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3 years 2 months ago

White House aims to speed up job-creating projects

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama wants to hit the accelerator on job-creating infrastructure projects. The White House says Obama has directed the departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Interior, Transportation and Housing and Urban Development to identify up to three high-priority projects that will create jobs and that already have...

4 years 3 months ago

Worst unemployment report of the year released

New applications for unemployment insurance reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November, a sign that employers are likely cutting jobs again as the economy slows. The Labor Department said Thursday that initial claims for jobless benefits rose by 12,000 last week to 500,000, the...

4 years 8 months ago

Democrats focus on job creation

Democrats are hoping to make progress on jobs in the coming weeks. With midterm elections looming, Democrats know Republicans plan to hammer away at the lack of progress on jobs. This past week, President Barack Obama acknowledged there's a lot of ground to make up. Senate Democrats hope a jobs...

4 years 9 months ago

Job creation is a priority

With 8.4 million jobs lost in the Great Recession, Democrats are anxious to pass a jobs bill before they take their winter break in a week. President Barack Obama wants to give employers a tax break for each new worker they hire. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is one lawmaker...

4 years 10 months ago

McInnis pushes for job growth in campaign stop

Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis called for stronger relationships with the energy industry and the military to create jobs in Colorado. Delivering what he called phase one of his Strategic Plan for Colorado, the former Congressman told business leaders in Colorado Springs Wednesday that ,if elected, his priorities for...

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