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News Roundup | March 7, 2012

Here’s a roundup of this morning’s must-read budget and economic stories:

According to Bloomberg, President Obama says the U.S. needs to take “modest” measures to cut the budget deficit.

The New York Times says the economy was the top issue in Tuesday’s primary races.

According to The Hill, the White House and the Republican House have agreed to a package of bills aimed at helping small businesses.

In remarks to the Business Roundtable yesterday, President Obama said it is time to reform the tax code. The Associated Press and Politico have the details.

Also Tuesday, President Obama announced another new plan to help homeowners refinance. The New York Times and The Washington Post have the details of that proposal. According to CNBC, a former Republican Treasury secretary agrees.

Politico examines continuing Republican negotiations over the highway spending bill that will likely be voted on this spring.

According to the Los Angeles Times, gas prices will continue to rise. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Free Beacon reports that pay for young Americans entering the job market is down.

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