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Market to Market April 30, 2010 (#3535)

On the third of four special editions, Market to Market covers President Obama's White House to Main Street Tour as a special "Rural Economic Summit." Obama's tour stops at Midwestern events in Iowa, Missouri, and Illinois aimed at strengthening the rural economy. (27:47)

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