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Put more money in consumers' pockets to boost recovery

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Amy Sancetta / AP / File

(Read caption) In this April 12, 2011 photo, shopper Andrew Boston leaves the Save-a-Lot grocery store with his purchases in Northfield, Ohio. Would the economy recover more quickly if consumers, not businesses, got a little more help from the government?

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“I am concerned about the fact that the recovery that we’re on is not producing jobs as fast as I want it to happen,” President Obama said Tuesday, amid the flood of bad economic news, including last Friday’s alarming jobs report.


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