Category: Economy

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement on the January Unemployment Report

Editors Note: Surprise, Surprise The Wire Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the January unemployment report: “While today’s jobs report brings welcome news of lower unemployment, far too many Americans are still without work. Our economy remains unacceptably weak, and families across the country...

President Obama previews Initiatives for Middle Class Families

(Office of the Press Secretary) Washington, DC – Today, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will hold a meeting of the Middle Class Task Force, where they will lay out key investments for middle class families.  Today’s discussion will preview one of the key themes of the President’s...

Southern Dallas Left in the Dark on Main Post Office decision

From DallasSouthNews.org Last night I moderated a Town Hall meeting hosted by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson at Dallas City Hall regarding an Area Mail Processing (AMP) Feasibility Study conducted by the United States Post Office.  AMP Studies are taking place all across the country. Tim Vierling, Dallas Sr. Plant Manager,...

African-American unemployment rate 14.5% in July, down for 3rd straight month

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the U.S. unemployment rate was virtually unchanged for the second straight month, down .1% from June to July.  The 9.4% unemployment rate fir July is identical to May, but another 247,000 jobs were lost during this period. The African-American unemployment rate declined...

KERA BROADCASTS JULY 22 SPECIAL ON THE ECONOMY

DALLAS/FORT WORTH – KERA examines the impact that unemployment and the recession are having on the lives of North Texans in an hour-long special, The Economy:  Facing the Mortgage Crisis, premiering Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m. on KERA-TV and simulcast on KERA-FM. Hosted by KERA’s Sam Baker and Shelley...

Martin Luther King Center offers Dallas Residents Financial Assistance with Utility Bills

Dallas residents who need assistance with their utility bills and live in a 752xx Zip Code may contact the Martin Luther King Social Services program.  Residents in need may receive up to $600 towards their bill. Individuals may call 214-670-8416 to make an appointment on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting...