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When President Obama tries to make the case that his policies have improved life in America, he isn't talking about his hometown of Chicago.
According to the latest Rasmussen poll released on Sunday, only 33 percent of respondents favor President Obama's plans for Social Security contained in his recent budget proposal. The heart of Mr. Obama's Social Security outlook is not reform but tinkering with the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) that, beginning in 2015, would use a different yardstick of inflation.
The number of Americans filing jobless claims reached a four-month high last week, sparking renewed concerns that the labor market is still on shaky ground.
President Obama's failed job policies are facing bitter criticism from black Americans, whose leaders now say black unemployment has grown worse under his presidency.
Home from foreign travel, President Barack Obama is tapping executive powers from a century-old law to create five new national monuments celebrating history and nature. And one of them is in Vice President Joe Biden's political backyard.
American women are fat because they don't vacuum enough. That's — kind of — the finding from a new study published this month on American waistlines.
Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player and majorette who one week earlier was performing with her high school band at President Obama's inauguration ceremony. On Saturday, first lady Michelle Obama flew to Chicago to visit Hadiya -- paying respects at her funeral.
Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was an honor student, volleyball player and majorette who one week earlier was performing with her high school band at President Obama’s inauguration ceremony. On Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama flew to Chicago to visit Hadiya – paying respects at her funeral.
U.S. unemployment rose slightly to 7.9 percent, according to just-released federal figures. The economy, meanwhile, added 157,000 jobs.
Researchers say a pair of fossils unearthed in the hills north of Las Vegas belonged to a saber-toothed cat.
Unions hoping to strike a blow for Big Labor got a black eye from Black Friday shoppers instead. Empowered by their role in President Obama's re-election earlier this month, union bosses were surprised to learn that for most Americans, sympathy for left-wing economics stops at the superstores' automatic doors.
Workforce data released Tuesday shows unemployment rates decreased across the region from September to October.
Workforce data released Friday shows the District of Columbia continues to see a slow, but promising, decline in unemployment.
How is it possible that Barack Obama leads Mitt Romney on who can better handle the economy when it has been in decline all year?
New labor statistics show the District's unemployment rate continues to decline — from 8.9 percent in July to 8.8 percent in August — although the city still lags behind the national rate of 8.1 percent and nearly 1 in 4 residents of Ward 8 cannot find work.