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New manufacturing facility expected to bring 300 new jobs to Campbell Co., VA
CAMPBELL COUNTY, Va.— A new manufacturing facility is coming to Campbell County and is expected to create 300 new jobs. wdbj.com
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Painfully slow improvement in the job market
The labor market is continuing its agonizingly slow path toward recovery. According to government figures released Friday, U.S. employers added 155,000 non-farm payroll jobs in December. Gains came in health care, manufacturing, food services and construction. This report is better than the 153,000 median forecast of economists surveyed by Bloomberg News and worse than the 160,000 forecast by Dow Jones. msn.com
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Congress Missed Another Opportunity to Pass Meaningful Jobs Legislation
The 112th Congress has officially ended and the 113th has begun. It is deeply disappointing that Congress failed to act on bipartisan jobs legislation– the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill (MTB). As a result, duty suspensions on over 600 products have lapsed, meaning costs have gone up for companies that manufacture in the United States. Another roughly 700 new bill requests were not considered; as a result, manufacturers did not see the costs of their inputs reduced. shopfloor.org
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Gingrich Says GOP Debt Ceiling Strategy Is A 'Dead Loser'
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) warned House Republicans not to hold the debt ceiling for political leverage Friday, contradicting Republicans who have strongly hinted at their plans to do just that. Huffington Post
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Debt ceiling: Welcome to Fight Club
Right after the House passed the fiscal cliff compromise, President Obama said, "I will not have another debate with this Congress over whether or not they should pay the bills that they've already racked up through the laws that they passed." CNN
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Calls from tea party for 'consequences' of fiscal cliff vote


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End of Stimulus? Why It Isn't All Bad News
The Federal Reserve's minutes on Thursday hinted at an earlier-than-expected end to its unprecedented bond buying program, triggering a sell-off in equities as investors worried about an end to historically low interest rates. The upside? Analysts say this is the Fed's way of weaning markets off the drug of quantitative easing and reflects the central bank's confidence in the U.S. economy. CNBC
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Services Sector Expands; Factory Orders Are Flat
The vast U.S. services sector in December grew at its fastest clip in 10 months, boosted by a rise in new orders. Meanwhile, a separate report showed that new orders received by U.S. factories were flat in November CNBC
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Mississippi River Could Close to Barge Traffic Within Days
Drought may cause traffic on the Mississippi River – which is used to transport everything from grain to petroleum to coal – to a halt as soon as this weekend. And the stoppage could last for months. TIME
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PLATINUM OPTION: Obama's Best Recourse To Avoid Debt Limit Standoff
Because of the deal made on New Year's Day that averted the immediate impact of the so-called fiscal cliff, America will face a sequel to the debt ceiling hostage crisis that led to the super committee and the sequester and the fiscal cliff and the fiscal cliff solution and the sequel to the debt ceiling hostage crisis that led to the super committee and the sequester and the fiscal cliff and the fiscal cliff solution, et cetera, ad infinitum. The best of all possible fiscal cliff deals would have included a guaranteed de-weaponization of the debt ceiling. Since the fiscal cliff deal did not include any such de-weaponization, America's credit and the global economy are still very much jeopardized by the dangerous lunatics who have threatened another round of hostage-taking. What can be done about it? Well, what about a magic trillion-dollar coin, wrought from platinum? Would that help? Huffington Post
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