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ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to enact a new job-creation bill, demanding that it include tax breaks for small business hiring and for people who make their homes more energy efficient. Neither one of those Obama-backed proposals was included in a jobs bill passed by the House in December. That $174 billion stimulus package is now before the Senate, where it faces a tougher road, in part because it is financed with deficit spending.


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