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Cantor Hopes To Move Jobs Bill, But Democrats Want More

Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.) is trying to make headway on some business-friendly legislation in the House, but some area Democrats are not sold.

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D.C. Council Examines Cancelled Youth Job Training Contract

The D.C. Council is looking into why the city staunchly defended a youth job training contract that was ultimately overturned by a city appeals board.

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Obama Reminds Critics Auto Industry Bailout Worked

Speaking before the United Auto Workers Tuesday, President Obama defended his rescue of the auto industry. His Republican rivals continue to criticize the bailout. The UAW is expected to play an active role in his re-election campaign.
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Record Low Interest Rates Raise Inflation Concerns

The Federal Reserve plans to keep short-term interest rates near zero until 2014, about 18 months longer then planned. Rates have already been low for several years, and there's much debate about the benefits and costs of the Fed's policies — including the message it sends that the economy's recovery is slower than expected.
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The Hidden Faces Of Modern-Day Slavery

Slavery continues to exist across the United States in a number of forms. There are brothels, farms, nail salons and factories across the United States where people are working against their will, for no pay. A number of states are working on legislation to address human trafficking.
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The 2013 House Budget Proposal

House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan releases the 2013 Republican budget plan: what proposed cuts and changes to Medicare signal about fiscal battles ahead.

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Where Does The Economic Recovery Stand?

Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, of The Wall Street Journal, and Zanny Minton Beddoes, of The Economist, about how to read the latest economic signs, and whether there are any bright areas for growth.

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