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Long-Term Unemployment's Strain On The Job Search

It makes people lose touch with their professional networks, and can negatively affect relationships. Jobless benefits have been lengthened from 26 to 99 weeks by Congress, but a push in Washington to cut back on spending may mean that extension could expire.
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Does The Economy Need A Little Inflation?

Central bankers hate inflation. But at least one prominent economist argues a moderate increase in inflation is exactly what the U.S. needs to boost the economy and keep it from falling back into recession. But the idea may be a hard sell.
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Obama Pushes Jobs Bill From White House

President Obama held a news conference in the East Room of the White House Thursday, pushing Congress to pass his jobs bill. Again, the president challenged Republicans to support his plan or to seek compromise on an alternative. He also took aim at the nation's banks for rising fees and their efforts to fight financial reform.
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Va. Budget Surplus Obscuring Hidden Deficit?

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Virginia's governor is boasting of a big budget surplus after big cuts to education this year -- but some question whether it will last through next year.

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Occupy DC Completes Peaceful March

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The Occupy DC protests continue on Thursday, with thousands of activists taking to the streets protesting at City Hall, the White House and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

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Obama To Congress: Make Jobs Proposal Top Priority

In a White House news conference Thursday morning, President Obama urged Congress to pass his jobs-creation plan.
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Debt Crises Not A Damper For Some U.S. Businesses

Despite concerns about Congress and the European debt crisis, most U.S business owners remain optimistic and expect growth to continue this year, the heads of both General Electric and FedEx said Thursday.

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