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All 50 states contributed to the record-setting $2.2 trillion value of exports in 2012.

New-home sales jumped in January, a sign that the housing recovery is accelerating.

New policies will accelerate scientific breakthroughs, innovation, economic growth and job creation.

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U.S. home building surged in December to finish the year with the most new homes started since 2008.

The House passed a package of recovery and related aid for Superstorm Sandy and other disasters

US exports to Africa, home to 6 of the 10 fastest growing countries. Visit http://export.gov/africa

The amount foreign visitors spent visiting the U.S. in September, a 4% increase over September 2011.

The amount of money earned by all US residents in 2011

U.S. military veterans own 2.4 million businesses, or nearly 1 in 10 of all businesses nationwide.

The amount Veteran-owned businesses generate in receipts; employ nearly 5.8 million people.

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