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Workers remove furnishings from a foreclosed house in Fort Edward, N.Y., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2008. The nation's housing bust and economic downfalls have greatly increased the number of homes being foreclosed and taken by banks. The bank typically hires a real estate agent to resell it, but someone has to come in and clean up after the last residents. That's led to a boom in a new type of startup business, cleaning up foreclosures, also known as "real-estate owned" or REOs. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)