**FILE** Worker Maria Contrero removes an elite running shoe from a sole press May 1, 2012, during the assembly process at the New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. factory in Boston. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Worker Maria Contrero removes an elite running shoe from a sole press May 1, 2012, during the assembly process at the New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc. factory in Boston. (Associated Press)