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Today’s Headlines

7:54 AM EDT on April 7, 2010

    • Exxon's total U.S. income-tax bill for 2009: $0 (Forbes)
    • Obama's economic advisers mount a new defense of "cash for clunkers" program (White House Blog)
    • D.C.'s proposed streetcar could be sidelined by resistance from locals, the National Park Service to overhead electrical wires (WashPost)
    • Matt Taibbi on how interest-rate swaps helped doom one Alabama county (Rolling Stone)
    • Toyota weighing a legal challenge to its $16m fine from the U.S. DOT, at the risk of more bad publicity (AP)
    • Felix Salmon: Fannie Mae's new national housing survey reveals some puzzling truths about Americans' attitude towards homeownership versus renting
    • Urban planner Chris Leinberger believes 70 percent of coming demand for denser, mixed-use development will come from the suburbs, not major cities (TNR's The Avenue)
    • Utah gets its first BRT network (SL Tribune)

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