FROM Chris Isidore
A Glimmer of Hope Despite a Disappointing December Job Report November's payroll statistics have been revised to show a net gain of 4000 jobs. But December saw 85,000 more Americans become unemployed. Nevertheless, at the White House, press secretary Robert Gibbs saw a glimmer of progress. Chris Isidore is senior writer at CNN Money.com .
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