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1. Obama Administration Projected Strong Health Plan Signups
- Wednesday, October 16, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration's internal projections called for strong enrollment in the states in the first year of new health insurance markets, according to unpublished estimates obtained by The Associated Press. Whether those expectations will bear out is unclear.
2. Thursday Lecture Explores Urban Retail
- Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Urban Land Institute Memphis is partnering with Crosstown Arts, the Memphis Regional Design Center, Livable Memphis, American Institute of Architects Memphis, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis-Memphis Branch and Mayor A C Wharton Jr.’s Innovation Delivery Team to host Sustainable Urban Retail in Memphis: Contemporary Principles and Practices on Thursday, April 12, at Christian Brother University’s Buckman Hall.
3. Retail Consultant To Host Downtown Workshop
- Thursday, April 05, 2012
Leading urban retail consultant Robert Gibbs is hosting a workshop for Downtown businesses Friday, April 13, at 8 a.m. at 456 Tennessee St. It’s designed to give retailers and restaurants practical information they can use to increase shopper traffic and sales.
4. Obama Returns to Chicago to Resume Fundraising
- Thursday, August 04, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Trying to make up lost time, President Barack Obama plunged back into the search for money for his re-election campaign Wednesday with a coast-to-coast series of parties marking his 50th birthday after he was forced to cancel fundraisers because of the debt-ceiling crisis.
5. Obama Fundraisers Postponed Amid Debt Limit Talks
- Tuesday, July 26, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has canceled or postponed a series of fundraisers as negotiations continue over the nation's debt limit.
Obama postponed fundraisers in California and Washington state in recent weeks, along with an event at the New York home of film mogul Harvey Weinstein. On Monday, Obama skipped two Washington fundraisers to continue discussions over the Aug. 2 deadline to raise the government's borrowing limit. Vice President Joe Biden was attending one of the Democratic National Committee events. The other event was canceled.
6. AP Source: Obama Wants Jobless Aid Help for States
- Wednesday, February 09, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says a proposal that gives states an opportunity to collect more unemployment insurance taxes from businesses in 2014 will force states to "rationalize" what jobless assistance they offer and how they pay for it.
7. Obama Orders Review of Rules to Boost Economy
- Wednesday, January 19, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, in another move to smooth frayed ties with corporate America, ordered a far-reaching review of federal regulations Tuesday with the goal of weeding out rules that hurt job growth and creation. Republicans and business groups welcomed the step but suggested he do even more.
8. Obama's Economist Pick Seen as Sign of New Agenda
- Wednesday, December 29, 2010
HONOLULU (AP) – Among the first announcements President Barack Obama will make upon returning from his Hawaiian vacation is his choice for top economic adviser, a decision that could signal a new direction for the administration as it struggles to jumpstart the economy and wrestle down unemployment.
9. Census Shows Slowing US Growth, Brings GOP Gains
- Wednesday, December 22, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican-leaning states will pick up a half dozen House seats thanks to the 2010 census, which found the nation's population growing more slowly than in past decades but still shifting to the South and West.
10. Obama Bill Signing Heralds New Balance of Power
- Monday, December 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Displaying a new style of compromising, President Barack Obama invited Democrats and Republicans alike to the White House on Friday for the signing of a massive tax package that frayed his relations with liberals, caused him to abandon a pledge not to extend tax cuts to the rich and heralded a new balance of power in the capital.
11. House Democrats Reject Tax Plan Without Changes
- Friday, December 10, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Democrats voted Thursday to reject President Barack Obama's tax deal with Republicans in its current form, but it was unclear how significantly the package might need to be changed.
12. GOP, Obama Embrace Bush Tax Cuts Compromise
- Monday, November 08, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – A possible compromise on extending Bush-era tax cuts for rich and poor alike – at least for a while – is in the works after the Republican triumph in midterm elections.
13. Federal Agencies Probing Foreclosure Problems
- Wednesday, October 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says federal agencies are investigating allegations of widespread errors in foreclosure documents.
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs says in a statement that an interagency task force on financial fraud has launched an investigation into the foreclosure process. He also says the Federal Housing Administration, a federal agency that guarantees mortgages, is investigating, too.
14. Obama Won't Sign Foreclosure Docs Bill
- Friday, October 08, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – The White House says President Barack Obama will not sign a bill that would allow foreclosure and other documents to be accepted among multiple states.
Consumer advocates and state officials had argued the legislation would make it difficult for homeowners to challenge foreclosure documents prepared in other states.
15. Obama Names Consumer Advocate Warren to New Post
- Monday, September 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama named Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren a special adviser Friday and tasked her with setting up a new agency to look out for consumers in their dealings with banks, mortgage companies and other financial institutions.
16. Obama: GOP Should Let Small Business Bill Through
- Tuesday, August 31, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama exhorted Congress on Monday to make passage of a long-languishing small business aid package its first order of business when it returns next month from its summer break.
17. Romer, Key Obama Economic Aide, Resigning
- Monday, August 09, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Christina Romer, one of President Barack Obama's most pivotal economic advisers, is resigning, a change that comes as the White House struggles to show signs of clear economic gains to a hurting nation.
18. 100 Days Later, BP Taps New CEO, Seeks Fresh Start
- Thursday, July 29, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – One hundred days after the rig explosion that set off the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, the oil giant behind it is hoping to move beyond the losses, the gaffes and the live video that ran for weeks of the busted well coughing up massive amounts of crude every second.
19. BP Replaces CEO Hayward, Reports $17 Billion Loss
- Wednesday, July 28, 2010
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The American picked to lead oil giant BP as it struggles to restore its finances and oil spill-stained reputation pledged Tuesday that his company will remain committed to the Gulf of Mexico region even after the blown-out well is sealed.
20. Obama Says he Still Supports Climate Legislation
- Wednesday, July 28, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) – Despite setbacks on Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama said Tuesday he still supports the need for broad climate legislation and pledged to keep pushing for it. The White House expressed fresh hope the Senate and House might strike a deal on a sweeping energy plan this year.
21. Checks Will be Coming: Jobless Benefits Renewed
- Friday, July 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal checks could begin flowing again as early as next week to millions of jobless people who lost up to seven weeks of unemployment benefits in a congressional standoff.
22. Obama to GOP: Restore Unemployment Benefits Now
- Tuesday, July 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama took aim at Republican lawmakers Monday, accusing them of holding the public hostage to Washington politics by blocking extended unemployment benefits for millions of out of work Americans.
23. Obama Nominates Jacob Lew as Budget Director
- Wednesday, July 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget Tuesday, charging him with putting the nation on a fiscally responsible path.
24. White House Budget Head Leaving
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House budget director says he is stepping down next month, positioning him to be the first high-profile member of President Barack Obama's team to depart the administration.
25. Barbour: Judge Right to Block Drilling Moratorium
- Wednesday, June 23, 2010
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour is praising a federal judge's decision to lift the Obama administration's six-month moratorium on deepwater oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
26. At Spill Hearing, BP CEO Says He's 'Deeply Sorry'
- Friday, June 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Chastened by heavy criticism from lawmakers, a grim-faced BP chief executive Tony Hayward said Thursday he was "deeply sorry" for his company's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
27. Obama Walk in Sand is Prelude to Primetime Speech
- Wednesday, June 16, 2010
PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Laying the groundwork for an evening speech to the nation, President Barack Obama walked a pristine stretch of sand on Florida's shoreline Tuesday and pledged to "fight back with everything we've got" against the spreading oil lurking offshore.
28. Elena Kagan Chosen by Obama for Supreme Court
- Tuesday, May 11, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama nominated Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court on Monday, declaring the former Harvard Law School dean "one of the nation's foremost legal minds." She would be the court's youngest justice and give it three female members for the first time.
29. US Lawmaker: Suit Should Affect Republicans
- Tuesday, April 20, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee said Monday that the U.S. government's fraud lawsuit against Goldman Sachs should dissuade Republicans from attempting to block financial regulations pending before the Senate.
30. Obama Welcomes Jobs Report as Rare Good News
- Monday, April 05, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - President Barack Obama on Friday hailed a new government report showing the most jobs created in nearly three years. "We are beginning to turn the corner," he told workers at a plant that received government stimulus money.
31. Talks on Bank Rules Zero in on Consumer Protection
- Wednesday, March 03, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - More than a year after Lehman Brothers' collapse set off a financial panic, U.S. Senate negotiators are laboring to seal a deal over a consumer protection dispute holding up broad legislation to establish new rules for Wall Street.
32. GOP Sees Possible Upside in Health Care Summit
- Thursday, February 18, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congressional Republicans see a chance for political gain in President Barack Obama's televised health care summit next week, even though the president will be running the show.
33. Obama Budget: Record Spending, Record Deficit
- Tuesday, February 02, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Spelling out painful priorities, President Barack Obama urged Congress on Monday to quickly approve a huge new shot of spending for recession relief and job creation, part of a record $3.8 trillion budget that would boost the deficit beyond any in the nation's history while only slowly beginning to put Americans back to work.
34. More Senators Support Bernanke Confirmation
- Tuesday, January 26, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Support for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's confirmation for a second four-year term mounted Monday as the White House appeared to stanch opposition that had roiled the financial markets.
35. Bank CEOs: Sorry for Risky Behavior, Bad Decisions
- Thursday, January 14, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Wall Street executives said Wednesday they underestimated the severity of the 2008 financial crisis and apologized for risky behavior and poor decisions. They also defended their bonus and compensation practices to a skeptical commission investigating what caused the collapse.
36. Ex-Rep. Ford 'Strongly Considering' NY Senate Run
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. began crafting his argument Tuesday for a potential bid to unseat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, reinventing himself as an independent thinker battling "Washington insiders."
37. AP Source: Obama Considers Levy for Rescued Firms
- Wednesday, January 13, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - Targeting an industry whose political deafness has vexed his administration, President Barack Obama is weighing a levy aimed at recovering tax dollars from government-rescued financial institutions.
38. Historic EPA Finding: Greenhouse Gases Harm Humans
- Tuesday, December 08, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration took a major step Monday toward imposing the first federal limits on climate-changing pollution from cars, power plants and factories, declaring there was compelling scientific evidence that global warming from manmade greenhouse gases endangers Americans' health.
39. Top White House Lawyer Greg Craig Quitting
- Monday, November 16, 2009
TOKYO (AP) - The White House's top lawyer is returning to private practice and being replaced by a longtime adviser to Barack Obama.
White House counsel Greg Craig, who's leaving in early January, has been the subject of repeated questions about his future since late summer. Centered on talk that Obama's promise to close the Guantanamo Bay military prison by January had gone awry under Craig's leadership, the questions were settled Friday when the White House announced Craig's departure.
40. Obama Signs Homebuyer, Jobless Bill Assistance
- Monday, November 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama signed a $24 billion economic stimulus bill into law Friday, giving tax incentives to prospective homebuyers and additional jobless benefits to those idled by the business slump.
41. Senate's 10-Year Health Fix Would Cost $856B
- Thursday, September 17, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Max Baucus on Wednesday brought out the much-awaited Finance Committee version of an American health-system remake – a landmark $856 billion, 10-year measure that starts a rough ride through Congress without visible Republican backing.
42. Obama to Talk with Autoworkers, Union Members
- Wednesday, September 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Going before groups of autoworkers and union members, President Barack Obama is trying Tuesday to assure blue-collar audiences that the economy is coming back – and that his administration deserves credit for saving some of their jobs.
43. Obama Touts Wall St. Changes on Lehman Anniversary
- Tuesday, September 15, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is going to Wall Street on the first anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse to outline financial changes to avert a future crisis like the one that sent the global economy into a tailspin.
44. Time Running Out for Bipartisan Health Compromise
- Wednesday, September 09, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – Lawmakers returning to Capitol Hill a day ahead of President Barack Obama’s health care speech wasted no time Tuesday showing just how hard his selling job will be.
In a fresh sign of divisions in the president’s own party, a key House Democratic moderate said he can no longer support legislation that includes a new public insurance plan to compete with private industry.
45. US Official: Clunker Car Deals Could End by Friday
- Tuesday, August 04, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government's wildly popular "cash for clunkers" program, offering $4,500 rebates to customers who trade in gas guzzling vehicles, is likely to end Friday if the Senate does not approve $2 billion more for it, the White House says.
46. House Approves $2B More for 'Cash for Clunkers'
- Monday, August 03, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House voted overwhelmingly Friday to rush $2 billion into the popular but financially strapped "cash for clunkers" car purchase program, heeding calls from consumers eager to keep taking advantage of thousands of dollars in trade-in incentives.
47. Congressman from Tenn. Asks for Meeting with Obama
- Monday, August 03, 2009
GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tennessee Republican Congressman Phil Roe is taking up what he feels was President Barack Obama's offer to sit down and evaluate the administration's health care proposal.
48. Neediest Areas Not First for Stimulus
- Tuesday, July 21, 2009
SABINAL, Texas (AP) – Under the Obama administration’s economic stimulus plan, needy communities were supposed to be first in line for money to rebuild highways and jump start the economy.
It hasn’t worked out that way.
49. Obama Challenges on Health Care
- Tuesday, July 14, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - A defiant President Barack Obama sought Monday to revive his faltering plan to overhaul health care, delivering a full-throated promise to get comprehensive legislation and summoning lawmakers crucial to his effort to the White House.
50. Democrats Try to Regain Health Care Momentum
- Monday, June 22, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Trying to regain momentum on a core issue of Barack Obama's presidency, House Democrats on Friday unveiled legislation they said would cover virtually all the nearly 50 million uninsured Americans.
51. AP Source: Benefits for Gov't Workers' Gay Partners
- Thursday, June 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama, whose gay and lesbian supporters have grown frustrated with his slow movement on their priorities, is extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees but stopping short of a guarantee of full health insurance, a White House official said.
52. Economy Experiences Continued Shrinkage
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
The U.S. economy contracted at a worse-than-expected 6.1 percent pace in the first quarter this year as sharp cutbacks by businesses and the biggest drop in U.S. exports in 40 years overwhelmed a rebound in consumer spending.
53. Nardelli Says Chrysler Making Progress
- Thursday, April 30, 2009
NEW YORK (AP) - With one day left to go before its deadline, Chrysler LLC's chief executive said Wednesday that the automaker is making progress toward meeting the government's restructuring requirements.
54. With Autos, Obama Expands Government's Role
- Wednesday, April 01, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's extraordinary auto industry intervention is assertive and coldly pragmatic, with a dose of caution and a sentimental nod to the automobile's place in the American psyche.
55. AIG Bonuses Won't Stand, Dem Senators Declare
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Talking tougher by the hour, livid Democrats confronted beleaguered insurance giant AIG with an ultimatum Tuesday: Give back $165 million in post-bailout bonuses or watch Congress tax it away with emergency legislation.
56. Caterpillar to Lay Off 2,454 Workers in 3 States
- Wednesday, March 18, 2009
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Caterpillar Inc. on Tuesday announced plans to lay off more than 2,400 employees at five plants in Illinois, Indiana and Georgia as the heavy equipment maker continues to cut costs amid the global economic downturn.
57. Gov't Looks to Quell Nationalization Fears
- Wednesday, February 25, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government on Tuesday sought to quell concerns that the administration is moving toward nationalization of the country's ailing financial system, but said it would provide additional support to banks that do not have an adequate buffer to survive in an even worse economy.
58. House Passes Obama's Economic Stimulus Bill
- Monday, February 16, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Handing the new administration a big win, the House Friday passed President Barack Obama's $787 billion plan to resuscitate the economy.
The bill was passed 246-183 with no Republican help. It now goes to the Senate where a vote was possible late Friday to meet a deadline of passing the plan before a recess begins next week.
59. US Economy Shrinks at 3.8 Percent Pace
- Monday, February 02, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) – The U.S. economy shrank at a 3.8 percent pace at the end of 2008, the worst showing in a quarter-century, as the deepening recession forced consumers and businesses to throttle back spending.
60. Obama Hails Passage of Children's Health Insurance
- Monday, February 02, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama could sign a bill providing government-sponsored health care to roughly 4 million uninsured children as soon as next week.
Obama released a statement Friday, the day after the Senate approved the bill 66-32, calling the vote, in his words, "a down payment on my commitment to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care."
61. Obama Predicts Quick Approval of Econ Rescue Plan
- Tuesday, January 06, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama declared the U.S. economy was "bad and getting worse" Monday as he began crisis talks with congressional leaders on emergency action. He predicted lawmakers would approve hundreds of billions of dollars in new spending and tax cuts within two weeks of his taking office.
62. Obama and Economic Advisers to Meet Friday
- Friday, November 07, 2008
CHICAGO (AP) – Barack Obama planned his first public appearance since his presidential victory for Friday – a meeting with economic advisers to discuss the nation's financial woes that Americans listed as their top concern on Election Day.
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- Wednesday, November 13, 1996
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64. Archived Article: Back
- Wednesday, June 26, 1996
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65. Archived Article: Benchmark
- Thursday, May 02, 1996
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