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Can electric cars win over the mass market?

CHICAGO — It’s not every day that a US governor accepts an invitation to the launch of a Japanese-built car, but Nissan’s all-electric Leaf offers environmental credentials that top any nationalistic concerns. “Illinois is laying the groundwork for electric vehicles and a more green economy, and our efforts are paying…

White House claims rescue effort saved three million jobs

President Barack Obama’s White House will argue Wednesday that its policies have saved or created three million US jobs, as it battles to convince Americans the economic recovery remains on track. Vice President Joseph Biden and top adviser Christina Romer will make the case for Obama’s handling of the economy,…