Archive for December, 2011
In recent days, many signs have emerged pointing towards a steadily growing US economy.
In the wake of the 2008 recession that plagued global markets and employment, many economists suggested that China might overtake the United States as the largest economy in the world.
President Barack Obama and the White House won a significant victory last week with the extension of payroll tax cuts and federal unemployment benefits for January and February 2012.
The U.S. economy has received some positive news in recent days.
The American economy has benefited from some promising news in recent months.
Despite several weeks of positive news regarding the payroll tax cut extension and decreasing unemployment levels, there has been a constant state of concern in American markets regarding Europe’s current debt crisis.
President Barack Obama’s healthcare reform plan, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has remained a divisive issue since it was signed into law in 2010.
Officials with the Department of Labor recently found that out-of-work Americans seeking unemployment benefits had risen by 15,000 in the last week.
Despite several weeks of perceived decline, the U.S. unemployment rate took an unexpected step backwards during the holiday week.
Following a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor that pinpointed a slight decrease in national unemployment, economists see the potential for slow but steady economic growth in 2012, according to the Associated Press.
Among the states hit hardest by the recent economic recession, Michigan residents have been dealing with a particularly difficult financial situation.
While President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act healthcare plan has received its fair share of criticism and support in Washington, D.C., one aspect in particular has remained a swinging pendulum of public opinion – individual mandates.
In today’s world of digital information and communication, the job market has grown to an unprecedented size.
Following weeks of back and forth arguments between Democrats and Republicans in Washington, President Barack Obama signed legislation to extend the payroll tax break for an additional two months on Friday, according to the New York Times.
Negotiations between Congressional Democrats and Republicans have become increasingly fierce and divided in light of President Barack Obama’s payroll tax cut proposal.