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Posted byon August 2, 2013 at 8:30 AM EST
Today’s report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicates that the unemployment rate declined from 7.6 percent to 7.4 percent in July, reaching its lowest level since December 2008, and the establishment survey showed that private sector employers added 161,000 jobs last month.
Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM EST
In anticipation of the President’s visit, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke authored an op-ed on the President’s economic vision and how it continues to help strengthen middle class families in his city.
Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 8:30 AM EST
In addition to giving a significant boost to our national economy, commonsense immigration reform will also generate important economic benefits in each state, from increasing workers’ wages and generating new tax revenue to strengthening the local industries that are the backbone of states’ economies.
Posted byon August 1, 2013 at 7:49 AM EST
At the invitation of Secretary of State John Kerry, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators traveled to Washington this week to formally resume direct final status negotiations. Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and Yitzhak Molcho represented the Israelis, and Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat and Mohammad Shtayyeh represented the Palestinians.
Posted byon July 31, 2013 at 8:30 AM EST
The Bureau of Economic Analysis released a comprehensive revision to the National Income and Product Accounts showing that the recovery from the Great Recession has been slightly faster than previously reported, with real gross domestic product (GDP) expanding by a cumulative 8.5% from 2009:Q2 to 2013:Q1, compared to the previous estimate of 8.1% growth over that period.
Posted byon July 30, 2013 at 4:34 PM EST
In Tennessee, President Obama talks about the first and most important cornerstone of middle class security: a good job in a durable, growing industry.
Posted byon July 30, 2013 at 2:13 PM EST
Earlier this week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan met with a group of young people who are mounting an inspiring fight to overcome barriers and make this country stronger. They are called the DREAM Riders, and they are taking their vital message to the entire country.
Posted byon July 29, 2013 at 3:35 PM EST
The 2012 World Series champion San Francisco Giants visited the White House on Monday to celebrate with President Obama.
Posted byon July 24, 2013 at 4:31 PM EST
President Obama kicks off a series of speeches about his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class -- and those fighting to join it – front and center.
Posted byon July 21, 2013 at 7:00 PM EST
This Wednesday, almost five years after the financial crisis fueled a devastating recession, and two years after a debate over whether or not America would pay its bills that harmed our recovery, the President will return to Knox College to kick off a series of speeches that will lay out his vision for rebuilding an economy that puts the middle class and those fighting to join it front and center.