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Posted byon December 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST
Job growth in November was strong, and the economy has now already added more jobs in 2014 than in any full calendar year since the late 1990s.
Posted byon November 22, 2014 at 6:00 AM EST
In this week’s address, the President reminded Americans that Affordable Care Act open enrollment begins this weekend. The President encouraged all Americans to take advantage of open enrollment, and remind their friends and families to do so as well.
Posted byon November 20, 2014 at 1:03 PM EST
In the Oval Office, President Obama signs S. 1086, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act, into law.
Posted byon November 7, 2014 at 3:26 PM EST
It’s been almost two years since President Obama first called for an increase in the national minimum wage. He believes more strongly than ever that no one who works full-time should have to raise a family in poverty.
Posted byon November 7, 2014 at 9:30 AM EST
The private sector has added 10.6 million jobs over 56 straight months of job growth, extending the longest streak on record.
Posted byon November 3, 2014 at 12:42 PM EST
At Rhode Island College in Providence, President Obama delivered remarks on the importance of empowering women and girls in our economy. “When women succeed, America succeeds, and we need leaders who understand that,” he told the audience.
Posted byon November 1, 2014 at 5:00 AM EST
In this week's address, the President highlighted the progress our economy is making, and the commonsense policies that could make it even stronger by ensuring that everyone who works hard has the opportunity to get ahead, especially women and working families.
Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 6:07 PM EST
Today, the President visited Rhode Island College in Providence to continue his focus on our economy's progress and his vision for continuing to build on that foundation by expanding opportunity for women and working families. Here are six quotes you need to read.
Posted byon October 31, 2014 at 12:32 PM EST
On average, women who work full-time all year make $0.78 for every dollar a man earns. That gap is even larger for women of color.
Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 9:50 AM EST
Paul Saginaw, co-founding partner of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses, makes the case for raising the federal minimum wage.