Calling entertainment one of the "bright spots" in the economy, President Obama tells DreamWorks Animation employees about his job creation efforts and calls on Republicans in Congress to "put politics aside" and work with him to improve health care.
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Sen. Carper (D-DE) chairs a Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on digital currencies, such as Bitcoin. Panelists discuss challenges for law enforcement & regulatory agencies & the promises for U.S. & global economies.
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke participates in a panel discussion at the International Monetary Fund on responses to financial crises. Following remarks, the panel takes audience questions.
Jagdish Bhagwati talks about his book, Why Growth Matters, in which he argues that market-driven economic growth is the solution to eradicating poverty around the world, and talks about the lessons that can be learned from India's achievements.
Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at a conference organized by the Commerce Department. He is followed by a panel discussion with the CEO's of Caterpillar, Inc. and BMW North America on free trade.
Industry leaders talked about ways to encourage businesses to invest in and operate in the United States.
Gene Speerling speaks to business leaders about the state of the economy, the recent government shutdown, and the president's economic agenda.
As part of our Spotlight on Magazine series, Timothy Noah, a contributor to Pacific Standard, discusses his recent piece about the why "this job recovery is so bad at creating jobs."
Civil rights leaders and activists talk about the role of women in the civil rights movement.
Charles Murray talks about his book, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010.
About This Page
The $787 Billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17th, 2009. Known as the economic stimulus law, it was passed to jumpstart the U.S. economy as well as to save and create more than 3.5 million jobs over the next two years.
This website contains news conferences, hearings and Congressional debates on the stimulus as well as links to government and watchdog groups who are tracking spending.