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    Federal Reserve Bank Presidents: Washington is Killing Business

    Want to know why the economy is still dragging along with stagnant growth and 9.1 percent unemployment? Travel back in time over the past 18 months and listen to what some Federal Reserve Bank presidents predicted would result from the Obama Administration’s public policy path. In short, they come to … More

    100,000 Cribs Face Disposal After Safety Commission Refuses to Extend Deadline

    Retailers have 11 days to sell any cribs that don’t meet the government’s new safety standard. Anything that’s left in stores on June 28 must be trashed. At least 100,000 cribs — a figure significantly larger than first anticipated — could be destined for the garbage dump, according to new … More

    Obama's Green Policies Will Turn the Lights Out on Job Creation

    Yesterday, President Obama met with his Jobs and Competitiveness Council and delivered remarks at Cree, a lighting manufacturing facility in Durham, North Carolina. He discussed the importance of the “clean energy revolution” that will help jumpstart the economy. But the green energy policies President Obama has been advertising are anti-job … More

    Morning Bell: Unemployment Is No Laughing Matter

    As President Barack Obama swung through North Carolina yesterday, he did all he could to show that he cares about the U.S. economy, its 9.1 percent unemployment rate, and the 13.9 million Americans who remain out of work. Well, that is, until he let a bit of honesty slip off his … More

    Barron's Roundtable Market Pros Blame Washington for the Economic Doldrums

    Barron’s magazine published their mid-year round-table discussion with ten money managers and financial market experts on Saturday. The ten are unanimous in their belief that slower economic growth is in store for the second half of 2011. Slower economic growth makes it harder to find or keep a job. It … More

    Economic Freedom: Key to the 50 States’ Economic Recovery

    Economic freedom, enhanced by limited government, is critical to economic dynamism and job creation, as documented in the Index of Economic Freedom, an annual cross-country policy analysis by The Heritage Foundation. The individual economies of our 50 states are no exception to that. The strongly positive linkage between economic freedom … More

    Stimulate the Weak Economy by Cutting Corporate Taxes

    This week’s disappointing news on the progress of the economic recovery has some Democrats and their allies yearning for more fiscal “stimulus.” But continuing the failed policies of the recent past would be the wrong response. Instead, Congress and the President should pursue fiscal policies that stimulate the engines of … More

    Morning Bell: Obama's Jobless America

    The economic news keeps getting worse for America. Last month, the unemployment rate went up to 9.1 percent, the economy added only 54,000 jobs, and the average length of unemployment rose to more than nine months, the longest since the Labor Department started keeping track in 1948. But despite all … More

    Recovery Still Sluggish with More Bad News on Jobs

    Though the official report on May’s job performance doesn’t come in until Friday, early signs aren’t looking good for the U.S. economy. The LA Times reports that “U.S. private-sector payroll growth slowed sharply in May, falling to the lowest level in eight months,” according to an ADP Employment Services report. … More

    Morning Bell: The Unstimulated Obama Economy

    Newsflash from The New York Times: President Barack Obama’s stimulus did not work. No, the Times doesn’t say that in so many words, but in an op-ed this morning, the paper laments the sputtering economy and the fact that Washington just isn’t doing enough to help the economy grow. The … More