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News Roundup | March 19, 2012

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

House Republicans will offer their budget this week. BloombergThe HillPolitico and The Washington Post have the details.

The Hill says many in the transportation industry believe the House will pass a short-term extension for transportation programs rather than the long-term one the Senate passed last week.

According to The Washington Free Beacon, while asking veterans to pay more, the Department of Defense is paying a contractor $200 million more than that contractor’s competitor’s asking price to administer the health care program for military retirees.

Bloomberg says it is looking more likely that some banks will repay their TARP loans.

The Wall Street Journal examines Detroit’s efforts to get out of debt and rebuild its economy.

The New York Times looks at how overregulation affects businesses and the economy in Greece.

On the opinion pages: Alan Blinder says the U.S. is headed off a fiscal cliff and the two parties should work together to prevent that.

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