Foreign aid not a big budget problem
October 19th, 2011
01:03 PM ET
2 years ago

Foreign aid not a big budget problem

New york (CNNMoney) - Cutting foreign aid is definitely back in vogue.

"We're spending more on foreign aid than we ought to be spending," Mitt Romney said during Tuesday's CNN debate.

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Cain's 9-9-9 plan draws a powerful foe
October 17th, 2011
03:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Cain's 9-9-9 plan draws a powerful foe

New York (CNNMoney) - Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan is gaining traction, but not in every quarter.

One very influential member of the Republican establishment remains unconvinced: Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNNMoney.com • Herman Cain • Taxes
Regulation: Not the job killer GOP says
October 14th, 2011
08:15 AM ET
2 years ago

Regulation: Not the job killer GOP says

New York (CNNMoney) - Want to help the economy and create jobs? Well, roll back those government regulations! It's a talking point trumpeted by nearly every Republican politician. But would less regulation really spur hiring?

The story goes like this: Thanks to the Obama administration, a wave of new government regulations are strangling business to the detriment of hiring and economic growth.

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Filed under: CNNMoney.com • Economy • Republicans
Congress sits idle while economy falters
October 6th, 2011
08:19 AM ET
3 years ago

Congress sits idle while economy falters

New York (CNNMoney) - You have to pass this bill, and you have to pass it now.

That was President Obama's message to Congress on Sept. 8 when he unveiled an economic stimulus package called the American Jobs Act.

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Filed under: Congress • Economy • Jobs
Geithner: We will 'prevail' over banks
October 5th, 2011
12:09 AM ET
3 years ago

Geithner: We will 'prevail' over banks

New York (CNNMoney) - Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on Tuesday joined a chorus of Democratic officials hitting back at bank fees, saying the administration "will prevail" in the battle over banking reforms.

"There are no surprises, nothing strange about the fact that banks are resisting it - are pushing back," Geithner told CNN's Erin Burnett. "They are trying to weaken those reforms."

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Filed under: Dick Durbin • Tim Geithner
Tax hikes and jobs: The whole story
October 3rd, 2011
07:44 AM ET
3 years ago

Tax hikes and jobs: The whole story

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) – Raise taxes on the rich, and you'll put the nation's "job creators" at risk.

It's a ubiquitous Republican talking point: Congress must keep the top two rates at 33% and 35% - instead of 36% and 39.6% as President Obama wants.

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Filed under: Congress • President Obama • Taxes
90 percent of Americans say economy stinks
September 30th, 2011
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

90 percent of Americans say economy stinks

New York (CNNMoney) – Three years after a financial crisis pushed the country deep into recession, an overwhelming number of Americans - 90% - say that economic conditions remain poor.

The number, reported Friday in a new CNN/ORC International Poll, is the highest of Barack Obama's presidency and a significant increase from the 81% who said conditions were poor in June.
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Filed under: Economy • Polls
Lawmakers want Facebook FTC probe
September 28th, 2011
07:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Lawmakers want Facebook FTC probe

New York (CNNMoney) - You can add two influential members of Congress to the list of people upset with Facebook over the social network's latest privacy flap.

Reps. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Joe Barton of Texas fired off a letter to the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday, asking for an investigation of Facebook's business practices.

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Filed under: Congress • Facebook
Chris Christie axes Jersey Shore tax credit
September 26th, 2011
06:32 PM ET
3 years ago

Chris Christie axes Jersey Shore tax credit

New York (CNNMoney) - Hey Snooki, you're not welcome on the Jersey Shore.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie cut $420,000 in tax credits Monday that would have gone to 495 Productions, the company responsible for bringing the escapades of "Pauly D" and "The Situation" to the masses via MTV.

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Filed under: Chris Christie • CNNMoney.com • New Jersey
Rick Perry still conflicted on Social Security
September 13th, 2011
08:46 AM ET
3 years ago

Rick Perry still conflicted on Social Security

New York (CNNMoney) - Social Security is still the third rail of American politics.

Yes, the electric rail. Just ask Rick Perry, who got a taste of high-voltage current Monday as he was forced to defend his characterization of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme" at CNN's latest Republican debate.

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