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Congress Passes Extension Of Payroll Tax Cut

Both houses of Congress approved an extension of President Obama's signature payroll tax cut through the end of the year, two weeks before the actual deadline.
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As Ivies Boost Financial Aid, Teams Up Their Game

The men's basketball team at Jeremy Lin's alma mater, Harvard University, is making its mark on the national scene — and benefiting from powerful Ivy League recruiting tools: a stellar academic reputation and a big increase in financial aid.
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Sprouts Growers Say They Need FDA To Set New Safety Rules

With yet another outbreak of sprout-related illness, sprouts growers they need the FDA to provide new rules so they can test new techniques for reducing risk.
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Santorum Picks Up Momentum In Michigan

Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum gained two endorsements on Friday, including one from Ohio's attorney general who had previously supported Mitt Romney. Santorum and former Massachusetts governor Romney are campaigning in Michigan ahead of its Feb. 28 primary.
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Crumbs May Soon Dry Up For New York Subway Rats

Eating on the subway is legal in New York City, but a state lawmaker wants to change that. He says banning food could help control the rat population. The city's transit chief isn't keen on the plan, and not all riders like the idea, either.

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