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Home prices slide in 17 of 20 metropolitan areas
Home prices in 20 U.S. metropolitan areas fell in December by the most on record, a private survey showed. The S&P/Case-Shiller home-price index dropped 9.1 percent from December 2006, after a 7.7 percent decrease in November. Nationwide, home prices fell 8.9 percent in the fourth quarter from a year earlier, the biggest decline in 20 …