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Posted byon July 9, 2014 at 4:32 PM EDT
The President asked you to write him a letter. This is what you sent.
Posted byon July 8, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
The President is hitting the road on a three-day swing to Colorado and Texas, where he will meet with Americans who’ve written him letters and whose stories -- their challenges and successes -- resonate with folks from across the country.
Posted byon July 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM EDT
Congress is back in session, and if members have been listening to their constituents they will move quickly to raise the federal minimum wage, which has lost 20 percent of its purchasing power since the 1980s. But absent action from Capitol Hill, states are taking up the slack.
Posted byon July 6, 2014 at 5:44 PM EDT
You might be seeing a lot of news about job growth this week. That's because at the beginning of every month, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on our country's general employment situation for the previous month -- and this month's showed good news.
Posted byon July 3, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT
The 1.4 million jobs added in the first half of this year are the most in any first half since 1999.
Posted byon July 2, 2014 at 1:04 PM EDT
President Obama delivers a speech on infrastructure and the economy, with Washington, D.C.'s Key Bridge serving as the backdrop.
Posted byon June 28, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week’s address, the President discussed his recent trip to Minneapolis where he met a working mother named Rebekah, who wrote the President to share the challenges her family and many middle-class Americans are facing where they work hard and sacrifice yet still can’t seem to get ahead.
Posted byon June 26, 2014 at 11:15 AM EDT
Today, the President will travel to Minnesota, where he'll meet Rebekah -- a mom from Minneapolis -- for the first in a series of "Day in the Life" trips he'll be taking around the country this summer.
Posted byon June 25, 2014 at 9:30 AM EDT
First-quarter GDP was revised down today, largely reflecting a re-estimation of consumer spending on health care, which was substantially lower than originally reported, as well as exports, which were below the initial estimates.
Posted byon June 25, 2014 at 8:49 AM EDT
Today, at a White House roundtable on impact investing, senior Administration officials met with more than 20 private-sector investors answering the President’s call to action by announcing their new commitments to make more than $1.5 billion in investments that intentionally generate sound financial return as well as measurable social or environmental impact.