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Stimulus Plan

How to End the Recession

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

What should be intuitively clear is that spending is no way to repair our woes. Indeed, spending irresponsibly is exactly what got us in the current lugubrious position.

Weekly Audit: Curbing Decline in 2009 (Economy NewsLadder)

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

The first step in rebuilding a government that actually responds to problems before they reach the bailout stage will be Obama's highly anticipated economic recovery package.

House Preparing $500 Billion Stimulus Bill For Obama

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi met leading governors on Monday to discuss the size and shape of an economic stimulus package that ...

The Change We Need

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robert L. Borosage

A big time recovery plan for Main Street focused on the investments we need is one key element of the change we need. And one that President Obama surely supports.

New Stimulus Goal: Move From Big Negatives To Zero Growth

New York Times | LOUIS UCHITELLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Now that the government has spent nearly $1.4 trillion to stabilize the financial system, economists and policy makers -- and the president-elect -- a...

Democrats Scale Back Stimulus Plan

Washington Post | Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Congressional Democrats yesterday abandoned plans to offer a wide-ranging economic stimulus plan next week, putting off any chance that the federal go...

Republicans Join to Block Stimulus Bill

AP | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS and ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The fate of $600-$1,200 rebate checks for more than 100 million Americans is in limbo after Senate Republicans blocked a bid by Dem...

McCain Misses Vote on Economic Stimulus

AP | LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate John McCain skipped a difficult Senate vote Wednesday on whether to make 20 million seniors and 2...

Rebates Could Stave Off Long Recession

AP | MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Despite remarkably quick passage, the economic aid plan and its cash rebates may come too late to prevent a recession this year. Fo...

Cramer: Bush's Economic Plan Is A $150 Billion Debacle

New York | James Cramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Everybody likes "free" money. So it's no wonder that President Bush's plan to give up to $1,200 per family to taxpayers to get the economy moving agai...

Senators Consider Rebates for Retirees

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Retirees living off Social Security are frustrated that they won't get tax rebate checks through a bipartisan economic stimulus pac...

Economists Fear No Quick Solution In Sight

Reuters | Emily Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There is no quick cure for what ails the U.S. and global economies, but if the Federal Reserve's emergency interest rate cut on Tuesday can instill so...