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Published December 19, 2010, 06:16 PM

Benefits: Jobless Relieved Life Raft Still Afloat

President Barack Obama extended unemployment benefits for Smith and millions of other Americans when he signed tax-cut legislation Friday. It helps people who have been out of work more than 26 weeks but less than 99 weeks, though the benefits vary greatly from state to state.

By: Meghan Barr, Associated Press

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