The first goal is to create jobs, but new technologies – and the employment that comes with them – can take time to develop.
Lagging poll numbers for the Treasury secretary reflect continuing anger over bank bailouts.
The tentative agreement, which must be ratified by both nations' legislatures, creates a framework for bilateral cooperation.
The process of allocating taxpayer dollars starts in earnest as the 13 separate appropriations bills make their way through committees.
The president told credit-card companies Thursday he wants to halt arbitrary rate hikes and get more protections for consumers.