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
The Best and Worst Run States in America How well run is your state? It can be difficult to objectively assess the quality of a state’s management. The economy and standard of living can be affected by decisions made decades ago, forces outside ... 11/22/2013 - 10:14 am | View Link
Mitt Romney Releases New Ad Repeating Debunked Claim About Jeep Jobs Going To China The Romney campaign has spent a total of $224,000 in both markets this week. The script is as follows: Barack Obama says he saved the auto industry. But for who? Ohio or China? Under President Obama, GM cut 15,000 American jobs, but they are ... 10/31/2012 - 2:46 am | View Link
Auto Companies Slam Mitt Romney For False Jeep Jobs to China Claim in Ohio Anti-Obama Ad Forget about being a Republican or Democrat: Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s Jeep-jobs-to-China raises that issue as graphically as it has been raised. And here is more proof: the auto companies ... Remember Romney’s claim that Obama ... 10/30/2012 - 7:37 pm | View Link
Mitt Romney says Obama's Chrysler deal undermined U.S. workers With Ohio’s 18 electoral votes very much in play, the Mitt Romney campaign aims to blunt one of Barack Obama’s key advantages in that state -- his rescue of the auto industry. The carmakers account for about one out of eight jobs there, and many Ohio ... 10/30/2012 - 3:01 pm | View Link
Mitt Romney and Bain: a Fact Checker collection Rating: 1 Pinocchio “Mitt Romney’s claim that 100,000 auto jobs have been lost under Obama” (May 18, 2012) Claim: Romney says that he created 100,000 jobs in the private sector but that Obama lost 100,000 jobs in the auto industry. 07/19/2012 - 11:02 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
Lawmakers complaining about a bipartisan proposal that would give the U. S. its first budget agreement in more than four years have forgotten what it means to compromise, Daily Show host Jon Stewart argued on Wednesday.
“It’s a compromise,” Stewart insisted. “There’s no victory, there’s no sense of glory. It’s more like being in a bar at last call: the lights come on and you look at each other and go, ‘Well, if either of us could do any better we wouldn’t be here.
U. S. Sen. Lamar Alexander has replaced his chief of staff after learning the staffer's home was being searched as part of a child pornography investigation.
Justice Department spokesman Peter Carr said in a statement that Loskarn was arrested based on probable cause for possession and distribution of child pornography charges.
Video taken by WJLA-TV shows Loskarn being led from his southeast D.
A day after he was sentenced to home confinement for the unwanted groping of women, former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner has been sued by another city employee.
Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner stands before judge Robert J. Trentacosta's courtroom as he was sentenced on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 in San Diego.
Six military pallbearers carried Nelson Mandela’s flag-draped casket up the wide stone steps of the Union Buildings Wednesday to a handsome plaza sandwiched between two clock towers. There, on the highest point of Pretoria, overlooking the Palace of Justice where Mandela was sentenced to life in prison in 1964, the coffin was placed in the shade.