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European Central Bank Launches Stimulus Plan

The ECB will begin buying up eurozone member government bonds in a bid to stimulate Europe's flagging economy. America's Federal Reserve had a similar program that aided recovery from its 2008 crisis.
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Obama Defends His Aggressive Agenda In Boise, Idaho

In his State of the Union address, President Obama talked about middle-class tax cuts, free community college and paid sick leave. The next day, he headed to Boise to drum up support for his ideas.
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At The Monterey Presidio, City And Army Partner To Reduce Costs

Along California's central coast, the city of Monterey and the Army's Defense Language Institute have formed a partnership, saving about $2 million a year by sharing costs.
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Conservatives Disagree With Obama's Social Spending Proposals

Steve Inskeep talks with David Frum, senior editor at The Atlantic, about what, if anything, Republicans can work with in President Obama's State of the Union address.
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At Davos, U.S. Economic Recovery Widely Lauded

Audie Cornish talks with Kenneth Rogoff, professor of economics at Harvard University, and former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund.
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Middle Class Economics Dominate Obama's State Of The Union

President Obama wants to expand an existing tax credit for child care and create a new one for families with two working spouses. He also wants to make two years of community college free and expand access to retirement savings programs.
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Tired Of Paying For Checked Baggage? You're Actually Getting A Good Deal

Everyone hates to pay extra for checked baggage on an airline. But you probably aren't paying enough — in fact, your baggage is bumping far more lucrative cargo.
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Standard & Poor's Settles In SEC Ratings Fraud Case

Standard & Poor's has agreed to pay fines of nearly $80 million to settle charges that it changed the way it was rating securities in a bid to win business, but didn't bother to tell investors. The firm also agreed to a one year ban on rating certain kinds of securities. A separate Justice Department investigation is still underway.
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Minimum Wage Debate Arises Again In Richmond

Will the state legislature's Republican majority soften to Democratic proposals? Democrats say it's possible.

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For D.C.-Area Republicans, Obama's Speech Is A Non-Starter

The region's GOP lawmakers said the State Of The Union offered a series of misguided proposals for keeping the economy on track.

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