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U.S. Economy Shows Positive Signs For Growth

The U.S. economy is improving faster than previously predicted, according to two dozen economists surveyed by the Associated Press. The economists foresee stronger growth and more hiring than they did two months ago. They also predict an unemployment rate at around 8 percent by Election Day.
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As Elkhart's Electric Dreams Fizzle, RVs Come Back

The Indiana city known as the RV capital of the world took a hit when the economy — and with it, the demand for recreational vehicles — took a nosedive. Soon, the manufacturing-dependent area had the nation's highest jobless rate. Local officials pinned recovery hopes, and a lot of government money, on electric vehicles — a bet that didn't pay off. But now the RV business is picking up again.
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Let A Stranger Drive Your Car? More Owners Say 'Yes'

Several new startups are connecting people who need a car with strangers who want to make a few extra bucks renting theirs out. Wheelz is one such peer-to-peer car-sharing company. The Silicon Valley startup is gaining traction on college campuses in the Bay Area.
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Rush To Judgment: Advertisers Flee Limbaugh's Show

Advertisers and conservative commentators have denounced the undisputed king of political radio talk in the wake of sexually charged comments he made about a Georgetown law student. It is far from Limbaugh's first such episode, but two things make this incident stand out: the nature of the target and the timing of his comments.
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SuperPAC Ads Fill Airwaves On Eve Of Super Tuesday

The candidates are spending modestly, but the superPACs are out in full force in Ohio and elsewhere. They've already shelled out $12 million for ads — most of them negative — in Super Tuesday states.
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U.S. A Net Gas Exporter For First Time In Decades

The U.S. has become a net exporter of gasoline for the first time in fifty years. Thanks to rising production at refineries and declining demand, the United States exported more gasoline than it imported in December. The unusual development reflects the segmented U.S. energy market — the East Coast needs to import gas while the Midwest produces a surplus.

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