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Goolsbee: Keep jobs report out of debt talks

Jul 8, 2011
The chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors tells Marketplace that lawmakers 'shouldn't be using data as a leverage point for negotiations' about the debt ceiling. But the weak jobs report should be 'a call to action' for White House and Congressional leaders.

Will a 9.2% unemployment rate add up to new calls for more stimulus?

Jul 8, 2011
Liberal economists say we're already seeing what happens when stimulus runs out: today's jobs report shows that government cut 39,000 jobs in June.

Playing with the unemployment numbers

Jul 8, 2011
Today's jobs stats are bad news for Americans. But there's a silver lining for politicians on Capitol Hill. Republicans and Democrats are using the data as leverage in their debate over whether or not to raise the debt ceiling.

Debt talks drag on

Jul 7, 2011
Congress has 13 days to do a deal on raising the debt ceiling. The president said today that Democrats and Republicans are still a long way apart. They continue to talk, and to inch towards an agreement -- they'll even work over the weekend.

How would a debt default impact Americans?

Jul 7, 2011
Bloomberg's Mike Dorning explains how a debt default would not only impact the government, but how it would affect American citizens.

Republicans, President Obama inch towards debt compromise

Jul 7, 2011
It may not be immediately obvious, but if you parse their words, both sides appear more willing to negotiate during debt talks this week. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains.

Is job growth a factor in the White House debt talks?

Jul 7, 2011
As President Obama and congressional leaders continue to search for common ground on raising the federal debt limit, how concerned are the politicians over creating jobs in the U.S.?

As debt talks resume, lawmakers tied up in tax debate

Jul 7, 2011
After weeks of impasse, President Obama and congressional leaders are resuming debt talks today in hopes of averting a default.

Police knock Alabama's new immigration law

Jul 6, 2011
Law enforcement in the Cotton State says it doesn't have the resources to implement measures to root out illegal immigrants.
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Markets unrattled by debt ceiling debate in Congress

Jul 5, 2011
But if negotiations fall apart, investors will sell off treasuries, scoop up credit default swaps, and bank stocks will take a beating