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Posted byon December 20, 2013 at 12:30 PM EDT
1.3 million Americans are about to lose a vital lifeline of unemployment insurance benefits if Congress doesn't act. Jason Furman explains why this matters.
Posted byon December 19, 2013 at 6:57 PM EDT
In addition to helping American families during tough economic times, Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits provide one of the most cost-effective methods for boosting growth and jobs when the economy is weak.
Posted byon December 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM EDT
The economy is finishing 2013 in a stronger place than where it began the year, though more work remains to grow the economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class.
Posted byon December 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM EDT
Watch Vice President Biden and Cecilia Muñoz, Director of the Domestic Policy Council, answer your questions on immigration during a live Skype event.
Posted byon December 12, 2013 at 4:15 PM EDT
The White House Rural Council recently released a report on the economic importance of passing a comprehensive Food, Farm, and Jobs Bill. The report outlined the importance of the Farm Bill to our nation and the many ways that the legislation affects and benefits Americans every day.
Today, the Federal Government Closed the Books on its Investment in General Motors. Here's Where We Are:Posted byon December 9, 2013 at 8:43 PM EDT
Today, the government sold the remaining shares of its investment in General Motors.
Posted byon December 7, 2013 at 7:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, President Obama says that before Congress leaves for vacation, they should extend unemployment benefits for 1.3 million hardworking Americans who will lose this lifeline at the end of the year.
Posted byon December 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM EDT
Posted byon December 6, 2013 at 10:30 AM EDT
America’s resilient businesses have added jobs for 45 consecutive months, with private sector employment increasing by more than 8 million over that period. Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 203,000 in November, with 196,000 of that increase in the private sector.
Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 5:37 PM EDT
On Wednesday, December 11th, Vice President Biden and Cecilia Muñoz, the President’s Domestic Policy Advisor, are sitting down to answer your questions about immigration reform.