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May 14, 2015
5 of the Biggest Myths About Obamacare
So who is right about Obamacare's success? After all, anniversaries are the appropriate time to take stock.
May 14, 2015
Obama’s 4th Quarter: A Lame Duck or President Reborn?
What victories has Obama won?
April 02, 2015
The One Major Problem With the Economic Recovery
The headline unemployment rate -- the share of jobless Americans that are actively working -- has fallen to its lowest level since the middle of 2008.
March 24, 2015
These 4 Miscalculations Will Define Obama’s Presidency
President Barack Obama has a tendency to claim no knowledge of impending problems or that he underestimated their severity, at least according to his critics.
March 23, 2015
Here’s What Happens When We Lower Corporate Tax Rates
One big argument for slashing corporate taxes is that it frees up capital to hire more employees. The problem? It doesn't seem to be happening.
February 06, 2015
Obama Says the U.S. Economic ‘Resurgence Is Real,’ But Is He Right?
Obama has claimed "America’s Resurgence is real."
February 02, 2015
Here’s How Obama Plans to Boost Spending and Get Rid of Sequestration
Obama will propose $74 billion more in "discretionary investments" than would be allowed under sequestration.
December 29, 2014
Here’s What Obama Wants You to Know About Cuba, North Korea, and 2014
"All I want for Christmas is to take your questions," said President Barack Obama on Friday afternoon, beginning his traditional, year-end press conference.
December 27, 2014
5 Events That Shaped the United States in 2014
Here is a look at 5 complex events that made 2014 both a breakout year and a challenging year.
October 18, 2014
Here’s Why Washington Still Needs to Worry About the Economy
The story painted by GDP data is a general one, and says little about who benefits from this greater economic prosperity.
September 05, 2014
Jobs Friday Brings Bad News, But the Labor Market Will Be Ok
Sometimes economists grossly overestimate. Friday’s jobs report from the Department of Labor took analysts by surprise.
September 04, 2014
Here’s Where the Labor Market is Heading
The labor market appears to progressing back to health steadily. But appearances aren't everything.
August 28, 2014
If the Jobs Recovery Is ‘Real,’ Why Are Economic Fears Lingering?
Despite news that GDP grew a better-than-expected 4.2 percent in the second quarter and emerging unemployment remains low, the story of growth is complex.
August 21, 2014
Here’s Why August Job Growth Could Be Strong
If the past five weeks can be taken as the beginning of a new trend, then the weekly first time jobless claims are evidence of stabilization.
August 14, 2014
Jobless Claims: Despite Increase, Labor Market Is ‘Having Lift-Off’
Last week's modest uptick in jobless claims is not surprising, nor alarming.
August 08, 2014
Americans Don’t Trust Obama to Fix the Economy
A recent survey revealed that the public is even more concerned about how elected leaders handle the country’s lingering economic problems.
August 07, 2014
U.S. Economy: Are Falling Jobless Claims Evidence of Future Strength?
First-time applications for unemployment benefits remain near pre-recession lows.
August 01, 2014
July Job Creation Slows, But Is Economy Doing What It’s Supposed to?
Is the U.S. economy “doing what it should” by creating more than 200,000 jobs -- a level considered to be an important benchmark of economic health?
July 31, 2014
Yellen Has Labor Market Blues, But Full Employment Is as Close as 2016
When more people are employed, consumers have more cash at their disposal, meaning more money is being spent and businesses hire more employees.
July 25, 2014
Labor Market Flashback: How Did Jobless Claims Drop to 2006 Levels?
Last week, the number of Americans filing initial applications for unemployment benefits declined by 19,000 to 284,000, the fewest since February 2006.
July 17, 2014
Yellen Sees Labor Market Weakness But Jobless Claims Say Otherwise
Initial applications for jobless benefits decreased for a second consecutive week, giving analysts another piece of evidence for labor market improvement.
July 10, 2014
Are Falling Jobless Claims a Sign June’s Hiring Flurry Wasn’t a Fluke?
Jobless claims -- which serve as a proxy for layoffs -- are once again trending near a seven-year low.
July 03, 2014
Here’s Why the Labor Market’s Baby Steps Made Investors Cheer
In many ways, the Department of Labor’s June Employment Situation Report was proof that the underlying trends in the U.S. labor market are strengthening.
June 26, 2014
Decreasing Jobless Claims: Good News or Just Not Bad News?
Continuing a well-established trend, fewer Americans filed applications for unemployment benefits last week.
June 25, 2014
Want Jobs? Sen. Warren Says Voters Must ‘Push’ Republicans
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren devoted her appearance on MSNBC’s 'Hardball' to explain how the U.S. economy can create real jobs
June 19, 2014
Jobless Claims: Is No News, Good News?
Beating economists expectations, jobless claims decreased 6,000 to 312,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised 318,000.
June 13, 2014
Americans Hate Partisan Politics, But Is It Their Own Fault?
The polarization of politics is one of the definitive characteristics of 21st century America.
June 12, 2014
Jobless Claims Rise, But Is the Economy Doing Better Than You Think?
With the release of the Department of Labor’s May Employment Situation Report, another month of labor market progress was put on display.
June 06, 2014
Is the Job Market Really Back to Its 2008 Peak?
Predictions were off. May hiring did not slow as much as forecast and the unemployment rate did not budge from April’s 6.3 percent.
June 05, 2014
3 Charts to Prepare for Friday’s Jobs Report
Ahead of Friday’s Labor Department jobs report, three sources of data can provide further insight on how the labor market’s recovery progressed last month.
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