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Obama Hails Master Lock For Bringing Jobs Home

President Obama traveled to Wisconsin on Wednesday. He toured the Master Lock plant, which has recently brought manufacturing jobs back to the US from China. The plant is running at full capacity for the first time in more than a decade.
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Congress Close To Extending Payroll Tax Break

Congressional Republicans have backed away from a showdown with President Obama over a popular payroll tax holiday.
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Should Facebook's Users Share Its Riches?

When Facebook goes public, the social network will raise up to $100 billion. But the people who produce all of its content — the users — will make nothing. One well-known thinker on the impact of technology on society takes issue with that. Computer scientist Jaron Lanier has a proposal for how Facebook could share the money with its 800 million users.
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Advertising War Heats Up Before Mich. Primary

Michigan's primary isn't until Feb. 28, but Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney — as well as a superPAC supporting Romney — have taken to the airwaves with a mix of positive and negative advertising.
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As GOP Race Shifts, SuperPAC Mega-Donors Weigh Next Moves

The SuperPAC supporting Rick Santorum has a mega-donor of its own who says he is in it for the long haul — opening up a race for which superPAC can receive the most help from wealthy donors.
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Why Romney's Shaggy Dog Story Won't Die

Will the tale about Mitt Romney strapping the family Irish setter to the roof of his car actually hurt him with voters?
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China's V.P. Strengthens Ties In Muscatine, Iowa

Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping, the heir apparent to the presidency, visited Muscatine, Iowa Wednesday. He spent a week with a family there in 1979 to learn about American agriculture. Des Moines Register reporter Kyle Munson discusses the relationships foreign leaders form with U.S. towns.

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