Fed Signals Possible December Rate Hike

Fed Signals Possible December Rate Hike

Washington, DC…Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and growth of economic activity has picked up from the modest pace seen in the first half of this year. Although the unemployment rate is little changed in recent months, job gains have been […]

Database Captures Urban Tree Sizes & Growth Rates Across United States

Database Captures Urban Tree Sizes & Growth Rates Across United States

Albany, CA…Sometimes in the cramped environs of U.S. cities every inch counts, especially if attempting to make space for nature. City planners and urban foresters now have a resource to more precisely select tree species whose growth will be a landscaping dream instead of a maintenance nightmare. The U.S. Forest Service’s Pacific Southwest Research Station […]

Statement From Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter On California National Guard Bonus Payments

Statement From Secretary Of Defense Ash Carter On California National Guard Bonus Payments

Washington, DC…There is no more important responsibility for the Department of Defense than keeping faith with our people. That means treating them fairly and equitably, honoring their service and sacrifice, and keeping our word. Today, in keeping with that obligation, I am ordering a series of steps to ensure fair treatment for thousands of California […]

President Obama’s Weekly Address : Taking Action to Spur Competition in the Airline Industry and Give Consumers the Information They Need

President Obama’s Weekly Address : Taking Action to Spur Competition in the Airline Industry and Give Consumers the Information They Need

Washington, DC….Hi everybody. I’m going to be honest with you – one of the best parts of being President is having your own plane. And I’m going to miss it. A lot. Because up until I ran for this office, I was mostly flying coach. So I know what a pain the whole process can […]

Watch The Last Presidential Debate Tonight Live Right Here!

Watch The Last Presidential Debate Tonight Live Right Here!

Las Vegas, CA…Watch The Last Presidential Debate Tonight Live Right Here! The debate will be divided into six time segments of approximately 15 minutes each on major topics to be selected by the moderator. The moderator will open each segment with a question, after which each candidate will have two minutes to respond. Candidates will […]

John Kerry Announces “International Day of the Girl,” Relief Efforts

John Kerry Announces “International Day of the Girl,” Relief Efforts

Washington, DC…The State Department is deeply committed to protecting and strengthening the rights of girls worldwide, and on this fifth annual International Day of the Girl, we recognize that addressing the distinct challenges facing girls, particularly adolescent girls, is critical to our ability to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals, including gender equality. Poverty, gender-based violence, […]

Increase In August Deficit For U.S. International Trade In Goods And Services

Increase In August Deficit For U.S. International Trade In Goods And Services

Washington, DC…The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that the goods and services deficit was $40.7 billion in August, up $1.2 billion from $39.5 billion in July, revised. August exports were $187.9 billion, $1.5 billion more than July exports. August imports were $228.6 billion, […]

Unemployment Insurance Claims In Decline Over Prior Week

Unemployment Insurance Claims In Decline Over Prior Week

Washington, DC…In the week ending October 1, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 249,000, a decrease of 5,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 254,000. The 4-week moving average was 253,500, a decrease of 2,500 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 256,000. This is the lowest level for this average […]

The Paris Agreement To Enter Into Force

The Paris Agreement To Enter Into Force

Washington, DC…Our Secretary of State John Kerry released this statement yesterday- Nearly 200 nations made history in Paris last December, when they came together around the most ambitious, inclusive climate agreement ever negotiated. I was honored to represent the United States in those negotiations and to be in the conference hall as the text was […]

President’s Weekly Address: It’s Time to Give Families Access to Paid Sick Leave

President’s Weekly Address: It’s Time to Give Families Access to Paid Sick Leave

Washington, DC…There are a couple different stories you can tell about our economy. One goes like this. Eight years after the worst economic crisis of our lifetimes, our economy has created jobs for 71 straight months. That’s a new record. Unemployment has fallen below five percent. Last year, the typical household saw its income grow […]

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