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Obama Stimulus Plan

What The Democrats Weren't Talking About At The Convention

AP | JIM KUHNHENN and KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.07.2012 | Business

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- They are the missing pages of a convention story line, ideas and initiatives once prominently featured in President Barack Obama's ...

Sam Stein

Tampa Recipients Have No Clue They Got Stimulus Funds

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- With the full docket of Republican convention speakers hammering him over the stimulus package he passed early in his presidency, Barac...

Health Care Economics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.27.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

If the economy were a person, here's how I'd describe his travails in recent years. For far too long, he binged on junk food, with no regard for the impact of such dietary habits on his system.

When Does the Preferential Treatment of Banks Become Obscene?

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

How long will we permit the major banks to "game" our economic system? Or, maybe it's time to frankly acknowledge they have become the De facto fourth branch of our government, without any amendment to our Constitution.

Zuckerman on Business Despair and Obama

Robert Teitelman | Posted 12.05.2011 | Business
Robert Teitelman

Zuckerman's entire argument rests uneasily on his armchair reading of psychology. Consumers and executives are depressed, anxious, and they will only spend again when they feel better -- not that they are over-leveraged and that aggregate demand is deficient.

Why Stay-At-Home Dads May Get Screwed In A Split

Beverly Willett | Posted 09.25.2011 | Divorce
Beverly Willett

Last year there were approximately five million stay-at-home moms in the United States. (The number decreased slightly from 2008, statistically insig...

After Bashing Obama's Stimulus Program, Rick Scott Kept Millions In State Budget

Miami Herald | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Scott campaigned against President Obama’s "failed stimulus" program -- yet the freshman politician kept nearly $370 million of the federa...

Electronic Health Records Dramatically Increase Corporate Risk

Ben Kerschberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ben Kerschberg

Effectively controlling the impact of demands over electronic health records is no longer a luxury. Rather, it is a business imperative that is no less than critical.

What Can Obama Learn From Bill Clinton?

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Danny Groner

Bill Clinton's brief appearance last week excited both members of the media and Washington, but the question now is whether Clinton's presence can help Obama turn things around.

Worker Training & Community Revitalization: A Stimulus Success Story

Caty Borum Chattoo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Caty Borum Chattoo

The long-term results of the stimulus funding, in the form of real people, may be hard to track for years to come. But if we don't look, we might not see them.

Obama's Stimulus Revives Car Town, Dropping Unemployment Rate

CNN Money | Steve Hargreaves | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Kokomo is going back to work. A year and a half ago the fate of this car town, home to four Chrysler plants and a Delphi facility, was as uncertain a...

Obama's Jobs Program a Mixed Bag for Savings Accounts and Money Market Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Richard Barrington

Growth in employment may be the key to getting money market rates and other bank rates up from near-zero levels. So what should you make of the President's latest jobs program?

Stimulus: The One Word The Obama Administration Is Now Avoiding

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

President Obama was catching flak for his new stimulus plan even before he announced it last week. The problem with the proposed measures, according t...

Obama's Latest Stimulus Plan Gets Panned By Krugman

Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In a speech in Cleveland tomorrow, President Obama will propose an economic stimulus plan that would allow businesses to deduct immediately the entire...

America's Labor Day Message to Obama

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

The president's stimulus bill notwithstanding, many believe that Obama could be doing more to create jobs. Here's a selection of the best editorials from around the country offering both insights and solutions.

Obama Announces Plan To Expand Broadband Internet Across U.S.

McClatchy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

More than a year after Congress passed the economic stimulus package, President Barack Obama announced that $795 million of that money will go toward ...

Tea Party problems revealed

Mike Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Green

The enigmatic Tea Party movement softened its hardcore image with the recent appearance of Pam Stout, president of the Sandpoint, Idaho Tea Party Patr...

Detroit As a Farm

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

That we've reached the point of entertaining the idea--of turning Detroit into a semi-rural city--reflects both a crisis of failed urban policies, and an opportunity to rebuild from the ashes.

California Gets $93 Million, Weatherizes Just 12 Homes

California Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Despite already receiving more than $92 million in stimulus money for the task, California's weatherization program has finished retrofitting just 12 ...

Republicans 'Killing The Truth' On Stimulus

Politics Daily | David Corn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At the White House this week, the main narrative in the press room was this: has President Barack Obama lost the message war over the $862 billion sti...

Rachel Maddow: Aaron Schock Is A Hypocrite, Downstate Congressman Called Out

NBC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois' downstate congressman Aaron Schock made his first appearance on NBC's Meet the Press this Sunday, and the appearance didn't go exactly as pl...

Top Economists: Obama Stimulus Plan Has Been Partially Effective

USA Today | Paul Wiseman and Barbara Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama's stimulus package saved jobs -- but the government still needs to do more to breathe life into the economy, according to USA TODAY's ...

Dean Baker: Job Sharing Could Ease Unemployment

The Atlantic Business Channel | Derek Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Paul Krugman today solidifies his membership in the Job Squad, that growing contingent of bloggers and policy mavens calling for a new stimulus direct...

Fred Schulte, Senior Reporter For HuffPost Investigative Fund, Talks Digitizing Medical Records On NPR (AUDIO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Fred Schulte, a senior reporter for the Huffington Post Investigative Fund, talked with NPR's Scott Simon Saturday morning about the overlooked techno...

White House: 650,000 Jobs In New Stimulus Report

AP | MATT APUZZO and BRETT J. BLACKLEDGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Nearly 650,000 jobs have been saved or created under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan, the government said Friday, a...