Showing that on occasion they can work together, House lawmakers overwhelmingly passed a package of bills Thursday making it easier for small businesses and startups to raise the capital they need to grow and hire new workers.Read More »
By Joe Yovino
President Obama today signed into law the jobs bill that will provide $18 billion in tax breaks to businesses and pumps $20 billion into highway and transit programs. Don’t start gassing up all that idled machinery just yet Mr. Construction Industry.Read More »
By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday signed into law a package of tax breaks and spending designed to give the nation a jobs boost by encouraging the private sector to start hiring ...Read More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to sign a jobs bill into law Thursday morning. The bill contains two major provisions. First, it exempts businesses hiring the unemployed from the 6.2 percent Social Security payroll tax through December. ...Read More »
By Andrew Taylor AP Writer Washington — U.S. companies that hire unemployed workers will get a temporary payroll tax holiday under a bill that easily won final congressional approval Wednesday. The bipartisan 68-29 vote in the Senate sends the legislation ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Contractors are waiting for Congress to make a move after lawmakers failed to pass a bill extending financing for highway construction that left projects suspended throughout the country. The bill would prevent an $11.1 billion reduction in ...
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By Andrew Taylor AP Writer Washington — Companies that hire the unemployed would claim new tax breaks under a jobs-promoting bill the Senate passed Wednesday, delivering President Barack Obama and Democrats a much-needed victory. The 70-28 vote sends the bill ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan The federal government will hemorrhage $11.1 billion in 2010 highway money if Congress doesn’t pass a bill by Sunday to temporarily plug the leak. Wisconsin has $200.7 million at stake in the Congressional debate over jobs bills ...
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By Andrew Taylor AP Writer Washington — The Senate is where legislation often goes to die, and it’s looking like that’s the fate awaiting a new jobs bill wanted by President Barack Obama. The deficit-financed jobs bill limped out of ...Read More »