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?
By Martha Irvine | 01/28/14 09:23 AM
Down the road from an emergency food pantry where a small crowd waits for the chance to gather free groceries, there is a church sign that reads: "If you need help, ask God. If you don't, thank God."
By Associated Press | 01/28/14 09:20 AM
Gov. Maggie Hassan is going to be talking about a New Hampshire program that helps jobless workers continue to get unemployment benefits while they start their own businesses.
By Associated Press | 01/28/14 09:02 AM
North Carolina's unemployment rate is being announced for the first time since Gov. Pat McCrory started taking credit for an economic comeback he says resulted from Republican tax cuts and fewer business regulations.
By Washington Examiner | 01/28/14 06:42 AM
On "Fox News Sunday" last weekend, White House senior aide Dan Pfieffer fell back on his boss's old reliable explanation for why the nation's economy is still in such bad shape after five years and multiple billions of dollars worth of Obamanomics: “It's important to remember this president...
By Joseph Lawler | 01/27/14 07:07 PM
President Obama is expected to enlist the aid of major U.S. corporations in fighting long-term joblessness in an announcement in his State of the Union address Tuesday evening. Xerox, Lockheed Martin and Procter & Gamble confirmed that they are among large companies participating in a...
By Associated Press | 01/27/14 10:39 AM
Nobody can fold a box quite like Patrick Young. Gov. Scott Walker learned that first hand as Young, who has Down syndrome, led a 2012 tour of Tailored Label Products in Menomonee Falls. Young challenged Walker to put together specialized packaging used by the company — think of it as a...
By Associated Press | 01/27/14 10:36 AM
Businesses expect their companies to perform better this year but that optimism still isn't translating into a push to hire more workers, according to a new survey from the National Association for Business Economics. Of the 64 members who responded to NABE's January survey, most said they saw...
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