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Poll: Most want US payroll tax cut extended

Most Americans want Congress to vote to continue the payroll tax reduction, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll that comes as Democrats and Republicans wrestle over whether to extend the cut through 2012. It’s the latest instance in which lawmakers on Capitol Hill have allowed partisan sniping to hold up action that polls show… Continue Reading Poll: Most want US payroll tax cut extended

A key federal transportation stimulus program expired Feb. 28, and the construction industry fears it will face mass layoffs and financial loss unless $932 million in earmarks are approved within weeks. “Federal funding has been giving contractors the lifeline they need to stay in business,” said Associated General Contractors of America chief economist Ken Simonson.“Without… Continue Reading As stimulus money dwindles, construction industry grasps for more federal help

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