Our Top Stories
Read all posts tagged Economy
Posted byon October 24, 2014 at 3:27 PM EDT
The U.S. is lagging behind other advanced countries when it comes to total transportation investment. Take a look at this chart to see exactly where the U.S. ranks when it comes to investment in our basic infrastructure.
Posted byon October 24, 2014 at 2:09 PM EDT
Secretary Tom Vilsack gives an update on how the United States Department of Agriculture is making a difference for Americans in rural areas -- the first in a "Keeping Up with the Cabinet" series.
Posted byon October 23, 2014 at 7:05 PM EDT
Welcome to the West Wing Week, your guide to everything that's happening at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 10:50 AM EDT
Paul Saginaw, co-founding partner of the Zingerman's Community of Businesses, makes the case for raising the federal minimum wage.
Posted byon October 20, 2014 at 9:23 AM EDT
Last week, the President held a town hall meeting at a collaborative work space in Los Angeles to discuss a wide range of issues of core importance to entrepreneurs, especially entrepreneurs from the millenial generation.
Posted byon October 17, 2014 at 5:28 PM EDT
On Wednesday, colleagues from across the Administration and I met with chief human resource officers and other executives of nearly 30 companies and community partners to hear about their progress since they joined with the President to take on the challenge of long-term unemployment by committing to a set of best practices around hiring and recruiting.
Posted byon October 15, 2014 at 1:01 PM EDT
Posted byon October 15, 2014 at 9:37 AM EDT
Who exactly are the long-term unemployed, what are the challenges they face to finding work, and what is President Obama doing to help put people back to work? Here are a few answers to important questions about long-term unemployment in America:
Posted byon October 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM EDT
In this week's address, the President makes the case for why it's past time to raise the minimum wage.
Posted byon October 10, 2014 at 4:26 PM EDT
The White House released a short whiteboard video today explaining why we need to give Americans a raise -- and Secretary Perez sent this message to the White House email list to highlight the video.