02/06/14 04:59 PM
Cartoon by Gary Varvel/Creators Syndicate.
By Sean Lengell | 02/06/14 04:44 PM
Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked proposals to extend unemployment benefits for the long-term jobless, the latest in a series of Democratic attempts to advance the issue and a setback for President Obama. Democrats, who have tried repeatedly to advance the bill since late last year, vowed...
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 02/06/14 08:08 AM
Fears of an economic slowdown are heightening anticipation of what Friday's U.S. jobs report for January might reveal.
By David Freddoso | 02/05/14 06:23 PM
The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a dirty secret about Obamacare this week: Depending on your income level, it might prompt you to reduce your hours or even seek a pay cut. Obamacare's subsidies for purchasing health insurance phase out as income increases -- in some cases...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/05/14 02:21 PM
Two authoritative government agencies reported this week that retiring baby boomers have contributed heavily to the shrinking of the nation's workforce, countering fears that the recovery from the financial crisis has stalled out. Before the recession hit, the labor force participation rate...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/05/14 08:32 AM
After the Congressional Budget Office estimated that Obamacare will cause the loss of 2.5 million jobs in the next 10 years, the New York Times editorial on Wednesday called the news "mostly a good thing."
By Christopher S. Rugaber | 02/05/14 08:08 AM
A private survey shows that businesses added jobs at a modest pace in January, a sign that hiring may have rebounded after a disappointing figure in December.
By Diana Furchtgott-Roth | 02/04/14 04:22 PM
President Obama insists on repeating the erroneous “statistic” that women earn 77 cents on a man’s dollar, most recently in the State of the Union address, in order to push for more required employee benefits that would turn America into Europe. “Today, women make up about half our...
By Ashe Schow | 02/04/14 01:00 PM
President Obama disputed the number of jobs that would be created by building the Keystone XL pipeline, dismissing the number as only “a couple thousand.” Obama, speaking with Fox News host Bill O'Reilly during a taped interview, incorrectly “corrected” O'Reilly, who was quoting jobs...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/04/14 12:25 PM
Obamacare will lead to a drop of 2 million in the number of full-time equivalent workers in 2017 and 2.5 million in 2024, according to the Congressional Budget Office, as workers respond to the incentives in the law that discourage work and make it easier to gain access to health insurance...
By Joseph Lawler | 02/03/14 08:58 AM
Janet Yellen will be sworn in as the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve at 9 a.m. on Monday morning, making her the most important economic policymaker and one of the most powerful women in the world. As she takes up her office amid a U.S. economy that is still struggling to recover from the...
By Susan Crabtree and Brian Hughes | 01/31/14 02:11 PM
As part of a renewed push to create opportunities for the long-term unemployed, President Obama on Friday touted the success story of a once-homeless Iraq War veteran, Erick Varela, who turned his life around through an electrician apprenticeship.
By Joseph Lawler | 01/31/14 11:59 AM
Mijin Cha for Demos' policy shop: While Congress deserves its share of blame for refusing to raise the minimum wage, corporations are also to blame because they have kept wages stagnant while ensuring profit and shareholder returns skyrocket. Boeing is a perfect example of this dynamic. In...
By Joseph Lawler | 01/31/14 11:47 AM
The economy is positioned for stronger growth in 2014 if the private sector can match its 2013 performance, top White House economic adviser Jason Furman said Friday morning.
By Byron York | 01/29/14 09:14 AM
Much of Washington seemed to have a problem with President Obama's State of the Union speech. That's all fine, but what about the people to whom the speech was actually directed?
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