Topic: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
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.
09/02/2011 07:35 pm
Whether it's Labor Day, the new elections season, or a reflection of Americans' priorities, everyone has a jobs proposal: from Obama and Boehner to Huntsman and Romney, the list goes on.
09/01/2011 05:20 pm
Arguments abound on whether the President's jobs program should be large and ambitious or small and practical. But Obama cannot let the political market shape his goals for the economy.
08/30/2011 07:00 pm
Welfare to work reformis 15 years old. It doesn't work well in a poor economy.
08/29/2011 05:00 pm
Obama’s three-day bus tour of the Midwest wrapped up in front of mostly friendly audiences in small rural Illinois communities. The president talked of jobs, political pledges, and county fairs.
08/17/2011 10:07 pm
Though Texas has lost its fair share of jobs in the private sector, it's added a huge number of government jobs
08/17/2011 02:32 pm
The Department of Energy, aiming to boost US competitiveness, gives a $150m. loan guarantee to a Massachusetts firm that has found a way to dramatically reduce the cost of solar voltaic cells.
06/17/2011 10:05 pm
On Tax Day 2011, the 'Making Work Pay' tax break, which can be worth up to $800 per household, is one of several tax credits for which filers may be eligible.
04/12/2011 08:34 pm
Pundits predict healthy growth in 2011 and fewer unemployed. But housing and state budgets may struggle.
12/29/2010 07:37 am
The tax-cut accord forged this week by President Obama and congressional leaders would give Americans a substantial income boost, whatever tax bracket they're in. Critics say it would push up the national debt and includes an unnecessary giveaway to the rich. Supporters say the cuts are much-needed fuel for the economy. It's a broad package that, if approved by Congress, would include much more than just a two-year extension of the Bush tax cuts. Here's a look at who gets what:
12/07/2010 07:08 pm