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    This policy expert says a four-part solution to the crisis is in order.

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    Analysts are hailing the beginnings of a recovery in the nation’s housing market. But to beleaguered homeowners, it will not feel like much of one for many months to come, the New York Times reports.

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    Weekly jobless claims and global manufacturing data could help drive the low volume markets of late August Thursday.

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    Signs of a budding housing recovery continue cropping up as mortgage interest rates hover near record lows and home prices show signs of stabilizing. So how should investors play the nascent recovery?

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    Research has shown that there will continue to be a battle for top talent in Turkey, as it competes with the West to attract and retain the best employees, says Mark Hamill, CEO of global search firm SpenglerFox

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    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Wednesday:

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    The S&P 500 may be trading above 1,400, but Goldman Sachs U.S. equity strategist David Kostin told CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” he’s sticking with his year-end target of 1,250.

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    With everyone worried about Europe and other macro concerns, stock market valuations are below where they’ve been historically, Ron Baron, Baron Capital CEO, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday.

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    Take a look at some of Wednesday's midday movers:

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    Plunging yields and surging issuance has triggered a scare in high-yield bonds, but bubble hunters may be looking in the wrong place.

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    Calls are growing to suspend the federal ethanol production mandate next year, as the worst drought in more than half a century has devastated the corn crop in the U.S. The question is whether a waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard will actually bring down sky-high corn prices.

  • Russia’s entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is good news but investors shouldn’t expect miracles straight away, Murat Ulgen, chief economist for Central & Eastern Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa at HSBC, told CNBC.

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    The central bank isn't the only party concerned about the strong Australian dollar.

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    Recent headlines have suggested that the fiscal cliff and continuing struggles in the US economy will cause equity markets to drop in the next few months by 25%. I hear these arguments and understand them - but I believe the probabilities are that this will not play out as some have predicted.

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    The proportion of people who say they are saving less than last year to retirement savings is down, but the retirement income deficit for the coming generation of retirees is estimated to be $4.3 trillion.

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    KKR Financial Holdings has been performing well, and yesterday the bulls looked for the strength to continue.

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    Check out which companies are making headlines after the bell Tuesday:

  • Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke testifies during a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee February 7, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

    With visions of more easing, investors will be looking on Wednesday over the minutes of the Fed’s last meeting, but they are unlikely to find a clear signal on the Fed’s policy intentions.

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    The culture of equities hasn’t died and it doesn’t really matter anyway, Jack Bogle, Vanguard founder, told CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Tuesday.

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    Stocks are breaking a recent pattern, shaking off their summertime blues and recapturing four-year highs, and there are even reasons why those gains could continue for now.