Congressional Leadership Makes Last-Ditch Effort on Surface Transportation Bill

By: Wednesday June 20, 2012 2:10 pm

Congressional leadership is getting antsy over the possibility of no highway bill for the year, and another in a series of extensions, which will likely depress construction spending and harm local vulnerable members back in their home district. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner asked both sides to iron out their differences this week.

 

Warm Winter Economic Boost May Limit Spring Jobs Picture

By: Monday April 9, 2012 8:40 am

We experienced unexpected jobs growth earlier this year, partly from unseasonably warm winter weather. But the catch-up growth just moved some economic activity forward, and the same seasonal adjustment models that didn’t catch job growth in January and February, according to this theory, caught too much in March

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