February 17, 2012 Headlines: GM's Record Profit, Xi in Iowa, Santorum and the Working Class, and More

Posted by smorgante on 02/17/2012

WSJ: Manufacturing continues to be a bright spot in the economy.

NYT: Manufacturing and housing are both picking up steam, good news for the overall economy.

FP: In Iowa, Xi Jinping and Gov. Terry Branstad meet to build ties.

The Hill: GM posted a record profit of $7.6 billion.

WSJ: Rick Santorum continues to paint himself as the candidate for working-class GOP voters.

The Hill: Payroll tax cut extension appears to be a done deal.

WSJ: More positive signs from the Philly Fed.

NYT: China’s currency is rising slowly, but it’s too slow and too small to make a difference.

NPR: How the Chinese feel when Europe comes asking for money.

WSJ: China and Iran reach an agreement to keep the oil flowing.

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