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US economy picking up steam but many buy Republican spiel

Slow pace of growth has frustrated those who have not felt recovery's benefits
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 05:50

Washington

TO hear Republicans tell it, President Barack Obama is the leader of a lacklustre economy - and Americans believe them.

The only problem: That view is outdated.

Last week's Labor Department report showed that the economy added 321,000 jobs in November, marking 10