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Stimulus Saved, Created 388,000 Jobs, According To Early Reports

USA Today | By Brad Heath and Matt Kelley, USA TODAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

States have reported using stimulus money to create or save more than 388,000 jobs so far this year, buttressing the Obama administration's claim that...

Fomenting a Green Industrial Revolution in the U.S.

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

When the leaders of the G-20 nations arrive in Pittsburgh, I want them to know I am fomenting revolution -- Industrial revolution. Specifically, a 21st-century burgeoning of green manufacturing in the United States.

Obama's Smart Move On Big Banks

Nancy Cleeland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Nancy Cleeland

The Obama administration's proposal to fund a consumer financial protection agency with fees charged to big banks is smart and worthy of praise for a number of reasons.

Arthur Delaney

Economy Still Ailing, "Tremendous Amount Of Hurt" To Come | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute finds that despite positive signs of the recession leveling off, folks should not be too heartened by ...

Union Allies Fight Back Against GOP "Meltdown Lobby" With IRS Complaint, Grass-Roots Campaigns

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Art Levine

Republican leaders and their conservative big business allies, including the Chamber of Commerce, have gone after workers' rights ...

Unions Aren't To Blame For Automakers' Woes

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mike Papantonio

If the centralized, organized mouthpiece for labor is destroyed, then so is the only advocacy vehicle available to the nonunion worker.

"Republicants" Deny the Sky is Falling

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Republicans are terrified of the stimulus because if it works, then Americans will think good thoughts about government action and spending.

Get Business Tax Cuts Out of the Stimulus Plan

Ross Eisenbrey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ross Eisenbrey

The money in this economic stimulus package is a small down payment on what is needed to give the U.S. the world class infrastructure we need.

Toyota Republicans Should Cut Their Own Pay

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

Clearly the allegiance of the Republicans who opposed the loan to save GM and Chrysler is not with the US, which would lose 900,000 jobs if just GM closed, and more than 2.1 million if the Big Three did.

Infrastructure Investment is "Just-Right" Jobs Strategy

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Mishel

How can we build modern transportation, green jobs, energy independence? How do we know that these "shovel-ready" projects are all worthy of our investment?

Joe Six-Pack Demands Answers From Anti-Union McCain & Co.

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Like many Republicans, McCain has made it clear that he feels about unions the way an Alaskan aerial hunter does about wolves -- best when dead.

China Trade Promises All Snake Oil -- Fair Trade Crucial

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

We need fair trade. And so do Chinese workers and families, who are being abused by this so-called free trade system that benefits only CEOs and major shareholders of global corporations.