By Andrew Taylor Associated Press Washington — The real takeaway from President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda? Workers probably can count on continuing to pay lower Social Security taxes. Employers might not have to pay as much, either. The long-term unemployed ...Read More »
Construction lobbyists are looking forward to a quieter state Capitol that doesn't force them to push their agendas to the drumbeat rhythm of a guy pounding a 5-gallon pail.
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By BEN FELLER AP White House Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Attacking a deepening jobs crisis, President Barack Obama challenged a reluctant Congress Thursday night to urgently pass a larger-than-expected $450 billion plan to “jolt an economy that has stalled.” He ...Read More »
By ?CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a meager 1 percent annual pace this spring, slower than previously estimated. The downward revision will likely increase fears that the economy is at risk ...Read More »
By DEREK KRAVITZ AP Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes fell for the third straight month in July, a sign that housing remains a drag on the economy. If the current pace continues, 2011 would be ...Read More »
By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Another recession isn’t likely over the next 12 months. Neither is any meaningful improvement in the economy. That’s the picture that emerges from an Associated Press survey of leading economists who ...Read More »
By ?DEREK KRAVITZ AP Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Homebuilders are just as pessimistic about the depressed housing market as they were two years ago. The National Association of Home Builders reported Monday that its index of builder sentiment ...Read More »