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Consumer Confidence Rises More than Expected in January


U.S. consumer confidence strengthened to its highest level in more than seven years in January on growing optimism about the jobs market and the overall economy, according to a private sector report released on Tuesday. The Conference Board, an industry group, said its index ofconsumer attitudes jumped to 102.9 from […]

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Obama up, down for Jeb: poll


Morning Joe from MSNBC talks about the new polls before the State of the Union speech tonight:

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Democrats’ Plan Would Benefit Middle Class, Target Rich


WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) – U.S. Democratic congressional leaders plan on Monday to unveil proposed legislation to boost the middle class by giving many families a tax cut that would be countered by a fee on financial transactions and reduced tax benefits for the top 1 percent of earners, the […]

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Elizabeth Warren Believes Economy Is ‘Rigged’ Against Workers


Elizabeth Warren has been the voice against Wall Street handouts, now she’s speaking on how it’s hurting the working class in America…

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Will Congress ever extend unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed?


Relief for the long-term unemployed has come to a screeching halt in Congress. 1.3 million Americans lost their benefits on December 28, 2013 because of Congresses in ability to agree upon a solution to the problem. Now, almost a month without benefits these families will be forced to make very […]

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Obama: please don’t wreck the US economy


Although Republicans are playing the game of chicken with our debt ceiling, the credit rating industry has promised to down grade our credit rating again without a functioning Congress. With the Republican in Congress threatening to not pay their bills they racked up during the Bush Administration (two wars, Medicare […]

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Billionaire CEO’s continue to threaten the middle-class


CEOs supporting the Republican candidate Mitt Romney are going to extreme measures to scare their workers into voting for Mitt Romney. In e-mails sent by CEOs who support Republican candidates across the country, the message reads “pending doom for them if Obama wins.” Some would call a few CEOs un-American […]

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Who are the 47 percent?


Mitt Romney has done it again but this time he may have hurt his own base. In a close door fundraiser, Mitt Romney called the 47 percent who support Obama as lazy and in need of government all the time. But, the facts just don’t add up. This is not […]

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Senate Finance Cmte. Marks Up Tax Extender Legislation


The Senate Finance Committee meets to consider legislation dealing with a number of short-term tax breaks known as tax extenders. The legislation includes an extension for the research and development tax credit, deals with the Alternative Minimum Tax and reportedly ends breaks for expensing and traditional ethanol among others. The […]

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As the jobs numbers decline, Obama is searching for the correct wording


Today dismal jobs numbers indicate the economy is slowing down around the world. Obama keeps saying the same thing while his challenger Mitt Romney is also saying the same thing. Obama keeps saying the economy needs to grow faster, but he inherited an economic mess before he took office, while […]

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As China’s economy slows down, will the government do something about interest rates?


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Is the economy turning the corner


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