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Pain at the pump

Feb 24, 2012
Washington bureau chief John Dimsdale discusses how rising gas prices are hurting consumers, enough to get the president's attention.
Posted In: gas prices, family budget, President Obama

Changes in store for the corporate tax rate

Feb 22, 2012
The Obama administration is expected to announce a plan to bring the corporate tax rate down from 35 to 28 percent, hoping to eliminate tax loopholes for corporate giants.
Posted In: corporate tax, President Obama

President Obama to announce 2013 budget

Feb 10, 2012
President Obama unveils his budget for next year on Monday, at a community college just outside of Washington, D.C. But how serious is this executive branch wish list in a gridlocked Washington?
Posted In: President Obama, Washington D.C., politics, federal budget

$25 billion foreclosure settlement announced

Feb 9, 2012
Five big banks punished for illegal lending practices.
Posted In: mortgage crisis, robosigning, President Obama, foreclosures, Housing

11 million homeowners underwater

Feb 1, 2012
Over a quarter of Americans owe more than their homes are worth, but does the U.S. government have the political will to help?
Posted In: President Obama, underwater mortgage, refinance, election, Housing

Obama's latest push for mortgage refinancing

Jan 30, 2012
In his State of the Union address, President Obama sketched out a plan to help homeowners refinance, something Allan Sloan calls 'Wall Street bailing out Main Street.'
Posted In: mortgage, refinance, President Obama, State of the Union

President Obama pushes for payroll tax extension

Dec 6, 2011
A tax hike could be in store for all Americans at the start of next year if Republicans and Democrats in Washington can't agree. The current payroll tax cuts put money into the pockets of consumers.
Posted In: politics, Washington D.C., President Obama, payroll tax

How the cost of college could be lowered

Dec 5, 2011
President Obama meets at the White House today with a small group of university and college presidents on how to reduce the cost of higher education. But the answers might have to come from the schools themselves.
Posted In: student loan debt, college tuition, President Obama

MID-DAY UPDATE: Gary Locke expected to be new U.S. Ambassador to China, Oil prices fall on OPEC discussions

Mar 8, 2011
Today President Obama is expected to nominate Commerce Secretary Gary Locke to be the new U.S. Ambassador to China. He'd be the first Chinese-Ame...
Posted In: Ambassador, Biden, China, Gary Locke, Libya, mid-day update, Oil, oil price, OPEC, President Obama, Russia, Saudi Arabia, tobacco

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