Voter walk outside of a polling place at the First Baptist Church of Windermere, in Orlando, Fla., during the state's primary on Jan. 31.
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Audience members listen to President Obama speak about immigration reform at Chamizal National Memorial Park in El Paso, Texas, on May 10, 2011. Both Obama and Republican Mitt Romney see garnering Latino votes as critical to winning the fall election.
As Americans watched their nest eggs sink during the Great Recession, many wondered whether they would ever be able to retire. Come this fall, millions of workers who invest in 401(k)s will learn their plans are probably worth even less than they thought.
"Fees take away from the accumulated savings of your lifetime," says Mary Beth Franklin, a contributing editor at InvestmentNews.
Daily auctions are held on foreclosed properties in front of the county courthouse in Corona, Calif. About 80 bidders, representing investors, show up to bid on properties.
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Mike Strugatz is an investor who's bought and renovated about two dozen distressed homes in the Riverside and Lake Elsinore area. He says with less inventory on the market recently, it's getting harder to find properties, and banks are demanding higher prices even for destroyed homes.
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Jennifer Bryant has made more than 30 offers on houses, mostly from her cellphone, in many cases without viewing the property. She has lost every bid, and says she often loses to all-cash buyers.
For-sale homes in California are sparse, even in areas with high foreclosure rates. It has led to buyers like Jennifer Bryant, who is willing to throw money at just about anyone willing to sell her a house.
Since February, Bryant has made 35 offers on homes in Riverside, only to be elbowed out by other bids. With few houses available and many bidders chasing these properties, she feels she has, at most, an hour to consider each house.
Orlando (David Furr), Rosalind (Lily Rabe, right) and Celia (Renee Elise Goldsberry) in <em>As You Like</em> <em>It</em>.<em> </em>The Public Theater's production opens the 50th-anniversary season at New York's Delacorte Theater.
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Kevin Kline in the 1983 Shakespeare in the Park production of <em>Richard III</em>, years after his first job at the Delacorte Theater carrying a spear in a different production of the same play.
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Deborah Rush and Meryl Streep in the 1978 Shakespeare in the Park production of <em>The Taming of the Shrew</em>. Streep did a reading of <em>Romeo and Juliet</em> with Kline on June 18, to mark the Delacorte's 50th anniversary.
On Monday evening, one of New York's most cherished cultural institutions celebrated an anniversary. The Delacorte Theater, home of the free annual Shakespeare in the Park, turned 50, and Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline led an all-star cast in a staged reading of Romeo and Juliet.
When Kline was still a student in the drama program at The Juilliard School, he made his professional debut at the Delacorte. "My first job was carrying a spear in Richard III," he remembers.