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Fear Is The Biggest Hurdle For Some Job Seekers

Job opportunities are still scarce, but so is self-confidence for some potential employees. Many lose faith in their abilities when they lose a job, and getting back to work can cause a lot of anxiety.
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Santorum Ally Friess Praises Old-School 'Contraceptive': Aspirin Between Knees

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked billionaire Santorum backer Foster Friess whether he thought the GOP presidential candidate's very conservative social views would be disadvantageous to Santorum in the general election. Friess not only didn't think so; he indicated he didn't see what all the fuss was about. And then he dispensed some advice about contraceptives.
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N.J. Assembly Votes To Legalize Gay Marriage

The New Jersey State Assembly followed the lead of the state Senate and voted to legalize same-sex marriage in the state on Thursday. Governor Chris Christie has vowed to veto the measure and put it up for referendum in November.
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Santorum: Detroit Could Be Saved With Tax Cuts

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum traveled to Michigan on Thursday, where he delivered a speech to the Detroit Economic Club. Polls show Santorum leading Michigan-born Mitt Romney in the state.
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Primary Race Close In Romney's Birthplace Of Mich.

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney calls Michigan home, but he's playing catch-up with voters in the state. On Thursday, Romney spoke at a meeting of several local chambers of commerce.
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Billions Of Dollars At Stake In BP Oil Spill Trial

The first phase of the trial for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon accident and oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is scheduled to begin on Feb. 27. Billions of dollars are at stake for BP, the other companies involved, and the states, companies and individuals harmed by the disaster. Negotiations between all parties are continuing and some observers believe the case could be settled before opening arguments even begin.
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Congress Agrees On Payroll Tax Extension

Congressional negotiators have finally finished the details on a deal to extend the payroll tax holiday through the end of the year. A final vote may take place Friday or Saturday.

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