Members of Congress are spending their day waiting for President Barack Obama's newly announced jobs bill to reach their desks.The president said he wants lawmakers to pass the bill immediately. But Illinois U.S. Rep.
Last week, President Obama last week pitched his plan to put the country back to work. But not everyone should expect a break from the unemployment lines: Bank of America was said to be considering a cut of about 40,000 jobs.
President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress Thursday night has the potential to be divisive; the prospect has even prompted some government officials like Illinois Congressman Joe Walsh to boycott the event.But U.S.
When the monthly numbers came out last Friday, unemployment was still above 9 percent and the economy created no jobs--none; zero; zilch. The Republican presidential candidates quickly took the president to task while Mr. Obama was in “I’ve gotta get out there with a plan” mode.
Whether you think the recession is over or not, it’s been hard on many people in the Midwest and the country.So, our Changing Gears team went out to find some people whose circumstances have forced them make some tough choices that are, perhaps, working out for the better.Here are three storie