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"It's not a blip. It's a trend we've been seeing for months."

Jesse Toprak, chief automotive analyst at TrueCar, on a big jump in car prices. New vehicles in March had an average price of $30,748, up 6.9 percent from the previous March.

"People are looking at the math and saying, 'No, it doesn't add up.'"

David Tan, of J.P. Morgan Asset Management on the growing unease among investors about the ability of Spain and other European nations to solve their financial problems.

"Apparently, I'm supposed to be more angry about what Mitt Romney does with his money than what Barack Obama does with mine."

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David Burge of Iowahawk blog on the left's criticism of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

"I felt like I was on this multiyear, never-ending audition to be his wife."

"Jennifer," a client of University of Virginia clinical psychologist Meg Jay's, on cohabiting with her boyfriend. Jay wrote in the April 15 New York Times on the downside of cohabiting and that cohabiting couples are more likely to divorce.

"It was just like being Superman. You are able to go over and take a photo mentally and ask, 'Does this match?' And when you say, 'No', you keep on going and going and going."

Saroo Brierley on how he used satellite imagery to find his family. Brierley became separated from his brother on a train in India in 1986 at age 5, left homeless, and was later adopted. Beginning last year he used mathematical calculations and Google Earth until he recognized his home in central India and found his birth mother there earlier this year.


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