Economy

President Barack Obama speaks on the economy at the Lake Harriet Band Shell in Minneapolis, Minn., on June 27, 2014. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Republicans ‘Don’t Do Anything, Except Block Me And Call Me Names’

Blasting the GOP as wilfully indifferent to American struggles, President Barack Obama issued a rebuke Friday to Republican attempts to thwart his economic agenda, offering a stark contrast that Democrats hope will yield electoral success in November.

06/27/2014

President Barack Obama speaks during a town hall meeting in Minnehaha Park in Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 26, 2014. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: Republican Lawmakers Too Focused On Making Up ‘Phony Scandals’

President Barack Obama is pitching his ideas to boost the American middle class in Minnesota, a state that already has embraced a key component of the president’s economic agenda by moving to raise its minimum wage.

06/27/2014

President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the University of California Irvine in Irvine, Calif., on June 14, 2014. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Heading To NYC For Gala LGBT Fundraiser For DNC

Drawing attention to his economic policies and courting a key Democratic constituency, President Barack Obama is embarking on a two-stop day trip to highlight technological developments and to raise money for the Democratic Party from a newly energized gay community.

06/17/2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Clinton: Cantor Opponent ‘Ran Against Immigrants’

Hillary Clinton says Majority Leader Eric Cantor “was defeated by a candidate who basically ran against immigrants.”

06/11/2014

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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.

05/29/2014

In the report, “A College Degree is No Guarantee” from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, study authors Janelle Jones and John Schmitt find that the Great Recession has been difficult for all recent college graduates, but black graduates remain the hardest hit by unemployment.  credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Study: Black College Graduates Twice As Likely To Be Unemployed

In the report, “A College Degree is No Guarantee” from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, study authors Janelle Jones and John Schmitt find that the Great Recession has been difficult for all recent college graduates, but black graduates remain the hardest hit by unemployment.

05/27/2014

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Study: Old, Small Buildings Like D.C.’s Are Better For Cities

Neighborhoods with smaller, older buildings generally perform better for the local economy than areas with newer buildings that stretch an entire block.

05/15/2014

File photo of a job fair. (credit: Joshua Lott/Getty Images)

Report: More Than 92 Million Americans Remain Out Of Labor Force

Despite the unemployment rate plummeting, more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force.

05/02/2014

Former President Bill Clinton addresses the audience on the second day of the Civil Rights Summit at the LBJ Presidential Library on April 9, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Deborah Cannon-Pool/Getty Images)

Bill Clinton: ‘I Thank God Every April 15′ That I Can Pay Highest Aggregate Tax

Former President Bill Clinton said Wednesday much of his economic agenda and efforts to reform welfare were often misunderstood by the public, media and critics during his presidency.

05/01/2014

A view looking west down the National Mall from the top of the U.S. Capitol dome in Washington, D.C. (Photo credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Lacks Bus Parking Along National Mall, Study Shows

As tourism season reaches its peak in Washington, AAA has compiled data showing tour buses generate billions of dollars for the nation’s capital.

04/30/2014

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