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To ease or not to ease, that is Fed's question

The Jackson Hole conference attended by many of the world's top economists, central bankers and policy makers revealed divisions over current Fed stimulus policy.

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In battleground Virginia, stimulus funds built a bridge

Waiting for a traffic light to change on the old Robertson Bridge was a frightening experience for many motorists in Danville. The solution came from President Obama's stimulus package.

As GOP says “no” to stimulus, Dems close 10-point Gallup gap

Republicans call President Obama a "carjacker" for his stimulus plan, as Democrats close gap in new poll.

Stimulus money provides union jobs in Missouri

We are getting a double benefit from the stimulus money. We are rebuilding our infrastructure and creating jobs," said Missouri Governor Jay Nixon to about 300 union members.

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In Illinois, high-speed rail seen as economic engine

CHICAGO, Ill. - In an effort to boost local and statewide economic development Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said they are committed to improving passenger and freight rail operations in Illinois. Their initiatives include high-speed rail and making Illinois an inland port and transportation hub for the Midwest.