| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:07 AM
Guns magnify tragedy
As usual, the details are sad and sickening. Wade Michael Page showed up at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wis., just as volunteers were gathering to cook lentils, yogurt and rice pudding for the faithful. He killed six men and women...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 7:16 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — When conspiracists suggested Friday that the Obama administration had engineered a sharp drop in unemployment to aid President Barack Obama's re-election, the response was swift.
Career government officials, economists and even...
| Oct 6, 2012
| 4:25 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. unemployment rate unexpectedly dropped to 7.8 percent in September and reached its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, providing a boost to his re-election bid.
The Labor Department said on Friday that...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 10:33 AM
WASHINGTON (AP)— The U.S. economy suddenly looks a lot weaker.
Only 69,000 jobs were added in May, the fewest in a year, and the unemployment rate rose from 8.1 percent to 8.2 percent.
The dismal jobs data will heighten fears that the economy...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:26 AM
WASHINGTON -- A group of 11 conservative economists are publicly backing Jason Furman's nomination to head the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
"Although we often disagree with the administration’s policies and differ with Jason on a...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 9:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and other fiscal conservatives keep insisting on more federal austerity and a smaller government. Without much fanfare or acknowledgement, they've already gotten much of both.
Spending by federal, state and local...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:01 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday is to announce the nomination of Jason Furman to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisors, elevating the longtime aide to one of the administration's most visible positions dealing with the economy....
| May 28, 2013
| 2:12 PM
WASHINGTON -- One of President Obama's top economic advisors, Alan Krueger, will step down this fall and White House aide Jason Furman will be nominated as his replacement, a Democratic official said Tuesday.
Krueger plans to return to teaching at...