One out of every four US Hispanics – 13.2 million people – is living in poverty, according to a report based on the US 2010 Census data that was released this week.
US president Barack Obama defended his Latin American policy, praised Mexico’s resilience in the drugs war, criticized Cuban reforms as insufficient and emphasized the ‘equals-relation’ between countries in the region and Washington.
The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits rose unexpectedly last week in a sign concerns about a weak economy were sapping an already beleaguered labour market, data showed Thursday.
US President Barack Obama has been dealt a double setback after Republican wins in two seats, including one billed as a referendum on his economic policies. In New York, Republican Bob Turner won a key election to succeed Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, who quit in June over a sex texting scandal.
The United States poverty rate hit its highest level since 1993 in 2010 with a record 46 million Americans living below the poverty line, according to a US government report on Tuesday that depicted the grim effects of stubbornly high unemployment.
Top opposition Republicans in Congress criticized today President Barack Obama's proposal to pay for a job creation plan by eliminating 467 billion dollars in tax breaks for wealthier Americans and corporations.
The US government announced Tuesday it will begin testing next year for six more kinds of E.coli bacteria in raw ground beef and tenderized steaks in order to boost protection of US consumers.
President Barack Obama called on Republicans not to play “political games” with his jobs plan as he pressed for swift passage of a 447 billion dollars package he hopes will revive the US economy and boost his re-election prospects.
US President Barack Obama marked the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks by emphasizing Americans’ perseverance, saying that for all the wars, disruptions and soul-searching of the past decade the country’s values and optimism remain.
President Barack Obama said the United States was stronger 10 years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and Americans would “carry on” despite continued threats against their safety.