A young couple dreamily contemplates their first new home.

First-time homebuyer tax credit: Get ready to pay

Taxpayers who claimed the $7,500 first-time homebuyer tax credit two years ago need to be ready to pay come tax day 2011, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. That’s because the first repayment on stimulus is due with the 2010 tax return on April 18. How the first-time homebuyer credit worked A segment of new U.S. homebuyers
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Two-thirds of US men worked in 2010, a record low

A lower percentage of Americans held jobs last year than at any point since 1983, reports USA Today. After a peak of 49.3 percent employment in 2000, only 45.4 percent of Americans were employed. In addition, only 66.8 percent of men were employed in 2010, the lowest figure on record. Challenges to U.S. social programs