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Obama Uses Pa. Trip To Push Tax Cut Extension

At a high school in Scranton, Pa., Wednesday, President Obama exhorted Republicans in Congress to extend the pay roll tax cut. He said putting money in the pockets of working people is more important than partisan politics.
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Setbacks And Surprises Part Of The Deal For A Startup

The roller-coaster ride for one Seattle startup continues. One co-founder has left, the company may have to change its name, and the entrepreneurs have raised far less money than they had hoped. Despite all that, the team isn't giving up.
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Recent Veterans Find Higher Jobless Rates On Return

The unemployment rate for vets who served since September 2001 is higher than the overall U.S. rate. Though veteran unemployment was the subject of a recently passed bill, one veterans advocate says he worries that as Americans grow weary of hearing about war, Congress will also stop paying attention.
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D.C. Fire Chief Aims To Cut Force

D.C. Fire Chief Kenneth Ellerbe is proposing changes to the city's shift structure that will save the city money by increasing the number of days firefighters work from 8 to 22.

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Fed Cuts Expected To Hit D.C. Hospitality Industry Hard

Federal budget cuts imposed by President Obama could have a disproportionate effect on the D.C. travel and hospitality industries.

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Stocks Soar, But How Strong Is The Economy?

Reports of increased hiring and strength in manufacturing along with central banks moving to help ease Europe's financial crisis sent stock markets up sharply Wednesday. Analysts said the economy isn't on the verge of booming, but the risks of a double-dip recession have eased.

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