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Obama Wants To See 'Common Sense' From Congress

Reuters | Posted 07.04.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va., May 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he would urge Congress next week to implement "common sense ...

The Jobless Are Screwed

Thom Hartmann | Posted 06.10.2012 | Politics
Thom Hartmann

Even though the economy is slightly improving, businesses are having difficulty finding Americans workers who are trained and qualified to handle the new job.

What Friday's Job Numbers Mean

Robert Reich | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

President Obama will claim the economy is improving -- and, technically, it is. Growth this year will most likely average around 2 percent. The problem is, most Americans aren't feeling it in their paychecks.

Eric Cantor Contradicts Romney Attack Line

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics

After Barack Obama signed the JOBS Act into law on Thursday, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) made comments that appeared to contradict one o...

No Experience? Think Again! Confessions of a Female Entrepreneur: Street Cred

Michele Colucci | Posted 06.05.2012 | Women
Michele Colucci

We women spend a lot of time working for our family, for our friends and for our passions. We need to take ownership of our successes, experiences, and accomplishments in our "other" jobs.

Romney Attacks Obama Over Job Creation

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics

MOBILE, Ala. — Wealthy New Englander Mitt Romney is trying to woo Southern voters with a mix of regional references that sometimes show self-dep...

Presidential Candidates Should Talk About the Black Jobless Crisis

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There's nothing hidden about the crisis of black joblessness. The problem is that the black unemployed, like the poor, have no powerful advocacy groups. It's painful, daunting and it's a huge barrier to the nation's full economic recovery.

The Precarious Jobs Recovery

Robert Reich | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

Jobs are coming back fast enough to blunt Republican attacks against Barack Obama on the economy and to rob Mitt Romney of the issue he'd prefer to be talking about. But they're not coming back fast enough to significantly reduce the nation's jobs backlog.

February Jobs Report: First Impressions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

We're not adding jobs at breakneck speed, for sure, and we're still repairing the damage done by the great recession to the living standards of millions. But this month's report makes another addition to a solid and improving trend.

Lila Shapiro

Debunked: Popular Explanation For High Unemployment | Lila Shapiro | Posted 06.14.2012 | Business

One popular explanation for the stubbornly high unemployment rate is that businesses want to hire -- but they simply can't find workers with the right...

2012 Scenarios: What if the Economy Heads Back Downhill?

Mike Lux | Posted 04.21.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Both in economics and politics, it is incumbent on Obama's team to plan for the worst just in case, and to craft a message that will work in the fall no matter the economic trend lines. There are a couple of major reasons this is especially important.

Lila Shapiro

Job Training Infusion: Fix For Unemployment? | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business

President Obama's proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 would set aside $8 billion for community colleges to offer more job training in high-demand fie...

The President's Budget: Continuing the Slow Climb Upward

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 04.15.2012 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

The president's budget proposal recognizes some basic truths: we cannot speed up economic recovery without investments that create jobs and increase workers' readiness to do those jobs.

Obama Speaks On New Jobs Numbers

AP | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

ARLINGTON, Va. -- President Barack Obama says the U.S. economy is growing stronger and the economic recovery is speeding up. Obama says a new jobs re...

Insourcing: Bringing Jobs Back to America

Christopher Hytry Derrington | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business
Christopher Hytry Derrington

In our political sphere there are now conversations about penalizing U.S. companies who continue to take jobs overseas, and rewarding them for bringing jobs back. But no one really knows if either approach will be successful.

Did the President's Jobs Council Go All Corporate?

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.21.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

President Obama's "Jobs Council" issued a report calling for fewer regulations and lower corporate tax rates. This doesn't have to be a bad idea.

Obama Headed To A City Near You?

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to travel to five states following next week's State of the Union address, courting voters who will be...

Obama Calls For More Private Sector Hiring

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and CHRIS RUGABER | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Flanked by business executives, President Barack Obama urged employers Wednesday to create jobs in the U.S. rather than ship them o...

Obama Speaks On Jobs Report

AP | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Welcoming positive economic news in an election year, President Barack Obama said Friday the new monthly jobs report shows the U.S. econ...

Romney Blasts Obama On Economy Despite Improving Numbers

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 03.07.2012 | Politics

TILTON, N.H. — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned his supporters Friday not to rest just because polls show he has a commandin...

Lila Shapiro

Jobless Rate Falls To Lowest Since February 2009 | Lila Shapiro | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

After months of reports suggesting that the U.S. labor market might never change, the latest jobs picture is giving Americans something they haven't h...

Jennifer Bendery

GOP Unveils Bill Packed With 'Poison Pills' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders on Friday rolled out their plan for advancing the two most pressing issues before Congress -- extending the pay...

Dems Drop Key Part Of Obama Jobs Plan

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama accepted a move by Senate Democrats to scale back his Social Security payroll tax cut extension on Monday, t...

Obama, Clinton Make Big Push

AP | BY JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In a potent political pairing, President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton evoked a more prosperous time in America Fr...

Lila Shapiro

Jobs Mirage: 315,000 Drop Out Of Workforce, Driving Unemployment Rate To Three-Year Low | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2012 | Business

Despite a stark drop in the national unemployment rate reported Friday, economists warned it will take decades for the labor market to return to pre-r...