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Christie’s Mexico Trip Touches On Trade, Politics

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is multitasking in Mexico, mixing trade talks to help his state’s economy with an effort to burnish his foreign policy credentials if he runs for president in 2016.


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CDC: US Births Up For First Time In 5 Years, Improved Economy Cited

The baby recession may be at an end: After a five-year span in which the number of children born in the United States dropped each year, 2013 saw a minute increase.


US President Barack Obama speaks during an Economic Address at The Port Of New Orleans on November 8, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Obama is pushing for money to modernize the port as part of improving infrastructure to create job growth. (Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Obama Nudges US To Stop Thwarting Jobs Growth

Dwarfed by towering cranes and cargo containers, President Barack Obama came to a port in conservative-leaning Louisiana on Friday to nudge both parties to stop throwing up roadblocks to jobs and economic progress.


President Barack Obama speaks during an Economic Address at The Port Of New Orleans on Nov. 8, 2013 in New Orleans, La. (credit: Sean Gardner/Getty Images)

Obama On Faulty Website: ‘I Wanted To Go In And Fix It Myself’

President Barack Obama says there “no question” that last month’s partial government shutdown hurt the nation’s jobs market.


President Barack Obama speaks on the economy and job creation after touring Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, on May 9, 2013. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: ‘We’ve Got To Get Our Act Together’

President Barack Obama says the American economy is, in his words, “poised for progress.”


Texas Gov. Rick Perry addresses the the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Feb. 9, 2012 in Washington, D.C. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Gov. Perry Wants State To Return Excess Tax Money Back To Citizens

Gov. Rick Perry will use his State of the State address to call for amending the Texas Constitution to allow the state to return tax money it collects but doesn’t spend back to its citizens, according to an excerpt of the speech released to The Associated Press.


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Bush To Host Conference On Immigration

Former President George W. Bush is set to give opening remarks at a conference on the benefits of immigrants to the U.S. economy.


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Opinion: The Fourteenth Amendment Solution

Speaker John Boehner believes he holds a strong hand in fiscal cliff and debt limit talks. He is, once again, taking the global economy hostage and playing politics with the U.S. debt limit.


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Opinion: My2K

Obama is hoping to promote the discussion of the Bush tax cut extensions by getting people hooked on the topic and by getting them to use the #My2K hashtag on Twitter.


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Opinion: We Must Fix Our Crumbling Infrastructure

Most Americans who traveled during this Thanksgiving holiday came face to face with an American reality: while there is much to be thankful for, our infrastructure is not one of those things.