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U.S. President Obama delivers remarks on the American Jobs Act at Manchester High School Central in Manchester

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the American Jobs Act at Manchester High School Central in Manchester, New Hampshire November 22, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Unemployment chronicles

Private employers hired more workers than expected in February and

demand for a range of factory goods was solid in January, hopeful signs

for the economy as it deals with higher taxes and deep government budget

cuts. Strong auto sales, better hiring and a continued housing recovery helped

the U.S. economy grow throughout the country.