On Wednesday, the Labor Department reported that trade union membership rose 420,000 in 2008. New legislation could speed such growth.
Major job cuts announced this week add urgency to the bill as it nears a House vote.
He aims to expand access to the remaining $350 billion in TARP funding.
Red-ink forecast could make it a lot harder to craft an economic stimulus package.
The would-be senator from Illinois, named by a tainted governor, vows to fight on.
There’s impetus to move quickly on the economy though some seats are empty.