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Long-Term Elder Care: What It Costs in Your State

Genworth Financial's Cost of Care survey tracked average prices of home care, assisted living facilities and nursing homes across the country, and unsurprisingly, found staggering variations. The priciest state for nursing home care in the U.S. averages more than four times as much as the cheapest.

Making Mortgage Mods Permanent: Case Studies in Frustration

If struggling homeowners are able to make trial modified mortgage payments, the next logical step, it seems, would be to make the modifications permanent. Sadly, however, this is a rare occurrence. Follow the stories of several families as they wrestle with foreclosure notices, lost payments, missing paperwork, and ultimately court orders -- all on the path to permanent mortgage modifications.

Air Products Lifts Airgas Offer to $65.50 a Share

Air Products & Chemicals (APD) has raised its bid for Airgas (ARG) to $65.50 a share in an all-cash offer. The latest offer represents a 50% premium above Airgas' closing stock price on Feb. 4, the day prior to Air Products submitting its first acquisition plan, Air Products said Monday in a written statement.

The Antiques Roadshow's Most Valuable Finds

While few people strike it rich on PBS's Antiques Roadshow, there are some who turn out to have a true treasure on their hands. Here are five of the biggest valuations from the U.S. show and where the items are now.

Air Products: Starting a Slugfest With Airgas?

Given the need big companies have to find growth and the availability of credit, no wonder hostile takeovers are sprouting. Air Products' $5.1 billion grab for Airgas would create a powerhouse in the bulk gas market, but Airgas isn't likely to play along with that plan.