2008 record      

 


  • Fiscal Policy: Many voters are looking forward to 2011, hoping a new Congress will put the country back on the right track. But unless something's done soon, the new year will also come with a raft of tax hikes — including a return of the death tax — that will be real killers.

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  • As chief executive of a country emerging from a brutal recession, President Barack Obama faces a host of pressing issues. But two long-term problems have morphed into crises and have come to a head lately -- immigration and joblessness. What's not always so obvious is how closely linked the two issues have become.
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  • jobs4Raghavan Mayur, president at TechnoMetrica Market Intelligence, follows unemployment data closely. So, when his survey for May revealed that 28% of the 1,000-odd households surveyed reported that at least one member was looking for a full-time job, he...
  • First of seven lawsuits against tough Arizona immigration law is heard Thursday in federal court in Phoenix. Money from private donors across the US has flowed into a defense fund for the statute.

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  • Mideast: Years of a growing nuclear threat plus recent developments are converging to signify that the time for waiting is over. Either the United States, or the Israelis backed by the U.S., must act against Iran.

    'To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose," the Book of Ecclesiastes says. "A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to

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  • Writing in the New York Times in November 2003, Austan Goolsbee, then a professor at the University of Chicago, flamboyantly accused the government of "cooking" the books regarding unemployment.

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  • Consumer gloom in July reached its highest level since the recession was near the bottom amid fears that the expansion remains too weak to create many jobs, according to the IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index out Tuesday.

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  • LOS ANGELES (July 13, 2010) — The IBD/TIPP Economic Optimism Index decreased 1.5 points, or 3.2%, in July posting 44.7 vs. 46.2 in June. This month's reading puts the index 3.2 points below its 12-month average of 47.9 and 0.3 points above its reading of 44.4 in December 2007 when the economy entered into the recession, and 6.2 points below its all-time average of 50.9.

  • It's been a hot summer in Washington, D.C., but the forecast for President Obama and Democrats is dark, overcast and chilly , according to July's IBD/TIPP poll.

    Only 43% of likely voters say they want the Democrats to retain control of Congress after November's midterm elections, while 48% favor a Republican takeover. Independents, the swing voters that decide elections, are even more

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