As the White House hosts a jobs summit Thursday, here are a range of ideas – from shorter work hours to a second stimulus – to fix the rising unemployment rate.
President Obama's job summit this week brings together CEOs and economists to brainstorm on how to bring down the unemployment rate. The challenge: creating jobs while trying to control record deficits.
Personal consumption may fall this year to levels not seen since 1942, some economists say.
His top priorities are stimulus proposals, the 'G-20' summit, and picking a Treasury chief.
Evidence of stability includes easing US bond prices and bank moves to raise capital.
Debate over what's fair and what's wise is likely to intensify as US tries to contain the crisis.
House Democrats consider an ethics board, and Republicans adopt reform standards.