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Poor job growth and a large exodus of unemployed workers last month stifled weeks of upbeat economic data and marked a sobering reality check, signaling that hiring was likely to remain weak in the coming months. Employers added a paltry 88,000 net...
Climate change: By Neela Banerjee WASHINGTON -- In his State of the Union address, President Obama articulated a subtle but noticeable shift away from his longstanding discussion of climate change in almost entirely economic terms to making a moral...
PolitiCalDespite optimistic predictions, there's been little progress in Washington, D.C., as Democrats and Republicans negotiate over the federal budget and taxes. If they don't cut a deal by the end of the year, analysts say, a collection of tax hikes......
WASHINGTON -- Aides to President Obama say it's way too early to declare an "impasse" in the talks to avert the fiscal cliff, a word that cropped up Monday on Capitol Hill. “We remain confident we can achieve an agreement,” White House Press...
Opinion L.A.The Obama administration's proposed $3.8-trillion budget for fiscal 2013 claims to cut future deficits and debt by more than $3.5 trillion over the coming 10 years. That's not including about $1.7 trillion in savings from the spending restraints imposed...
Opinion L.A.Barack Obama's biggest mistake as president, writes columnist Jonah Goldberg, is that he counts too much on experts and their predictions. "No president since Woodrow Wilson or Franklin Roosevelt has been more enamored with the cult of expertise than...
Can you do it? Should you do it? As that college acceptance letter compels you to say "yes" or "no" around May 1, run through a few last considerations as you weigh one of the largest financial commitments of your lifetime. Three elements are key:...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and other fiscal conservatives keep insisting on more federal austerity and a smaller government. Without much fanfare or acknowledgement, they've already gotten much of both. Spending by federal, state and local...
Job creation through minimum wage increase Many mom-and-pop businesses were among the most vocal critics of President Obama's healthcare overhaul as being too costly, and now they're likely to howl at his latest proposal: an increase in the federal...
The final set of monthly jobs data before Tuesday's presidential election provided both campaigns fodder to drive home their closing arguments on jobs and the economy, with President Barack Obama's team arguing the numbers show the economy on the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — When conspiracists suggested Friday that the Obama administration had engineered a sharp drop in unemployment to aid President Barack Obama's re-election, the response was swift. Career government officials, economists and even...
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