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Kuster urges unemployment insurance extension

U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster wants Congress to extend benefits for long-term unemployed workers into 2014.

The emergency jobless benefits were extended at the beginning of the year as part of a deal designed to avert a so-called fiscal cliff of tax increases and across-the-board spending cuts.

Kuster, a Democrat and member of the House Small Business Committee, said unless Congress reauthorizes the program, 1,300 New Hampshire residents will be cut off from unemployment insurance at the end of December.

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