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Obama’s State of the Union Take on the Economy: This Time, It’s Personal

Filed under: Economic Recovery, Unemployment, U.S. Government, Government Spending, Barack Obama, EconomyIn the 1960s, one of the rallying cries of the rising feminist movement was that “the personal is political.” In Tuesday’s State of the Union addre…

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State Of the Union: Obama Unveils Ambitious Jobs Agenda

Filed under: Economic Recovery, Unemployment, U.S. Government, Barack ObamaIt’s not a surprise that jobs and the economy featured prominently in President Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday. But still, Obama mentioned the word “jobs” 46 times i…

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The 10 States with the Most People Living on the Edge of Financial Ruin

Filed under: Debt, Cost of Living, EconomyAmerica’s image is that of a place where anyone can grow up to be president, and even a college dropout can found a multibillion-dollar empire.

But one need only look at our finances to see not everyone gets o…

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Initial Jobless Claims Drop To 5-Year Low

Filed under: Economic Indicators, Unemployment Rate, Job Market, Unemployment

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits tumbled to a five-year low last week, a hopeful sign for the sluggish labo…

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Fiscal Cliff Averted: And Here Are the Next 6 Crises to Worry About

Filed under: Economy, Government, Money and Politics
Here’s the bright side: After over a year of fretting, the fiscal cliff has finally been averted — at least for the time being. In a thirteenth-hour agreement, Congress and President Obama decided t…

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