- Obama downplays IRS scandal, blames Obamacare rollout on ‘outdated’ agencies
- Pregnancies decline overall, up among older women
- Pentagon plans to destroy Syrian chemical arms on ship at sea
- Paris Metro issues ‘politeness manual’ to improve passengers’ behavior
- Justin Bieber, crew detained at Australian airport in drug search
- Lee Rigby trial: Muslim who machete-hacked soldier calls it ‘humane’ kill
- GM ending Chevy sales in Europe to focus on Opel and Vauxhall
- Putin’s diplomats to U.S. busted for living high life off $1.5M bilked from Medicaid
- Happy Meal: Couple goes to McDonald’s, leaves with bag packed with cash
- Boehner: It took me 3 to 4 hours to sign up for Obamacare
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President Obama's re-election prospects are getting a boost from the plunging unemployment rate and the pickup in the economy and financial markets this year, economic and political analysts say.
The rapid improvement in the nation's job market continued in February with employers adding another 227,000 jobs — enough new openings to hold the unemployment rate at 8.3 percent, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The U.S. economy was firing on all cylinders in January, drawing the unemployment rate down to a three-year low of 8.3 percent and creating nearly a quarter million new jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
The U.S. economy picked up speed last quarter, growing at a 2.8 percent pace compared to a 1.8 percent rate in the summer quarter of 2011, the Commerce Department reported Friday morning.