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Departing White House Economist Calls For More Spending, Tax Cuts

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Departing White House economist Christina Romer says the government has the tools for bringing down unemployment, but policymakers ...

Sam Stein

Romer's Departure Raises Questions And Concerns About White House's Economic Team | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Upon entering the White House in the winter of 2009, President Obama asked his economic team to come up with potential solutions to the economic crisi...

Obama Loses Second High-Level Aide This Summer

AP/Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christina Romer, one of President Barack Obama's most pivotal economic advisers, is resigning, a change that comes as the White House struggles to sho...

REPORT: Top Obama Economic Adviser To QUIT White House Job

Hotline On Call | Kirk Victor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christina Romer, chairwoman of Pres. Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, has decided to resign, according to a source familiar with her plans. Romer...

White House: Stimulus Bill 'Saved Or Created' Up To 3.6 Million Jobs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The White House asserted Wednesday that the $862 billion stimulus law has been even better for the economically-struggling country ...

Obama Jobs Report: 95,000 Jobs To Come Each Month

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — The United States is likely to add an average of 95,900 more jobs each month this year, while personal savings will remain high as ...

Joseph Stiglitz Interview: 'We're More Strict With Our Poor Than With Our Banks'

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

During the economic turmoil of the last few years, Nobel Prize-winning economist and Columbia University professor Joseph Stiglitz has been one of the...

Sam Stein

White House To Make Major Regulatory Reform Push After Health Care: Goolsbee | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the president's top economic advisers pledged a major push on financial regulatory reform once health care legislation is done with, citing the...

Job Stimulus Results: White House Claims 'Stunning' Two Million Jobs Saved Or Created

AP | MARK S. SMITH | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is trumpeting a new White House estimate that his top economist calls "stunning": His stimulus plan has alre...

'Cash For Appliances' Announcement Expected Within Weeks | Peter Whoriskey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On the heels of its ballyhooed "Cash for Clunkers" program for cars, the federal government is expected to finalize details in the coming weeks of ano...

The Debate About Health Care Reform Is Not About Health Care

Henryk A. Kowalczyk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henryk A. Kowalczyk

It is about the underlying concepts of our political system. Do we want to stick to the concepts that made America strong and rich? Or do we want abandon them and experiment with new political concepts?

Wise Men Say Recession is a Year Old

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
John Tepper Marlin

The seven "Wise Men" announced today that the economy entered a recession back in December 2007. The "Wise Men" are seven economists on the NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee.

White House Economic Adviser: Parts Of The US In Recession

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisors Edward Lazear said on Sunday that parts of the nation seem to be in recession, but the government's ...