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An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Apple holds its shareholder meeting today. The event will not be held until Thursday.



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Contracting manufacturing activity

in China and Europe leads your quick fix of company, market, economic and investing news for Wednesday, Feb. 22.

Wednesday's 5 Biggest Stories

China's manufacturing activity

spent a fourth straight month in contraction in February, with new export orders falling hard.


The story is the same in Europe, where

eurozone composite PMI

contracted unexpectedly in February.


Obama is set to unveil a new

revamped tax program

that would lower the effective tax rate for corporations but would kill off other deductions.

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Oh, and Thursday is the day

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Odds and Ends

Dow 13,000

is either an awesome symbol of hope or completely meaningless, depending on who you ask.


Happy Wednesday. You're about halfway through this holiday-shortened week. Here's a song by

The xx

to start the day off.


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