Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday night tried to sell the American public on the virtues of having the GOP in charge of states.
A glass half-full or emptying fast? Depends on who you listened to Friday as President Barack Obama and certain Republican nominee Mitt Romney described the July jobs report at competing public appearances.
Stocks were headed for a higher open Friday as investors welcomed a stronger-than-expected July jobs report.
President Obama stops in Iowa to defend his plan to keep Bush-era tax cuts for people making under $250,000 a year.
The White House is running out of time, and ideas, for turning the economy around before the fall elections.
President Barack Obama downplayed a weak jobs report Friday as he wrapped up a two-day bus tour to critical states in the November election, while Republicans pounced on the news to declare the president's policies have failed.
U.S. stock markets were poised to open lower as the government's monthly jobs report came in lower than expected.
Unemployment was on the minds of President Barack Obama and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Saturday, as they delivered weekly addresses calling for leadership and action to put people back to work.
Anyone who has ever been unemployed understands that unemployment insurance is a lifeline for the jobless and their families. But that lifeline is now slipping away for the long-term unemployed, as cuts to federal unemployment extensions enacted by Congress earlier this year gradually take hold.
President Obama responds to the latest jobs report numbers saying a million new jobs were created in last 6 months.
Hands down, it's the most important monthly economic report in the race for the White House.
U.S. stocks sold off Friday, ending the week lower, after a government report showed that employers added fewer-than-expected jobs in April.
A disappointing jobs report appeared to leave investors uncertain about what to do Friday, as U.S. stocks appeared poised for a mixed or flat open.
U.S. stock futures moved higher Thursday morning, bolstered by a better-than-expected jobless claims report, ahead of Friday's monthly jobs report.
U.S. stocks ended mixed Wednesday as investors digested a weak private-sector jobs report and mostly upbeat corporate results.
President Barack Obama and his certain Republican opponent in November, Mitt Romney, shifted to full general election mode Wednesday, portraying each other as threats to future American progress as their campaigns engaged in a "war over women" indicative of what to expect for the next seven months.
The job market is getting better, but it's far from healed. Will President Obama be able to turn things around in time to save his own job?
There was nothing good about the Good Friday jobs report. But was the slowdown in hiring in March bad enough for the Federal Reserve to once again consider more stimulus for the economy?
The Federal Reserve sounds a bit more upbeat about the job market and the global economy, but still the central bank is erring on the side of caution.
Hiring remained strong in February, fueling optimism about the recovery.
The nation's smallest businesses continued to add jobs in February, but they were mostly for low-wage work, according to a report released Monday. Small employers created 45,000 new jobs in February, according to payroll processing firm Intuit, which analyzes monthly employment data from 70,000 businesses with less than 20 workers.
Widespread joblessness in Greece and Spain pushed the unemployment rate in the eurozone to the worst level since the currency was introduced in 1999.
Howard Wial is a fellow for the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program.
U.S. stocks rallied Friday, as investors cheered a much stronger-than-expected jobs report.
Companies are saying the job market is getting better. Workers are saying it's already kicked into high gear.
The January jobs report contains a slew of numbers that are likely to put a twinkle in the eye of Obama campaign staffers.
American employers substantially stepped up their hiring in January, bringing the unemployment rate down for the fifth month in a row.
First-time claims for unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign of more gradual improvement in the job market.
Will investors, consumers and politicians be singing "Take this jobs report and shove it!" come Friday morning?
President Barack Obama discussed job numbers before and after he took office during Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
Initial jobless claims fell to their lowest level in nearly four years, another sign of improvement in the long-suffering labor market.
U.S. stocks ended mostly lower Friday as worries about Europe's debt crisis dampened enthusiasm over a better-than-expected report on U.S. payrolls.
American employers stepped up their hiring in December, bringing the unemployment rate down again.
U.S. stocks were headed for a higher open Friday, following a stronger-than-expected jobs report.
"Hire more workers" appears to be a popular New Year's resolution for employers this year.
If you want the best odds of getting a job after graduation, don't major in architecture.
With a coal-fired power plant in the background, an environmental group released a report Tuesday disputing any link between tighter anti-pollution laws and a loss of jobs.
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits dropped to their lowest level since April 2008, boosting optimism in the job market.
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits fell to a nine-month low, signaling a bright spot in the tough employment environment.
"Businesses adding jobs" is a headline every elected official loves to read. Sadly, it's one that's getting harder and harder to find because of a policy and regulatory landscape that makes it increasingly difficult for businesses to see why and where creating new jobs makes sense.
The job market is showing some signs of life. And that's of course a good thing. It's just too bad that people still aren't making enough money to keep up with the fact that the cost of almost everything is getting more expensive.
The November jobs report contains some undeniably good news for President Obama, but the White House should keep the champagne on ice for now.
In November, men got jobs. Women stopped looking.
Hiring accelerated in November, and unemployment unexpectedly plummeted to its lowest rate in nearly three years.
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again last week to their highest level in a month.
Private-sector payrolls surged and planned job cuts eased in November, indicating some improvement in the job market and raising hopes for the government employment report due later this week.
American employers reported slower hiring last month, but a falling unemployment rate showed the job market may actually be gaining strength.
U.S. stocks were headed for a slightly lower open Friday following a disappointing jobs report.
Automatic Data Processing, a payroll-processing firm, said Wednesday that private-sector employers added 110,000 jobs in October, while outplacement consulting firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas reported a decline in job cuts.
Rick Perry's first campaign ad kicks off with a promise.
Democrats and Republicans tried to force versions of a jobs bill through the Senate late Thursday, but both fell short of the 60 votes they would have needed to bring their proposals to the floor.
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz says President Obama's jobs bill is "absolutely critical" and must pass Congress.
Texas Governor Rick Perry likes to brag that his state is an economic powerhouse.
At Tuesday night's debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire Texas Governor Rick Perry credited his leadership for the creation of jobs in Texas as the rest of the country was shedding many more.
Unemployment in the UK has risen by 114,000 to 2.57m, its highest level for 17 years, as the country's painfully slow recovery from recession takes its toll on the labour market.
U.S. stocks ended a strong week on a low note Friday as ongoing concerns about the European debt crisis overshadowed a better-than-expected report on the U.S. job market.
A pair of job reports issued Wednesday show that the nation's employment picture remains cloudy at best.
Bridget Coyle wants to be a social worker, but an underwhelming job market and devastating national unemployment rate are making it difficult. Despite this, she remains optimistic.
Recent college graduates try to remain hopeful despite their struggle to find employment.
America's first significant patent reform in six decades is close to becoming law: It passed Congress on Thursday and President Obama has declared that he will sign the bill.
House Speaker John Boehner drew a line in the sand on taxes on Thursday, saying that a special debt committee tasked with cutting at least $1.2 trillion from federal deficits shouldn't consider tax hikes.
Sarah Palin's got one. So does Jon Huntsman, while Michele Bachmann is starting to discuss hers in detail. Mitt Romney's going to show his Tuesday, followed by President Barack Obama on Thursday.
CNN's Susan Hendricks talks to Errol Louis about what the president needs to say this week in his speech.
Mitt Romney's jobs plan calls for lower corporate taxes, trade sanctions on China and repealing the health care bill.
Standing under a banner that read "Day One, Job One," former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney unveiled his jobs plan Tuesday with a pledge to take steps on his first day as president to undo what he called failed economic policies of the Obama administration.
Facing low approval ratings and constant Republican criticism as his re-election campaign starts up, President Barack Obama challenged Congress on Thursday night to put the good of the nation over political benefit and pass a huge jobs plan he proposed.
President Obama has passed 17 tax breaks and credits for small businesses. But when it comes to job creation, they don't add up to much.
More Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits last week, reflecting continued weakness in the job market.
Despite non-stop criticism from Republicans, the Obama administration's efforts to help the economy has created jobs.
With job creation taking center stage in American politics, the oil industry Wednesday made a pitch for drilling more widely. With looser restrictions, the industry says it could deliver 1.4 million new jobs, boost tax rolls by $800 billion, and increase domestic energy production almost 50%.
The August jobs report was dismal for plenty of reasons, but perhaps most striking was the picture it painted of racial inequality in the job market.
So much for getting Labor Day weekend off to a good start.
The GOP suggested the move from Wednesday to Thursday because of security and timing concerns.
As others have, and more will as the presidential election heats up, David Frum went after the Recovery Act on these pages. I'll address his critiques in a moment, but first let's just get this right out there: Though we can never know alternative histories -- in this case, how the economy would have performed absent the stimulus -- the weight of the evidence is that the Recovery Act did what we expected it to do.
Don't look to August for a robust jobs recovery. According to a report out Wednesday, the U.S. economy added jobs during the month, but not nearly at the momentum seen earlier this year.
President Barack Obama will unveil a new job growth package in a speech to be delivered in early September, a senior administration official told CNN Wednesday.
Right after Labor Day, President Obama will speak to the nation about the labor situation, a senior administration official told CNN on Wednesday.
Warren Buffett is once again begging Congress to tax him more.
Howard Kurtz and Wayne Slater discuss Rick Perry's decision to run for president in 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry enters the presidential race with one big advantage and one big impediment. The advantage: his record of job creation in Texas. His impediment? His record of job creation in Texas.
Texas has created a lot of jobs over the 10 years that Rick Perry's been governor -- there's no doubt about it.
The recession ended two years ago according to the by-the-book definitions. But tell that to the nearly 14 million Americans who are out of work.
Washington was abuzz Friday about the political implications of the improving July jobs report, but Democrats and Republicans blamed each other for a lack of progress on the economy.
The job market strengthened in July, a welcome piece of good news that sharply contrasted other recent data pointing toward an economic slowdown.
Cue the collective sigh of relief! A government report showed the job market fared better than expected in July.
The debt ceiling agreement did little to help the millions of jobless Americans whose federal unemployment benefits are set to run out early next year.
U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher open Wednesday, as investors digest two mixed jobs reports just two days ahead of the government's key monthly jobs report.
The deal to raise the debt ceiling may remove the risk of a 2008-like meltdown in financial markets that had made employers very nervous in recent months.
The economy and jobs will be front and center this week -- whether investors like it or not.
The job market hit a major roadblock last month, as hiring slowed to a crawl and the unemployment rate unexpectedly rose. The economy gained just 18,000 jobs in June, the government reported Friday, sharply missing most expectations and coming in even weaker than the paltry 25,000 jobs added in May.
The nation's anemic job market was thrust back into the spotlight Friday after a surprisingly weak report on U.S. payrolls.
A slight uptick in optimism ahead of Friday's big jobs report nudged Treasury yields higher on Thursday.
Stocks are in for a major reality check this week, with the jobs report for June on tap for Friday.
Commentary: Mark Luschini is the chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott.
We get to know the Governor of Texas, because where else can you shoot a coyote while jogging?
When it comes to jobs, the hypocrisy of Republicans is working overtime.
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose more than expected last week, remaining above the 400,000 mark for the 11th straight week.
For the tenth week in a row, an uncomfortably high number of Americans filed for their first week of unemployment benefits.
The number of Americans filing for first-time unemployment benefits rose again and stayed above the 400,000 mark for the ninth consecutive week.
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