02/20/14 02:17 PM
Editorial cartoon by Eric Allie/Cagle Cartoons.
02/19/14 06:45 PM
GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) — Insisting the five-year-old federal stimulus package staved off a U.S. depression, Vice President Joe Biden toured the mucky site of a future Mississippi River harbor near an Illinois steel town and pressed for continued infrastructure spending he says has helped...
By Kelly Cohen | 02/19/14 04:14 PM
Five years after President Obama's $787 billion economic stimulus program became law, recipients of the funds are still spending the money without explanation. The law requires recipients to submit quarterly reports to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board. Those who don't are...
02/19/14 03:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve officials agreed at their January meeting that further gradual reductions in their stimulus would be appropriate as long as the economy keeps improving. Officials weighed the need to stress to investors that the Fed's key short-term interest rate would remain...
By Zack Colman | 02/19/14 02:25 PM
The Energy Department announced Wednesday that it is closing on a multibillion-dollar federal loan guarantee to help finance construction of the first new nuclear reactors in the United States in more than three decades. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said his department will finalize $6.5...
By Washington Examiner | 02/19/14 08:45 AM
It may be difficult for some to recall, but President Obama repeatedly promised the American people in 2009 that his $787 billion economic stimulus program would create millions of new jobs and shrink the unemployment rate as it jolted the economy into sustained growth. He also promised it would...
02/18/14 05:20 PM
Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/18/14 05:19 PM
President Obama came into office just over five years ago promising to reduce the power of corporate lobbyists and to increase government’s role in the economy. In his first month, he showed that the two promises were incompatible. His $787 billion-dollar stimulus provided the lesson: Every...
By Joel Gehrke | 02/17/14 05:42 PM
President Obama's $763 billion stimulus was basically free, according to a White House report that said the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was so successful that it paid for itself.
By Joel Gehrke | 02/17/14 05:33 PM
President Obama's economists celebrated the fifth anniversary of the 2009 stimulus Monday, even as a new Gallup survey finds that Americans see unemployment as the biggest problem facing the country.
By Darlene Superville | 02/17/14 04:20 PM
The costly $787 billion spending bill that President Obama signed into law soon after taking office boosted the economy and helped avoid another Great Depression, the White House said in a status report on Monday's fifth anniversary of the law's enactment.
By Charlie Spiering | 02/17/14 09:16 AM
Sen. Marco Rubio on Monday marked the fifth anniversary of President Obama's stimulus bill, the $830-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. "If you recall five years ago, the notion was that if the government spent all this money -- that, by the way, was borrowed -- that somehow the...
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