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Bernanke: Fed Could Reduce Stimulus Later This Year

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 08.19.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON — In a move that could send interest rates higher, Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke ended weeks of speculation Wednesday by saying the Feder...

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Ryan Campaigns In Center Bolstered By Stimulus Funding | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) stopped in Dover, N.H. on Tuesday, where the Republican vice presidential candidate made the case for Mitt Romney during a tow...

Mollie Reilly

Romney To Campaign At Federally Preserved Farm Following Criticism Of Government Spending | Mollie Reilly | Posted 06.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney will return Friday to the Scamman farm, a sprawling 200-acre property located in New Hampshire's seacoast region. The farm is an important...

Let's Rebuild Brooklyn With Federal Job Money

Alan Singer | Posted 12.06.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

NYC Councilmembers are polling constituents to find out about needed capital improvement projects in local neighborhoods such as street repairs, new parks, and public artworks.

Three Reasons Why The Recovery Is A Long Way Off

The Fiscal Times | JAMES C. COOPER | Posted 09.11.2011 | Business

Fiscal stimulus doesn't last forever. At some point, the economic boost from temporary increases in government spending and one-off tax cuts goes away...

Summer 2011 To Be Worst For Teen Jobs

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

A record-low one in four U.S. teenagers will land a summer job in the coming months as a result of a still-poor job market and lost federal fundin...

On the Road to Recovery, Smart Transportation Policies Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

By prioritizing the care of existing infrastructure and public transportation, states can stretch precious transportation dollars further, put more Americans back to work, and help our economy grow.

BP Kern Power Plant Project Gets Millions In Stimulus, Despite Oil Spill And Criminal Probe

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The federal government is giving a joint venture involving oil giant BP millions of dollars in stimulus money to build a power plant on farmland near ...

For The Good Of The Kids? Highly Regarded Principal Forced Out So School Can Get Federal Funds

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It's hard to find anyone here who believes that Joyce Irvine should have been removed as principal of Wheeler Elementary School. John Mudasigana, on...

More Stimulus Needed to Reduce Unemployment

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

Those who think that the federal deficit and the national debt preclude a stronger stimulus should take a look at the facts.

'Mancession' Subsides And 'Man-covery' Begins As Firms Hire Males

DailyFinance | DAVID SCHEPP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

But as the economy has revived, so it seems has the market for male-dominated jobs. Men over 20 have recorded four consecutive months of employment ga...

Chistina Romer, Obama Economic Adviser, Urges Futher Moves To Boost The Economy

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS — It would be a mistake for the U.S. to rapidly wind down fiscal stimulus measures to bring down the deficit, one of President Barack Obam...

Federal Stimulus Program Pours $54 Million Into Wine Train Project

California Watch | Lance Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

By Lance Williams, California Watch NAPA - The corporate shareholders live in tribal villages in the outback of western Alaska. The CEO is in South ...

'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 Case For More Stimulus: NYT

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The consensus among economists is that the recession is over, and, technically, the herd is probably right. Corporate profitability has been boosted b...

Rural Broadband Internet Access To Expand

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - About 97 percent of Colorado households have some high-speed Internet service available without an extraordinary commitment of resources, but...

Stimulus Saved 30,000 Jobs - With $2.2 Billion In Spending | MICHAEL COOPER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Businesses that got stimulus contracts directly from the federal government reported creating or saving 30,383 jobs so far, according to data publishe...

'Great Recession' Hitting New York Hard: Report

WXXI | Karen DeWitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, NEW YORK (WXXI) - A new report finds that while New York has been hit hard by the so-called "Great Recession," federal stimulus monies have bu...

270,000 People Have Fallen Prey To Stimulus Scams | Angela Greiling Keane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Sept. 10 (Bloomberg) -- "Opportunistic fraudsters" are exploiting the recession and pitching deals they link to the U.S. stimulus package, cheating co...

Brooklyn Heights Secures $650G Stimulus For Streetlamps

New York Daily News | Ben Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Let there be light - expensive light - on the streets of Brooklyn Heights, some locals say. The upscale neighborhood is getting 65 new streetlamps th...

States, Cities Spend Millions To Attract Stimulus Money | By LOUISE RADNOFSKY and LESLIE EATON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Towns, cities, counties and states across the country spent a total of $21.4 million on lobbyists between April and June, up 2.7% from the first quart...

Federal Stimulus Helped States Plug Budgets: Govs

AP | EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BILOXI, Miss. — A bipartisan group of governors said Saturday that the federal stimulus package helped states avoid deep budget cuts during the ...

New York's Untouched Stimulus Money: Billions Remain Unspent

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Even as New York rushes to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in federal stimulus money for roads and bridges, billions more a...

Second Stimulus: GOP Unifies Against More Spending

AP | Philip Elliott, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans lined up Sunday in opposition to a second economic stimulus package, a rare demonstration of unity from an out-of-power...

Stimulus Funds Go To Improving Energy In Texas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

More than 218-million-dollars in federal stimulus funds are being made available to Texas for public sector energy improvements....