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US President Obama is to ask Congress to increase and extend research and development tax credits, reports the Associated Press. Obama is to announce the proposal to extend a credit option for businesses from 14 percent to 17 percent, in a speech on Wednesday. The proposal will cost an estimated $100 billion. The Obama administration says this and a series of new measures will help grow the economy.

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