Council On Jobs And Competitiveness News
Obama Promotes American Exports, Workers to Global Businesses
The president attends investment summit to discuss reasons for doing business in America.
Obama Pivots to Economy… Again
President Obama will once again try to refocus the public’s attention and the political debate on the economy this week, delivering what’s being billed as a major economic address in his home state of Illinois. The White House is trying to drum up support for...
Obama Names Donor, Friend Pritzker to Commerce Post
By Devin Dwyer and Jon Garcia President Obama today nominated his former campaign finance chief, long-time donor and close friend Penny Pritzker to be his next Secretary of Commerce. “Penny is one of our country’s most distinguished business leaders. She’s got more than 25 years...
Obama Taps Billionaire for Commerce, Aide as Trade Rep
President Obama today will nominate a billionaire campaign fundraiser Penny Pritzker to head the Commerce Department and trusted, longtime economic aide Michael Froman as the next U.S. trade representative, a White House official said. Pritzker, who is the chairman and CEO of PSP Capital ...
The Note: Obama Faces Mexican Headwinds
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES SOUTH OF THE BORDER: President Obama is set to embark on a three-day trip to Mexico and Costa Rica today, and as ABC’s ARLETTE SAENZ notes, on his fourth trip to Mexico since becoming president, Obama will engage in conversations...
A GOP Mess In Massachusetts (The Note)
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES ON THE PRESIDENT’S AGENDA — IMMIGRATION AND THE DEFICIT: President Obama meets separately at the White House today with top labor and business leaders today to discuss “immigration reform and how it fits into his broader economic agenda, and his...
The Note's Must-Reads for Friday, February 1, 2013
The Note’s Must-Reads are a round-up of today’s political headlines and stories from ABC News and the top U.S. newspapers. Posted Monday through Friday right here at www.abcnews.com Compiled by ABC News’ Amanda VanAllen and Jordan Mazza CHUCK HAGEL ABC News’ Chris Good: “Chuck Hagel,...
President Obama Jobs Council Disbands
Dormant for more than a year, President Obama's Jobs Council today formally disbanded, as the White House signals a new phase in its engagement of business leaders on top economic and policy priorities. The nonpartisan advisory council of 25 private-sector business and labor leaders was first
Emanuel Pleitez Looks to L.A.'s Underserved in Mayoral Bid
Emanuel Pleitez believes he's the man who can fix Los Angeles' most pressing problems. But first he'll have to overcome long odds to win the city's mayoral race next year. The 30-year-old Pleitez is in a crowded field of candidates vying to lead the nation's second largest city, including
GE CEOs Then and Now: Jobs Data Skeptic Jack Welch Versus Obama Jobs Council Chair Jeff Immelt
General Electric, founded by Thomas Edison, is a company steeped in America’s history of innovation, and now its partisan politics. Former GE CEO Jack Welch renewed his skepticism of Department of Labor statistics that showed the U.S. unemployment rate falling below 8 percent for...