The White House says the economic stimulus accounts for 640,000 jobs. But the picture is mixed across the US.
A study by Edmunds.com released Wednesday suggests that Cash for Clunkers mostly gave money to people who were going to buy a new car anyway.
White House economist Christina Romer said Thursday that the stimulus package's impact on the economy will weaken from here on.
All but one state (Vermont) saw tax collections and other funds fall for the second quarter in a row. Over the past year, they’ve lost more than they got in federal stimulus money.
A first report card shows the federal Recovery Act money means hiring more electricians, carpenters, and others across the country. But it’s not necessarily in states with the highest unemployment rates.
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has applied for more than half the $8 billion allotted for high-speed rail. State officials say California's plan is the most shovel-ready.
The equivalent of six health-care lobbyists for every member of Congress are registered for this year's biggest political battle.
Police departments are using some of the stimulus money to arm up, helping to make Obama 'gun salesman of the century.'