Vegas. Former president Bill Clinton spoke at the rally in support of Reid for the upcoming midterm elections.

    Candidates aim to tar rivals over the outsourcing of jobs

    With unemployment stuck above 9 percent, Democrats have increasingly seized on outsourcing of U.S. jobs as a campaign issue, arguing the GOP's policies have encouraged companies to shift work overseas.

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