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Noteworthy News – February 25, 2013

Economy:

Is ‘Made in the USA’ coming back? – BBC News

Sign of a Comeback: U.S. Carmakers Are Hiring – New York Times

Why is Wal-Mart worried? Payroll tax could cut consumer spending – CS Monitor

The End of Growth Wouldn’t Be the End of Capitalism – Atlantic

Janet Yellen explains our crummy recovery in three charts – Washington Post

Markets:

UK loses top AAA credit rating for first time since 1978 – BBC

Investors Rediscover Risk-Taking Abroad - New York Times

Salary Increase By Major – Wall Street Journal

‘Seller’s Market’ Developing As Housing Inventory Hits A 13-Year Low – Forbes

Highest & Cheapest Gas Prices by Country – Bloomberg

Gold sinks below $1,600 amid ‘death cross’ talk – MarketWatch

Politics:

The Case for a Higher Gasoline Tax - New York Times

FOMC Minutes Reveal Committee Haunted by Phantom Menace – Slate.com

Banks:

Why Should Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year? – Bloomberg

Cargill joins Wall Street banks as swap dealer – Reuters

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