By Joseph Lawler | 12/04/13 12:42 PM
More than half of American families live on less than $60,000 a year, and almost half have earnings that are just two and a half times the federal poverty level, according to a study released by the Hamilton Project on Wednesday, when President Obama is scheduled to take the podium to draw...
12/04/13 12:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of chief executives at the largest U.S. companies shows a growing number are slightly more optimistic about the economy's prospects for the next six months and expect to boost hiring. The Business Roundtable said Wednesday that its index measuring CEO outlook rose...
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:34 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council voted unanimously Tuesday to increase the District of Columbia's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation's highest.
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 12/04/13 09:32 AM
A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction.
By Associated Press | 12/04/13 09:25 AM
Americans ramped up new-home buying in October after cutting back in September, evidence that the housing recovery is improving fitfully.
12/03/13 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House oppose a drive by Democrats to renew jobless benefits averaging less than $300 a week nationwide for the long-term unemployed, a senior GOP lawmaker said Tuesday. "I don't see much appetite on our side for continuing this extension of...
By Meghashyam Mali | 12/03/13 05:12 PM
President Obama will discuss the “twin challenges of growing income inequality and shrinking economic mobility” in an address on Wednesday that will highlight his second-term economic priorities, according to the White House. “The speech will provide a window into where the president...
By Zack Colman | 12/03/13 04:44 PM
The Obama administration expanded an energy efficiency program Tuesday to include apartment complexes, condominiums and other multifamily buildings, the latest White House move to bolster efficiency as Congress remains stuck on the issue. The public-private program, the Better Buildings...
By Joseph Lawler | 12/03/13 03:32 PM
Extending emergency unemployment benefits for another year would cost $26 billion, the Congressional Budget Office estimated Tuesday. That's lower than the total for this year's one-year extension, which was roughly $30 billion. The program, authorized in 2008, has become less costly as the...
By David M. Drucker | 12/03/13 12:22 PM
House Republican leaders moved Tuesday to link Obamacare to voters' lingering anxieties over the economy, charging that the implementation of the law is hampering job creation and forcing already-struggling Americans to choose between food and Christmas gifts.
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