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Vice President Joe Biden told CNBC on Thursday he believed it was legitimate to have some portions of "Buy American" in the stimulus plan and disagreed with those who said it was a harbinger of protectionism.

But European steelmakers objected, saying it would violate U.S. commitments under the World Trade Organization's government procurement pact and European Union officials said they were examining the issue to decide if grounds exist for a WTO complaint.
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