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Will Fed Chairman Bernanke Be Right This Time?

Five years ago on the last day of February, he told Congress the economy's fundamentals were strong. On this last day of February 2012, he predicted that inflation will remain in check.
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Realtors Fight For Mortgage Interest Deduction

A number of realtors took to Annapolis Tuesday to protest a bill that would reduce the mortage interest rate deduction for residents of the state, saying it would further stymie growth in the housing sector.


Op-Ed: Gas Prices Are Not A Political Issue

Industry analysts say oil prices rose ten dollars a gallon in February, driving up gas prices at the pump. Washington Post columnist Charles Lane argues that though gas prices have long been a political issue, gas prices are largely determined by global crude oil prices.
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Protesters Arrested During Attempt To Block Monsanto Offices

Protesters attempted to "occupy" Monsanto's offices in downtown D.C. today, citing the company's economic impacts on farms around the country.
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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.


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.

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.