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Payroll tax cut extension helps buoy markets

Posted at 3:08 PM on December 23, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Economy, Jobs and unemployment, Taxes

From MarketWatch:

U.S. stocks on Friday rose toward their third weekly gain in four after Congress approved a tax-cut extension and orders for durable goods in November climbed the most in four months.


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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.