OAK BROOK - SEPTEMBER 24: A new Energy Star rated washer is shown at a Sears store September 24, 2010 in Oak Brook, Illinois. Illinois is using federal stimulus money to give shoppers up to a $250 ... more 
OAK BROOK - SEPTEMBER 24: A new Energy Star rated washer is shown at a Sears store September 24, 2010 in Oak Brook, Illinois. Illinois is using federal stimulus money to give shoppers up to a $250 instant rebate per qualifying appliance, which will be deducted at checkout. (Photo by Frank Polich/Getty Images) less 
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Fri, Sep 24, 2010 11:30 AM EDT