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May 3rd, 2013
10:21 AM ET

VIDEO: Mixed reactions to April jobs report – Grover Norquist and Kenneth Baer weigh in

Americans for Tax Reform's Grover Norquist and Harbour Group's Kenneth Baer on the April jobs report and U.S. economy.

Filed under: Economy • Unemployment
April 5th, 2013
10:15 AM ET

Mesirow Financial's Swonk: March jobs report 'something to be concerned about'

Mesirow Financial's Diane Swonk weighs in on the March jobs report and what it means for the economy. The Labor Department's March jobs report shows 88,000 jobs were created, and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.6%.

Filed under: Economy • Unemployment
February 1st, 2013
10:32 AM ET

Jobs added, unemployment up in January – Christine Romans on why the numbers indicate modest growth


The jobs recovery continued to crawl forward at a slow pace in January, and there's little hope it will pick up any time soon.

The U.S. economy added 157,000 jobs in January, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. That's slower growth than in December, when employers hired 196,000 workers.

This morning on "Starting Point," Christine Romans breaks down the numbers and explains why she thinks they show modest growth.

READ MORE: Jobs report: Steady hiring continues

Filed under: Economy • Jobs • Unemployment
July 13th, 2012
02:36 PM ET

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA): Taking a 'wait and see approach on Medicaid, predicts Obama won't win Virginia in November

This morning on "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-VA) tells Soledad aid he'll be taking a 'wait and see' approach to the expansion of Medicaid in his state.

"The bottom line is, I've sent a letter to the President on behalf of 29 Republican governors," Gov. McDonnell says. "We're going to wait and see what answers he gives in terms of how this is really going to work and then I think we can make a responsible decision about whether we expand or not."

Gov. McDonnell also addresses recent polls showing President Obama in the lead in Virginia, and says that state governors should get the credit for lowering local unemployment rates.

See more from the interview in the clip below.

Filed under: 2012 Race • Medicaid expansion • Politics • Unemployment
July 9th, 2012
09:22 AM ET

Get Real! Government trying to collect $14 billion in unemployment overpayments

The U.S. government is trying to collect back unemployment benefits after overpaying $14 billion in 2011.

Filed under: Unemployment