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Posted byon November 23, 2013 at 7:00 AM EDT
In his weekly address, President Obama says our economy is moving in the right direction: We've cut our deficits by more than half, businesses have created millions of new jobs, and we've have taken significant steps to reverse our addiction to foreign oil and fix our broken health care system.
Posted byon November 21, 2013 at 1:45 PM EDT
At the Youth Jobs+ Champions of Change event this fall, the youth Champions spoke eloquently about what their first job meant to them.
New Report from the Council of Economic Advisers: The Recent Slowdown in Health Care Cost Growth and the Role of the Affordable Care ActPosted byon November 20, 2013 at 1:34 PM EDT
Recent data show that health care spending and prices are growing at their slowest rates in decades; it appears that something has changed for the better. The available evidence suggests that the ACA is contributing to these trends, and, moreover, is helping to improve quality of care for patients. Today the White House Council of Economic Advisers released a new report analyzing recent trends in health costs, the forces driving those trends, and their likely economic benefits.
Posted byon November 19, 2013 at 7:45 PM EDT
Right now, our lawmakers are in a position to take action on multiple national measures that would help our economy and millions of Americans. That's not an exaggeration: They could vote tomorrow. And they should.
Posted byon November 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT
The Labor Department’s Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grants and other unprecedented investments are helping leverage strong partnerships with local employers to transform community colleges into engines of economic growth across the country.
Posted byon November 15, 2013 at 7:45 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: Honoring our Military, the Affordable Care Act, Manufacturing in Ohio, Tribal Nations Conference, Protecting kids with asthma and allergies, and First Lady Talks Education.
Posted byon November 14, 2013 at 8:03 PM EDT
President Obama speaks at a steel factory that has become a global leader in producing the advanced high-strength steel that automakers are demanding for newer, more fuel efficient cars and trucks.
Posted byon November 8, 2013 at 7:30 PM EDT
Weekly Wrap Up: Remarks on the Economy, Affordable Health Care for Texans, Business Leaders and Immigration Reform, Stanley Cup Champion Chicago Blackhawks, White House Tours Resume, Celebrating Diwali, and "Careers in Film Symposium."
Posted byon November 8, 2013 at 11:08 AM EDT
Today we learned that total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 204,000 in October. America’s resilient businesses have added jobs for 44 consecutive months, with private sector employment increasing by a total of 7.8 million over that period.
Posted byon November 7, 2013 at 10:30 AM EDT
During the third quarter, the economy grew at its fastest pace in a year, an indication that the recovery was continuing to gain traction in the months before the government shutdown. GDP growth was boosted by a positive contribution from consumer durables purchases, the continued recovery in the housing sector, and net exports.