President Obama meets with his jobs council, which offers him its proposal for how to add one million positions to the US job market without help from Congress.
Recent indicators have shown an economy growing slower than forecasters expected. President Obama's political fortunes could hinge on whether the economy makes progress between now and the 2012 election.
How one woman in Brazil used her high school education as a way out of poverty. Already, universal education has boosted half the Brazilian population into the middle class.
By 2022, those living in poverty will be a minority for the first time, as the global middle class – particularly from BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) nations – surges. Does new affluence signal shifting global power?
Usually natural allies, the tea party and the business lobby are at odds over if and how to raise the national debt limit.
The Dow fell 83 points, and commodity prices fell due to concerns of an economic slowdown in the US, China, and India