When President Obama convenes a White House forum Dec. 3 to consider ways to create jobs, he should ponder a program that worked successfully for Minnesota in the 1980s.
"We the people" - Local communities are creating human networks of food banks, community gardens, medical clinics, telephone hotlines and more.
CHICAGO— Looming behind the 17 million jobless tsunami hitting the country is another disaster: over $180 billion in accumulated budget deficits set to devastate state governments, according to a new study by the Pew Center for the States.
With jobless rates at record levels, President Obama announced that he will hold a White House jobs summit in December to tackle the crisis.
Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Morgan Stanley were among the first employers in New York to receive shipments of the badly sought after H1N1 swine flu vaccine.
BRONX, N.Y. – On Sunday, October 25, close to 1,000 Bronx residents overflowed the gymnasium of the St. Nicolas of Tolentine Church to demand a new “Blueprint for the Bronx,” a blueprint for responsible economic development, quality health care, decent education and affordable housing.
NEW YORK — Braving the cold, the wind, and the rain, Puerto Ricans and others gathered in front of the offices of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration here Oct. 15 in support of their brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico who marched 100,000-plus strong to protest the latest wholesale firings of government workers by Gov. Luis Fortuño.
President Obama has asked for a second $250 stimulus for 57 million people on Social Security, who will be hit by higher prescription drug premiums next year - another reason health care reform is needed.
The Treasury Department's expected plan to cut executive pay by up to 90 percent – at the seven companies that received the most in bailout money – is not only good news.
Congress is considering passing a bill that will cap interest rates on consumer loans at 36 percent to prevent lenders from taking advantage of people who rely on these kinds of loans to meet basic needs or to cover unexpected expenses, like car repairs or vital medical procedures, many of whom are minorities and low-income people.