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September Job Report Doesn't Address Wage and Wealth Losses
Understanding how the high unemployment has hurt everyone by keeping wage gains down
Bad Economy Puts Obama In Tight Spot With Young Voters
Young People Broke Records For Obama Last Cycle, Now May Stay Home In 2012.
Herman Cain’s 9-9-9 Plan: Buy Less, Pay Less
Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain is running for president as a businessman, and he’s got something to sell the American people — an economic plan that anyone can understand. Mitt Romney’s economic plan has 59 points and is bound into a 161-page book. Cain’s...
President Obama pushes job creation at N.C. forum
With an election 17 months away, President Obama on Monday pushed job creation to the top of his agenda but told a couple of dozen top CEOs that they'll have to boost employment without much funding from the budget-strapped U.S. government. His remarks at a meeting of his Jobs and Competitiveness
The Presidential Planner
ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: With unemployment at 10.2 percent, President Obama will today try to refocus on his domestic agenda, holding a day-long jobs summit. Officially dubbed the Jobs and Economic Growth Forum, the White House announced the summit...
White House Jobs Summit: Real Progress or PR Stunt?
President Obama said today that he is not interested in "taking a wait-and-see approach" when it comes to job creation, as his administration faces unemployment numbers at their worst levels since 1983. "What I'm interested in is taking action right now to help businesses create jobs right now, in
Record Layoffs Send Workers Job Hunting
For 21 years, Michael Raynor, husband and father from New Jersey, has worked in finance. But with the looming economic recession, his job has now been cut; his last paycheck comes next week. "This is the first time I've ever not had a job," Raynor said. "And I'm 45 years old." Raynor, met with New
Women Across the Board Dropping Jobs
Study Finds Women Leaving the Workforce Because of Economy, Not to Care for Kids
Clinton seeks to re-evaluate NAFTA
Democratic presidential frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton distanced herself Monday from one of her husband's signature White House achievements, saying NAFTA should be reassessed and "adjusted" and any new free trade agreements postponed. "I think we do need to take a deep breath and figure out
Study Finds More Americans Working Long Hours
The prosperity many American families enjoy is due not only to rising wages but to more family members workingespecially among black and Hispanic families, a new study says. The study by the Economic Policy Institute, a union-supported think tank, found that an average middle-class familys income