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Posted byon December 5, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
A new report argues that allowing Emergency Unemployment Compensation to expire would be harmful to millions of workers and their families, counterproductive to the economic recovery, and unprecedented in the context of previous extensions to earlier unemployment insurance programs.
Posted byon December 4, 2013 at 6:16 PM EDT
President Obama discusses what he called the defining challenge of our time: reversing a decades-long trend toward more inequality and less upward mobility that has jeopardized middle-class America’s basic bargain, the idea that if you work hard, you have a chance to get ahead.
Posted byon December 3, 2013 at 5:47 PM EDT
President Obama hosted President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia at the White House. Their visit underscored the growing partnership with Colombia, founded on our shared democratic values, deepening economic ties, and our long history of shared security goals.
Posted byon November 29, 2013 at 10:00 AM EDT
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 4:02 PM EDT
This Saturday, November 30th, White House and Cabinet Officials, along with millions of Americans around the country, will pay tribute to small businesses, which drive our economy, and help to define the spirit of our communities.
Posted byon November 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM EDT
President Obama visited the DreamWorks Animation Campus in Glendale, California, on Tuesday, where he spoke about the economy before an audience of hundreds of Dreamworks employees, including CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
Posted byon November 25, 2013 at 4:43 PM EDT
From the Main Street shops to the high-tech startups, small businesses are the backbone of our economy and the cornerstones of a diverse and thriving marketplace. By shopping small and supporting local business, we all have a role to play in giving millions of families the opportunity to achieve the American dream.
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.