the economy

President Obama is back to business. Less than a week after a controversial address on race and a self-comparison to  Trayvon Martin, the commander in chief was back at a podium Wednesday (July 24), this time discussing matters of the economy.

Detroit is broke. Dead broke. The Motor City has been hit hard by the economic downturn, and filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection Thursday (July 18).

The unemployment rate surprisingly dropped to 7.5 percent as employers added 165,000 new jobs in April. Marking a four-year low, the figures have seen a small but steady rise in the last several months, increasing confidence in the growing economy, 

The U.S. Labor Department released the job report for the month of March and the figures are far from encouraging. The economy added only 88,000 new jobs over the month, while the unemployment rate dropped from 7.7 percent in February to  7.6 percent.

Today’s release of the U.S. Labor Department’s statistic for the month of February marked good news for stock holders as 236,000 new jobs were added to the U.S. economy. As it stands, the unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, its lowest figures in over four years.

The partisan division in Congress was one of the main points of President Obama’s State of the Union, and during the address Tuesday (Feb. 12) night, he urged both sides to come together. As he did during his run for re-election, the POTUS promised to continue to work on restoring the economy, but also addressed […]

As President Obama prepares for his State of the Union address, House Speaker John Boehner is throwing criticism his way. With the fiscal crisis still hovering over the commander in chief’s second term, Boehner believes that the president is too chicken to actually to cut spending.

Now that the celebration is over, President Obama is ready to begin his second term, and his cup runneth over with items to tackle. The commander is set to get to work on fiscal deadlines, including the debt limit, which is expected to be raised following a House vote, tomorrow.  

The number of Americans unemployed and seeking assistance dropped to a five-year low, the Labor Department announced Thursday (Dec. 27). The four-week average was at 356,750, as weekly applications fell to 12,000 for the week ending on Dec. 22. However, the figures were adjusted due to the holiday season, as many state unemployment offices were […]

The unemployment rate dropped to 7.7 percent, the lowest number since President Bush was in office in 2008. According to the report released by the Labor Department, Friday (Dec. 7), roughly 146,000 jobs were created in the month of November, in spite of Hurricane Sandy whose destruction halted economic activity.

When it comes to his computer, President Obama is no DMX. In fact he actually understands how the apparatus works, and even tweets from his own Twitter page, from time to time. In newly released “behind the scenes” footage  from the White House, Obama is seen personally answering Twitter inquiries and saying things like “Oh, I gotta’ […]

The final job report before Election Day was released Friday (Nov. 2), and it’s much of the same. 171,000 new jobs were added for the month of October, a number which is not terrible, but shows only a small ripple in growth pool.