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News Roundup | April 17, 2012

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

The Washington Post and The Washington Examiner cover the GSA hearing on Capitol Hill this week. The Washington Post also reports one of the GSA officials may have received “bribes or kickbacks,” during the planning of the 2010 conference.

The “Buffett Rule” was defeated in the Senate yesterday on a vote of 51-45. The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and Politico report the details of the vote and future for the tax.

The House is expected to pass House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan’s budget today according to The Hill.

Bloomberg reports that foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury debt have reached their highest amount ever.

World unemployment holds steady at 8% according to the latest Gallup survey.

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