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Economy recovering but still fragile

September 19, 2009 by Staff Reporter  
Filed under Business

WASHINGTON – Adding to evidence the recession has ended, housing construction rose in August and fewer laid-off workers sought jobless aid last week. Still, the reports suggested a slow and fragile economic recovery. The rise in housing starts was due solely to a jump in the volatile apartment-building category, and unemployment claims remain far above [...]

Bedford Beauty School Received Stimulus Funds

August 24, 2009 by Shawn Millerick  
Filed under News & Politics

Arguing in favor of President Barack Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in January Democratic Congressman and senate candidate Paul Hodes claimed the stimulus act would “Reduce Soaring Unemployment.” It hasn’t worked out that way. Instead, according to a report issued by the New Hampshire Office of Economic Stimulus, the stimulus act has created only [...]

Despite Job Losses, Shea-Porter Claims Stimulus is Creating Jobs

July 22, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

Stimulus So Far: $416 million; 34 Full Time Jobs

July 13, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under State House

“It’s Working,” “It’s Healthy;” Administration Economic Rhetoric Takes Sudden Rosy Turn

July 12, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

The Obama administration appears to be changing its rhetoric on the economy as Democratic nerves begin to fray and bad economic news threatens to stall President Obama’s ambitious agenda. Last week Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged that the economy was not improving as quickly as the administration had hoped because, he said, their economic estimates [...]

Stimulus Job Numbers in Granite State Still a Mystery

May 29, 2009 by Patrick  
Filed under News & Politics

The New Hampshire Office of Economic Recovery, the ad hoc agency constructed to oversee stimulus projects in New Hampshire, cannot say how many jobs the stimulus bill has created in the Granite State, despite President Barack Obama’s boast this week that the U.S. is “already seeing results” and that the stimulus has already “saved or [...]

New Poll: Voters Skeptical of Federal Spending Plans

May 26, 2009 by Shawn Millerick  
Filed under Business

Study: Stimulus Won’t Create Jobs

April 8, 2009 by Shawn Millerick  
Filed under Business

A disillusioned former Obama supporter this week released through his organization a study that shows the majority of stimulus dollars allocated to New Hampshire will simply replace existing state government spending and will therefore have little or no impact on job growth. “It’s an open question whether or not the stimulus is a good deal [...]

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