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Chief of Staff Denis McDonough Discusses President Obama's Plan to Grow the Economy and Build a Strong Middle ClassPosted byon November 6, 2013 at 1:50 PM EDT
Chief of Staff Denis McDonough addresses the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Meeting in Washington, D.C. and discusses the President’s plan to grow the economy and build a strong middle class.
Posted byon November 5, 2013 at 9:20 PM EDT
In a meeting with the President and Vice President at the White House, a group of top U.S. business leaders discuss the importance of commonsense immigration reform to bolster U.S. economic growth, and improve the climate for business and job creation.
Posted byon November 2, 2013 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, President Obama says that in order to keep growing the economy and creating good jobs, Washington must end its cycle of manufactured crises and self-inflicted wounds.
Posted byon October 31, 2013 at 6:55 PM EDT
Today at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, President Obama told 1,000 business leaders from nearly 60 countries that the United States remains the best place in the world to do business.
Posted byon October 30, 2013 at 4:51 PM EDT
The Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Treasury today released the fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget results, which show that we are continuing to make significant progress in reducing the deficit. The final 2013 deficit was $680 billion, $409 billion less than the 2012 deficit and $293 billion less than forecast in President Obama’s April Budget. As a percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the deficit fell to 4.1 percent, representing a reduction of more than half from the deficit that the Administration inherited when the President took office in 2009. The deficit reduction since that point represents the fastest decline in the deficit over a sustained period since the end of World War II.
Posted byon October 29, 2013 at 12:51 PM EDT
Every day young startups and large companies are using open government data to build new products and services that address real challenges for Americans. Fueled by open data, these enterprises are hiring people in cities and towns across the country. Open data are also helping the Federal Government to be more efficient, effective, data-driven, and transparent. We’ve seen the power of open government data in action—and it pays off.
Posted byon October 25, 2013 at 11:17 AM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon October 22, 2013 at 5:16 PM EDT
A new report released today by the Council of Economic Advisers attempts to estimate the actual impact of the shutdown and default brinksmanship on economic activity and finds that a range of eight economic indicators are consistent with a 0.25 percentage point reduction in the annualized GDP growth rate in the fourth quarter and a reduction of about 120,000 private sector jobs in the first two weeks of October.
Posted byon October 22, 2013 at 9:45 AM EDT
While job growth remained solid in September, there is no question that the focus of policy should be on how to achieve a faster pace of job growth by increasing certainty and investing in jobs, rather than the self-inflicted wounds of the past several weeks that increased uncertainty and inhibited job growth.
Posted byon October 21, 2013 at 4:33 PM EDT
Jason Furman, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, and Council member Betsey Stevenson are the latest White House officials to join Twitter. Follow Jason Furman at @CEAChair and Betsey Stevenson @CEABetsey.