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Capterpillar says it plans to lay off up to 10,000 workers, with many of those cuts coming in Illinois, amid a slide in equipment orders. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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The tables are set in the State Dining Room of the White House for Friday's state dinner honoring visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testifies before the Senate Banking Committee in July. This week, Yellen and other policymakers are weighing the Fed's first rate increase in nine years. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and other policymakers will meet in Washington, D.C., this week to weigh a possible increase in interest rates. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis., holds up a $1 bill during a town hall in Las Vegas where he announced his plan to take on labor unions. Isaac Brekken/AP hide caption

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Scott Walker's Anti-Union Push May Not Prove So Easy As President

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Politics In The News: Latest On Polls, Debate News

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Ken Chen is the executive director of the Asian American Writers' Workshop in New York. Courtesy of The Asian American Writers' Workshop hide caption

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Why A White Poet Posed As Asian To Get Published, And What's Wrong With That

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Politics In The News: Iowa Poll News

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Specialist Michael O'Mara on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday. Stocks closed down 200 points after starting the day with a rally. But there's more going on in the economy than the drama on Wall Street. Richard Drew/AP hide caption

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