A new report from the National Urban League found that economic conditions have worsened for black Americans. Blacks now have a jobless rate 6.8 percentage points higher than whites.
Among the new health care bill facts: The legislation will bring tax hikes, mainly on the highest-income Americans.
Republican lawmakers usually back tax cuts for businesses, but the $33 billion price tag of Obama's proposal may deter those who are more worried about runaway deficits.
Will consumer spending move up and jobs grow apace in 2010? The answer depends on the economist you ask. A round up of the top predictions for the economy next year.
With job losses this recession the worst since the 1930s, government stimulus can only do so much.
But unemployment rose to 9.7 percent in August, and many forecasters see a slower than usual recovery.
Family finances get healthier as people save more and spend less. But will that help the recovery?
Shoppers' confidence is higher so far this month. Other data deliver a mixed message as to whether the economy has hit bottom yet.
From the rise of the tightwad to the decline of the Sun Belt, American values and industries will be reinvented as the nation comes out of the worst recession since the 1930s.
With biggest job losses since 1974, Obama plans massive public works.