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The White House says restoring the U.S. manufacturing sector is an essential part of getting the economy back on track. GOP candidate Rick Santorum also wants to see tax breaks for manufacturing companies. But economists say tax breaks may not be the best way to help manufacturers.
New York is one of the last remaining states in the country that has yet to redraw its congressional boundaries based on the 2010 census. Lawmakers have tried, and failed, to agree on two seats to eliminate. Meanwhile, a federal judge prepares to release her own political map later this month.
The high-energy dance classes are all the rage, but some critics are taking issue with the fitness craze being labeled as Latin dance. Authentic or not, with 12 million people dancing off the pounds, Zumba business is booming.
Why are politicians and those of us who vote for them so obsessed with inconsistency? We take that question on from three angles: how our brains are wired; the psychology of judging what's consistent; and how consistency plays out in leadership styles.
The trial to determine liability in the Deepwater Horizon spill was scheduled to start Monday in New Orleans. But late Friday, BP and some of the plaintiffs announced a settlement. The rest of the plaintiffs could still choose to take the case to trial.
The small town of Piner, Kentucky, was one of many areas struck by tornadoes last week. The residents of the Kenton County town are trying to get their lives back on track, and that includes going back to school. Renee Montagne talks to Dr. Teri Cox-Cruey, superintendent of schools for Kenton County.
As the Republican presidential candidates concentrate their efforts on Super Tuesday, both parties are gearing up for what could be a down-to-the-wire race for control of Congress. National opinion polls show Democrats and Republicans are tied after voters were asked which party they want to see in control.
Throughout Yemen's uprising, few Western journalists were able to get into the country2011. Those who did had to remain under the radar. In their absence, a young team of freelancers became the world's witnesses to mass protests and brutal crackdowns.
A Russian billboard company, owned until last year by News Corp, is being scrutinized over possibly bribing public officials. The FBI began looking into News Corps' operations after its British newspapers were embroiled in a bribery and phone hacking scandal.
Against the political pageantry of the National People's Congress, China's Premier delivered his annual state-of-the-nation address. The headline figure: a growth target of 7.5 percent. It's the first time that's dipped below 8 percent since 2004.
It all comes down to Ohio. That's the view of many political observers one day ahead of Super Tuesday's 10 Republican contests. Can Mitt Romney use his Michigan win as a springboard to achieve victory in the economically- and demographically-similar state next door? Or, will Romney's lack of home-state advantages give Santorum a slight edge?
In Russia, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin scored a decisive victory in Sunday's presidential election. He'll return to the Kremlin and extend his hold on power for six more years. Exit polling showed Putin winning nearly 60 percent of the vote, but independent observers claimed that the election was riddled with violations.
The cut-priced Japanese cars first appeared in the U.S. in 1958. Datsun was produced by Nissan, which decided to phase out the brand in the 1980s. Now a Japanese newspaper says Nissan may bring it back.
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