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    • New joblessness figures are raising pressure on the White House for job-creation action, with Oberstar still pressing more infrastructure funding as a solution (WSJ)
    • Illinois area lawmakers pitching a rail tourism corridor (Tribune)
    • Is America headed for a canal trolley-boat comeback? (TNR's The Vine)
    • In Washington D.C., every locality wants to play host to Northrup Grumman's new headquarters, and the offered goodies are flying fast and furious (WaPo)
    • Franken pushes for local Minnesota highway project to get stimulus money (Repub-Eagle)
    • Auto industry strutting its stuff this week at annual Detroit auto show, with congressional leaders in tow ... (UPI)
    • ... while Ford's CEO unveils his solution to distracted driving: a device that reads tweets aloud to drivers (Caller.com)

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