Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 26, 2012
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This Saturday federal highway funding expires and lawmakers must decide on a new plan. If no deal is reached, local construction projects may suffer, and jobs could be lost. College football fans and the NCAA are on the cusp of getting what they want: a four-team playoff. When the Supreme Court makes its decision on the Affordable Care Act -- expected to come down this Thursday -- advocacy groups will be trying to maximize their national exposure as a way to boost their brands.
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Posted In: sales tax, Japan
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Posted In: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
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Posted In: Immigration law, Supreme Court, arizona
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