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Special report: Does corporate America kowtow to China?

China's rise as a manufacturing power has benefited American factory owners in at least one way. Full story

Rush of stock buybacks may not be good thing

Companies are gobbling up their own shares this year. Should you join in the buying spree? Full story

China leads challenge to 'scientific superpowers'

China and other emerging nations such as Brazil and India are becoming leaders in science to rival traditional "scientific superpowers" such as the United States, Europe and Japan, a top British academy said on Monday. Full story

Special report: On borrowed time: budget delays start to hurt

By Andy Sullivan Full story

Finding the 'next big thing' to create jobs

NBC News looks at challenges and opportunities in America. In Silicon Valley, chip giant Intel spends billions on research and development, looking for the next big thing in order to keep America's from losing a competitive edge in the globaly economy. Full story

Scientists Pleased with Obama's 2012 Budget Proposal

For the most part, federal investment in science fared well this afternoon (Feb. 14) when President Obama released his 2012 budget proposal, a plan to spend $3.73 trillion while reducing the scope of the federal deficit. Full story

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  Investing in America

Fmr. Gov. Ed Rendell joins Morning Joe to talk about Obama's proposed investments in infrastructure, innovaiton and R&D in the State of the Union.

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