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The U.S. Justice Department's inspector general announced Wednesday that 14 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives employees are responsible for failures in the “Fast and Furious” operation. Attorney General Eric Holder was cleared in the case, as the report found he wasn’t informed of the operation until after the death of a Border Patrol agent. Two of the 14 resigned immediately, and the other 12 may face disciplinary action.

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"The U.S. housing recovery is for real. Great affordability, pent-up demand and strong investor interest in rental units are driving the market." - Sal Guatieri of BMO Capital Markets, commenting on the fact that home sales are up. The National Association of Realtors said sales of occupied homes rose 7.8 percent in August.

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