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The government's consumer agency says the programs are there, but teachers, firefighters and other public servants aren't being informed about them.
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Darryl Lane Woods has pleaded guilty to spending $381,000 in TARP funds on a waterfront spot in Florida.
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The country has witnessed a surprising 17% decline from 2005, thanks to effective federal programs -- which are now threatened.
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