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    Economic Outlook

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified at a Joint Economic Committee hearing on the U.S. economic outlook. She said an increase in the central bank’s interest rate could occur “relatively…

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    Economic Policy

    Jason Furman testified at a hearing on the findings of the annual White House Council of Economic Advisers report, and the Obama administration’s policies for economic growth. Other topics…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified before the Joint Economic Committee on the Federal Reserve System. She said that the says the highway funding bill that Congress had just passed would…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellenn testified at a Joint Economic Committee hearing about the state of the U.S. economy. She said that she expected economic activity to move at a faster pace during the…

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    March 2014 Unemployment Numbers

    Bureau of Labor Statistics Commissioner Erica Groshen testified before the Joint Economic Committee on the March 2014 employment report released that day. The report revealed the…

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    December 2013 Employment Report

    Department of Labor Commissioner Erica L. Groshen testified at a Joint Economic Committee hearing on the December 2013 employment report.

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Jason Furman testified on the state of the U.S. economy. In his testimony he said that the U.S. economy continued to improve, but growth was slow due to high unemployment and income…

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    Debt Ceiling and the Economy

    Economists testified on the consequences of not raising the debt ceiling. They said that Congress must do something to get the U.S. on a sound fiscal policy and to reduce debt in the long term. Virginia Senator Mark Warner called for…

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    Funding of Infrastructure Projects

    Panelists testified on ways to fund national infrastructure needs and the proper role of the federal government in maintaining roads, bridges, and utilities. Topics included public versus…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Ben Bernanke testified about the state of the U.S. economy. He stressed that the Federal Reserve would not begin to tighten its stimulus policies until data supported real and sustained…

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    State of the U.S. Economy

    Former chairs of the Council of Economic Advisers for Presidents George W. Bush and Obama gave an assessment of the health of the U.S. economy, why growth in the economy continues to remain…

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    Fiscal Cliff and the Economy

    Witnesses testified on the effects of the “fiscal cliff” on the U.S. economy and the middle class, with a focus on sustaining long-term economic growth, reducing U.S. debt, and protecting the middle class. They…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook

    Ben Bernanke testified about the state of the U.S. economy. In addressing the rise in unemployment and slow job growth during May 2012, he said the causes were unclear and did not necessarily mean that…

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    January Unemployment Numbers

    John Galvin and Thomas Nardone testified about the most recent report on unemployment. The unemployment rate dropped from 8.5 percent to 8.3, the lowest in nearly three years.

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    October Unemployment Report, Part 2

    Keith Hall testified about the most recent report on unemployment. The unemployment rate dropped from 9.1 to 9 percent, the first decrease since July 2011, and 80,000 new jobs were created.

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    October Unemployment Report, Part 1

    Keith Hall testified about the most recent report on unemployment. The unemployment rate dropped to 9 percent, the first decrease since July 2011, and 80,000 new jobs were created.

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    Federal Debt and U.S. Economy

    Witnesses testified about the impact of the public debt on the U.S. economy. They focused on the challenges of creating jobs in a harsh economic environment and disagreed on the route the…

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    U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

    Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook. Among his comments he said the economic recovery was close to faltering. He said the Federal Reserve was prepared to take additional…

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    U.S. Trade Policy and Offshore Jobs

    Witnesses testified about global trade strategy and job creation. Among the topics they addressed were the state of international trade competition, pending free trade agreements with…

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    July 2011 Employment Statistics

    Commissioner Keith Hall testified about the latest report on unemployment statistics. The report showed the unemployment rate fell slightly to 9.1 percent from 9.2 percent in June. He called the jobs…

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