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President Obama Pitches 'Dynamic, Cutting-Edge Economy'
The president discusses America's future jobs prospects at Austin tech company, Applied Materials.
President Obama Declares Economy 'Poised for Progress'
President Obama today said today the innovation and persistence of the American people has fostered an economy that is “poised for progress.” “A lot of sectors of our economy are doing better,” Obama told students and teachers at Manor New Tech High School near Austin,...
Obama Turns Attention to Manufacturing With New Executive Orders
While legislative battles over gun control and government spending have dominated much of the president’s agenda this year, President Obama heads to Austin, Texas, today to bring attention to job creation and manufacturing. While in Texas, the president will announce two new executive orders ...
The Note: Immigration Forecast - It's Raining Amendments
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE 300: Senators filed 300-plus amendments to the bipartisan immigration reform bill, setting the stage for intense debate when the Senate Judiciary Committee convenes today to begin the potentially lengthy process of considering the changes. FUSION’s
Steve Jobs' Resignation and Apple Stocks
Simon Constable discusses the CEO's departure and other news from Wall Street.
Intel's new $5 billion plant in Arizona has Obama's blessing
shuffling through Intel’s $3.5 billion chipmaking facility in the desert. It’s an impressive facility, with multimillion-dollar machines book-ended, side by side, in a glitzy assembly line to convert silicon wafers into microprocessors. Devices with names such as Ion Implanter and Lithography bake,
Stocks hold gains after Fed ups view of economy
A more upbeat Federal Reserve is reassuring investors that they've been making the right bets. Stocks bounded higher Wednesday after the central bank ended a two-day meeting by saying the economy appears to be "leveling out" rather than shrinking at a slower rate. The Fed's more positive take on
Forecast for solar power: Sunny
Solar power has long been the Mercedes-Benz of the renewable energy industry: sleek, quiet, low-maintenance. Yet like a Mercedes, solar energy is universally adored but prohibitively expensive for most people. A 4-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system costs about $34,000 without government rebates or
Obama Jokes Washington Needs to Toughen Up -- Weatherwise
Before meeting with 13 business leaders from around the country in the Roosevelt Room, President Obama offered unsolicited criticism of his new town’s toughness. “When it comes to the weather, folks in Washington don’t seem to be able to handle...