Congress moves toward extending jobless benefits

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Congress moves toward extending jobless benefits

January 7, 2014 Updated Jan 7, 2014 at 3:01 PM CDT

White House-backed legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, clearing the way for bipartisan negotiations in the opening days of an election-year session of Congress.

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