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The Thrill Of A Job, And The Worry Over Digging Out
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In some parts of the country, like San Diego (above), gas prices are above $4 a gallon. Some Republicans are trying to tie those higher prices at the pump to President Obama's energy policies. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Revving Up For 2012, GOP Hits Obama On Gas Prices
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National Urban League Charts Way Forward For Blacks
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High Oil Prices Could Slow U.S. Economic Growth
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Gov. Kasich: Ohioans Must Get Used To Change
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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill that will cut the amount of time a worker can get unemployment. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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In Tough Economy, Mich. Targets Jobless Benefits
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In Quake-Struck Japan, Businesses Try To Rebuild
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Can Japan Overcome Economic Hurdles?
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Japan Crises, Gas Prices May Hurt April's Car Sales
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Mortgage Rule Raises Doubts For Banks, Borrowers
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