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 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 Editorial Writer | 12/03/13 09:48 AM
President Obama regularly touts what he calls the “economic recovery” supposedly prompted by his policies, including the creation of 7.5 million jobs, consistent growth for more than three years and revitalization of the domestic auto industry. He recently told ABC’s “This Week” host...
By Associated Press | 12/02/13 09:22 AM
Sen. Charles Schumer says an understaffed Buffalo border is to blame for lane closures and backups that result in long wait times that are not only frustrating to drivers but detrimental to the local economy.
By Joseph Lawler | 12/02/13 08:59 AM
A slew of economic data coming out this week will answer the question of how well the U.S. has survived the government shutdown and debt limit fights -- and, possibly, what the Federal Reserve will do in response. The number-one economic indicator, the jobs report, is due out Friday morning...
11/30/13 05:02 PM
(www.usatoday.com) Santa is likely to bring retailers a sales boost this Christmas, but the real question is whether the holiday season will prepare the economy to accelerate in the new year.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/29/13 10:53 AM
David Callahan at Demos' Policy Shop: There are few better ways to uncover fraud in an industry than to incentivize insiders to blow the whistle on wrongdoing.
By Joseph Lawler | 11/29/13 08:47 AM
Five years after the financial crisis, 4.1 million Americans have been out of work for longer than 27 weeks. Many of them face a looming deadline at the end of the year, when federal long-term unemployment benefits expire.
11/27/13 08:51 AM
(www.washingtonpost.com) Fears about jobs and the economy are high, a poll shows, especially among lower-income Americans.
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 11/26/13 05:47 PM
Thursday is Thanksgiving. Amid economic hard times, millions of Americans are thankful to have a job. Some self-anointed worker centers think that some employees should not be thankful. In addition to Black Friday demonstrations outside Walmart, they are organizing protests on Dec. 5 to try to...
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