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D.C. Government To Pay For Private Sector On-The-Job Training

Unemployment is a persistent problem in the District, so city leaders are unveiling a program that would subsidize the salaries of out-of-work residents hired by local businesses.

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Obama Talks Manufacturing In North Carolina

President Obama traveled to North Carolina Wednesday, where he talked about the manufacturing sector. Melissa Block talks with Scott Horsley about the event.
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Housing Stalls Election-Year Economic Growth

President Obama began Tuesday's news conference talking about the U.S. housing market. He said in many ways the U.S. economy is getting stronger but millions of Americans can't find jobs, and millions more are having trouble paying the rent or mortgage.
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Lehman Exits Chapter 11, To Pay Creditors

When Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008, it was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history. More than three years later, Lehman is emerging from Chapter 11. The firm is really just back in business to liquidate itself. Lehman has about $65 billion in assets that it intends to distribute among its many creditors starting next month.
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Obama Counters Republican Strategies On Iran

President Obama held a wide-ranging news conference Tuesday. He bluntly challenged Republican critics of his Iran policy — saying the stakes are too high to let politics intrude. The news conference was designed to steal some of the spotlight from GOP presidential hopefuls on Super Tuesday.
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Is U.S. Energy Independence Finally Within Reach?

The U.S. has been dependent on foreign oil for its energy needs for decades. Some analysts now say the country could become energy independent over the next decade. Still, exactly what "energy independence" means is in dispute.
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County Leaders Protest Virginia's Budget Impasse

Local leaders from across the Commonwealth of Virginia converged on Richmond Tuesday to call for state legislators to agree on a budget and free local governments from budget gridlock.

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What's Behind These High Gas Prices?

Americans use 300 million gallons of gasoline every day, so it's no surprise they keep a close eye on prices at the pump. Taxes, refinery regulations, transportation expenses and global crude oil supply and demand all influence rising costs.

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