Tuesday, February 12, 2008 Last Update: 4:52 AM ET

Mortgage Crisis Spreads Past Subprime Loans

Even with borrowers strong credit are feeling the pinch as home values fall and payments rise. Tuesday, several banks are expected to offer assistance to ease the burden.

For Clinton, Bid Hinges on Texas and Ohio

On the eve of Tuesday's Potomac primaries, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign increasingly believes that she has been boxed into a must-win position in the Ohio and Texas primaries in March.

Seeking Unity, Obama Feels Pull of Racial Divide

Barack Obama had hoped to be above racial tensions, but his campaign has been pulled into the thick of them from early on.

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What's in a Quartet? A Full Curriculum
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What's in a Quartet? A Full Curriculum

An unusual experiment at the Curtis Institute of Music has established Beethoven's String Quartet No. 11 in F minor as the touchstone of the school year for its students.

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Trial's Focus to Suit Bush

The cases of those accused with roles in 9 / 11 represent a major part of President Bush's "unfinished business."

Arizona Seeing Signs of Flight by Immigrants

The weakening economy coupled with recent curbs on illegal immigration are steering immigrants away.

City Hospitals Reinvent Role of Emergency

New York hospitals are spending hundreds of millions of dollars rebuilding and expanding their emergency rooms.

Love Me, Love My Apartment

The high cost of housing can push couples into sharing or marrying. Tight quarters may be love's final test.

New York to Paris the Hard Way
New York to Paris the Hard Way

Competitors in the first around-the- world race crossed continents while making repairs on the fly.

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