A stagnant job market has ramped up pressure on President Obama and Congress to find solutions. A Sept. 2 report from the Labor Department hammered the problem home: The US economy produced no net jobs in August. So, what can be done? There's no shortage of policy ideas. Here are 11 that include controversial proposals plus others that might win bipartisan support.
When politicians head for Iowa, it's usually a sign of presidential aspirations. Vice President Joe Biden hasn't ruled out a 2016 bid, but his trip could also signal a push for another 2016 post.
If enacted, President Obama’s community college proposal would be a sweeping change in US educational policy. Washington would pay three-quarters of the cost, while states would pick up a quarter.
People with PhDs aren’t the only contributors to a high-tech economy. Lots of good jobs will exist for those with less than a bachelor's degree.