Obama to open middle-class jobs, opportunity tour Aiming to show he's still focused on creating jobs, President Barack Obama is beginning a series of quick trips around the country to resurrect ideas from his State of the Union address that became overshadowed by the intense debates over gun control, immigration and automatic spending cuts. More
Retailers report modest gains for April Americans spent briskly during the early spring months in the latest sign that they’re encouraged by the economic recovery. Falling gas prices, a rallying stock market and gains in the job market all fueled Americans’ shopping habits even as cold weather tempered their desire to buy spring fashions. More
Ford shareholders reject stock proposal Ford Motor Co. shareholders are again rejecting a proposal to dilute the Ford family's control over the company. At its annual meeting in Wilmington, Del., Thursday, Ford said 67 percent of shareholders voted against the proposal to make each Ford share worth one vote. More
US home building is surging, but job growth isn't The resurgent U.S. housing market has sent builders calling again for Richard Vap, who owns a drywall installation company. Vap would love to help - if he could hire enough qualified people. "There is a shortage of manpower," says Vap, owner of South Valley Drywall in Littleton, Colo. More
What Mitt Romney should have said about the auto bailout Pundits of all stripes agree that Governor Mitt Romney’s opposition to the 2008 auto bailout cost him the state of Ohio, which he lost narrowly ... there is one argument that its advocates can still claim: the troubles facing banks in 2008 affected ... 01/17/2013 - 11:00 am | View Link
Mitt Romney says Obama's Chrysler deal undermined U.S. workers Cerberus Capital had lost its stake, and Fiat held 20 percent of the new Chrysler and had full operational control. Steve Rattner, chair of the president’s auto ... Romney told a crowd in Defiance, Ohio, that plans were afoot to shift the Jeep jobs ... 10/30/2012 - 3:01 pm | View Link
Levin: Mitt Romney's stance on GM, Chrysler rescue would've cost Michigan 1 million jobs Carl Levin telling reporters on a conference call that the administration's economic policies saved a million jobs in Michigan that would have been lost if Mitt Romney was in the Oval Office. "When the (auto ... who repeated the claim that "walking ... 06/11/2012 - 6:59 pm | View Link
Mitt Romney: The Economic Guru Who Specializes In Killing Jobs As teachers, construction workers, police officers, firefighters, and auto workers kept ... It would be simplistic to claim Romney is stupid when it comes to economic theory, because he knows his proposals will not create jobs or grow the economy. 06/10/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Mitt Romney’s claim that 100,000 auto jobs have been lost under Obama The 100,000 jobs is back! The presumptive GOP nominee all but stopped mentioning he created 100,000 in the private sector after we declared in January that claim was untenable and unproven. The biggest problem is that Romney is counting all the jobs added ... 05/17/2012 - 11:00 pm | View Link
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The Dark Side of Mitt Romney | Vanity Fair After Harvard, young Mitt Romney rose rapidly in the Mormon Church and made a fortune at Bain Capital. Michael Kranish and Scott Helman report on the collateral damage. 09/1/2014 - 3:14 pm | View Website
Mitt Romney presidential campaign, 2012 The Mitt Romney presidential campaign of 2012 began when Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts, launched his second candidacy for the presidency of the ... 09/1/2014 - 7:15 am | View Website
Mitt Romney Willard Mitt Romney was born on March 12, 1947, at Harper University Hospital in Detroit, Michigan the youngest child of automobile executive George W. Romney and ... 08/31/2014 - 7:52 am | View Website
Mitt Romney Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and the 70th Governor of Massachusetts. Romney was CEO of Bain & Company, a management consulting ... 08/31/2014 - 1:39 am | View Website
A Florida man accidentally shot himself and a co-worker while teaching the other man how to shoot a gun.
The man acting as instructor shot himself in the finger Sunday afternoon while trying to unjam a 9-mm semi-automatic handgun, police said.
The bullet then wounded the other man in the thigh before embedding itself in a wall, reported the Orlando Sentinel.
“One of them, I guess, thought he could teach the other he could shoot,” said Sgt.
A California high school has retired its Middle Eastern-themed mascot and accompanying belly dancers and redrawn its logo after criticism from Arab-Americans that they played on harmful stereotypes, a group advocating for the change said on Monday.
Coachella Valley High School agreed to use a new image of a stoic-looking Arab man to represent its sports teams, dubbed “the Arabs,” said Abed Ayoub, a spokesman for the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, which worked with the school to choose the new logo.
The new image of a man wearing a traditional Arabic head scarf and an indiscernible facial expression, will replace the hooked-nosed, growling man that adorned various spaces, including the basketball court, at the high school for decades.
“The old logo was very offensive.
It’s enough to make you choke on your Chablis. In France, the land of good food and world-famous wine, seven of out 10 people admit they are far from connoisseurs when it comes to the grape.
Responding to the question: “Do you have the feeling you have a good knowledge of wine?” a surprising 71 percent of French people replied in the negative, with only three percent saying they had “a lot” of knowledge.
It appeared that social class has a great deal of influence over one’s wine appreciation — 43 percent of white-collar workers claimed to be connoisseurs but only 16 percent of blue-collar employees.
Polling company Viavoice said this showed a “very elitist” approach to wine in France but also the “real or imagined feeling for several households faced with tight budgets that they cannot afford quality wine.”
Viavoice surveyed 1,015 adults between May 28 and 30 for the poll that was published in the Terre de Vins magazine on Tuesday.
A Russian official is complaining that EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso breached confidentiality when he quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying Moscow could take over Kiev in two weeks if it wished. Yuri Ushakov, a presidential aide, told reporters in Moscow on Tuesday that Putins statement was quoted out of context and carried a completely different meaning. Ushakov says it was unworthy of Barroso to speak publicly about a private conversation.