Items Tagged with 'United States presidential election'


  • 'Ambitious' Plan to Create 600,000 Jobs in 100 Days

    Job loss remains a critical threat to housing's recovery, as the loss of income continues to boost defaults and foreclosures. The good news is an accelerated effort by the Obama administration to create over 600,000 jobs in the next 100 days is underway. Vice President Joe Biden calls the effort ambitious but realistic.
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  • Dodd Retains Position, Vows to Focus on Housing Needs

    As President-elect Barack Obama begins his transition into the White House, the usual amount of shuffling is taking place within governmental staff. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs chairman Chris Dodd, D-Conn. has said he will stay on as chairman in the 111th Congress and work with ranking member Richard Shelby, R-Ala. and the new Obama Administration "to build an economy that is strong and in which every American has the opportunity to succeed."
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  • Final Debate Focuses on Economy, "Joe the Plumber"

    The presidential candidates debated for the final time in the 2008 election season Wednesday at Hofstra University in New York. The focus of much of the debate was the failing economy, which saw another severe plunge throughout the day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [stock INDU][/stock] closed down 733 points hours before the debate began. Senator Barack Obama emphasized the "failed policies and failed politics" of the past eight years while Senator John McCain stressed Obama's questionable relationships with Bill Ayers and ACORN.
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