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Same-Sex Marriage Will Generate Over $166 Million in First Three Years

Friday Nov 16, 2012
Extending marriage to same-sex couples in Maine, Maryland, and Washington State will generate over $166 million in wedding spending in the first three years.

Despite claims, bailouts not over yet

By Daniel Wagner | Friday Oct 29, 2010
The Treasury Department says its bank bailouts are over, but the spending continues.

Stimulus spending looms large in midterm contests

By Kristen Wyatt | Wednesday Oct 20, 2010
A photo of President Barack Obama hangs on the wall in CoraFaye’s Cafe, a short walk from the Denver museum where Obama signed into law the most sweeping U.S. economic package in decades in an attempt to put people back to work and end the worst downturn since the Great Depression.

Stimulus Hypocrisy

Tuesday Oct 19, 2010
The Center for Public Integrity says that many Republican and Democratic politicians who were outspoken in their opposition against last year’s stimulus package actually requested funds from that very same project. Armen Keteyian reports.

Business group turns on past allies

Monday Oct 4, 2010
During the worst of the economic crisis, the nation’s most powerful business lobby pleaded with Congress to prop up financial institutions and stimulate the economy with hundreds of billions of dollars in borrowed money. Today it’s a different story.

White House defends stimulus, highlights projects

By Darlene Superville | Monday Sep 20, 2010
In a report being released Friday by Vice President Joe Biden, the White House pushes back against criticism of its $814 billion stimulus program and highlights 100 projects that it says are creating jobs and growing the economy.

FACT CHECK: Stimulus assessments overly optimistic

By Frederic J. Frommer | Thursday Aug 26, 2010
The Obama administration claimed this week that $100 billion invested in innovative technologies under the economic stimulus law is "transforming the American economy" by putting the nation on track for technological breakthroughs in health care, energy and transportation.

Little relief seen for state and local layoffs

By Jeannine Aversa | Monday Aug 9, 2010
An injection of $26 billion in federal aid won’t be enough to save the jobs of more than a half million people who work for state and local governments or for companies that do business with them.

Democrats seek GOP help for last-ditch jobs bill

By Andrew Taylor | Wednesday Aug 4, 2010
A $26 billion measure to help states and local school boards with their severe budget problems faces a make-or-break vote Wednesday as Senate Democrats try one last time to advance their faltering jobs agenda.

New WH report claims more jobs from stimulus bill

Wednesday Jul 14, 2010
A new White House report says last year’s $862 billion stimulus law has now "saved or created" between 2.5 million and 3.6 million jobs.