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Teaching Teens To Build Hammers Home A Message

As in other U.S. cities, many of Washington, D.C.'s teenagers can't find work. Staff and volunteers at a program for troubled youth hope a program that trains teens to rebuild a gutted house in a day will give them a boost in a tight job market. But learning construction is only part of the lesson.
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Oxfam Sues SEC For Failing To Enforce Oil, Mining Transparency

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin is echoing the sentiment behind a lawsuit that calls for the SEC to enforce requirements passed in 2010 that publicly-traded oil, gas, and mining companies report payments made to world governments.

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CBO Report: U.S. Economy Could Slide Into Recession

The Congressional Budget Office is warning the U.S. economy could fall back into a recession if Washington doesn't address the looming fiscal crisis. The Bush-era tax cuts are supposed to expire as is a temporary reduction in the payroll tax. Meanwhile, deep cuts in federal spending are supposed to take place if Congress and the White House can't agree on a debt-reduction plan.
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Xerox CEO: 'If You Don't Transform, You're Stuck'

Founded in 1906, Xerox is one of America's most venerable companies. But the corporate giant has struggled in the digital age. CEO Ursula Burns, the first African-American woman to run a Fortune 500 company, is working to transform a company known for photocopy machines into a services icon.
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U.S. Politicians See Opposite Messages In Euro Crisis

Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. can't agree on what's behind the eurozone's troubles. Now it looks like the Europeans may try the approach President Obama has advocated: a commitment to long-term fiscal discipline while pursuing growth in the short term.
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Alexandria To Exceed Debt Limits

The proposed Potomac Yard Metro Station is pushing the city of Alexandria, Va. into borrowing money. Some are warning that any additional borrowing could compromise the city's stellar credit rating.

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Bipartisan Bill Bolsters Foreign Tech Entrepeneurs

Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner was part of a bipartisan group pushing a new immigration bill that would encourage highly-skilled immigrants to stay in the U.S. and open businesses in the fields of science and technology.

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Voters Agree It's The Economy, But Split On Who Can Fix It

President Obama and his expected Republican challenger are tied on the all-important question of who can best deal with the ailing economy, according to a poll released Tuesday.

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