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Putting a business imprint on the debate over jobs, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Monday issued an open letter to Congress and the White House calling for a series of measures designed to increase employment, including greater oil drilling, quicker road and bridge construction and temporary corporate tax breaks.
In a twist, business leaders who had been critical of the Obama administration praised the president last week for choosing the economy over the environment in back-to-back moves.
In a twist, business leaders who had been critical of the Obama administration were praising the president Friday for choosing the economy over the environment in back-to-back moves.
As 9.1 percent unemployment plagues America this Labor Day, major unions are clashing with a Democratic administration with which they normally would march in lockstep. Echoing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at least seven unions are begging Team Obama to abandon regulations, statements and procedures that prevent jobs from being created or saved.
A day after enlisting veterans to help him fight congressional Republicans for a second economic stimulus plan, President Obama joined forces with big labor and big business Wednesday to pressure lawmakers for more spending on federal construction projects.
For a region that has been rocked by an earthquake and slammed by a tropical storm in the space of less than a week, Mother Nature may be providing a silver lining in the form of a business stimulus package.
The White House said Tuesday that it's going to revise some 500 regulations it said have unnecessarily tied the private sector's hands, but the announcement drew little enthusiasm from a business community that said it will do little to overcome a slew of new health care and financial regulations already passed under President Obama.
For those seeking an example of the revolving door between government and the private sector at the State Department, one need look no further than President Obama's recent nominee for the position of undersecretary for political affairs.
Republicans and business leaders are urging President Obama to turn talk of creating jobs into action by green-lighting a long-delayed $7 billion expansion of a Canada-to-Texas oil pipeline that supporters say will create 20,000 jobs.