Tag Archives: Smoke and Mirrors

Hopes rise as jobless claims fall, trade gap eases

Hopes rise as jobless claims fall, trade gap eases WASHINGTON (AP) – The number of people signing up for unemployment benefits dropped to the lowest level in two months, an encouraging sign that companies aren’t resorting to deeper layoffs even … Continue reading

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Obama to announce new initiatives for middle class

Obama to announce new initiatives for middle class WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama, determined to show he understands middle-class struggles, is offering new initiatives meant to help people pay bills and save for retirement. Obama was ready to announce … Continue reading

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Obama orders Cabinet to cut spending by $100M

Obama orders Cabinet to cut spending by $100M WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama on Monday ordered his Cabinet to find ways to slice spending by $100 million, but acknowledged it’s a “drop in the bucket” and said there’s a … Continue reading

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Gibbs: Deficit won’t hurt plan to cut red ink

Gibbs: Deficit won’t hurt plan to cut red ink WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says new projections of spiraling budget deficits won’t stop President Barack Obama from achieving his goals or keeping his promise to cut the country’s red … Continue reading

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