Though Texas has lost its fair share of jobs in the private sector, it's added a huge number of government jobs
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.
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.
Pundits predict healthy growth in 2011 and fewer unemployed. But housing and state budgets may struggle.
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:
A new Monitor/TIPP poll finds strong support for some core tea party objectives, such as 'cutting the deficit by cutting spending.' But a majority viewed the tea party itself negatively.
Obama stands at the head of a party poised to lose control of Congress in Vote 2010. Democrats' handling of economic issues and the high unemployment rate are key factors.
Presidential press conferences and official speeches are commonplace on TV, but less-formal appearances are rare for the commander in chief. President Obama's appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" Tuesday got us thinking: Which other sitting presidents have appeared on TV? Read on for six more examples.
A selection of solutions for a better employment rate: From cutting taxes to raising taxes, job sharing to job training.