Tag: mitt romney

  • Office Politics: How To Befriend The Enemy After A Heated Battle

    Office Politics: How To Befriend The Enemy After A Heated Battle

    Forget the election, the showdown between President Obama and Gov. Romney was nothing compared to some of the leadership wars I've seen in corporate America. For those of us who have witnessed firsthand a fight for power over a project, division or high-profile initiative, we know this: When the battle is over... Continue Reading

  • What Obama's Win Means For Jobs, Investing, Homebuying [Live Chat]

    What Obama's Win Means For Jobs, Investing, Homebuying [Live Chat]

    This live chat has ended, but view it on video below. Go to the AOL Jobs Google+ page at 12:30 PM EST and join in our post-election Hangout! We'll have our staff answering your questions about what a second Obama term will mean for the future of housing, jobs, and the economy. Don't have a Google+ account? No... Continue Reading

  • Unemployed, Romney Supporter: 'I Am Numb'

    Unemployed, Romney Supporter: 'I Am Numb'

    It's the morning after Election Day 2012 and I am feeling numb. Over the past four years, nearly three of which occurred after my layoff from a good job with a good company, I came to believe that the policies of the Obama administration were antithetical to a robust economic recovery after a deep recession.... Continue Reading

  • Election Day: Would More Vote If They Had The Day Off?

    Election Day: Would More Vote If They Had The Day Off?

    Even with both Republican and Democratic parties bragging about their ground game, Americans will likely hit Nov. 7 knowing at least one number: just 50 to 60 percent of the voting age population will have cast ballots. There are many reasons for this. For people in non-swing states, their presidential choice... Continue Reading

  • Romney Ad Blames Obama For Killing Bill's Barbecue, But Locals Disagree

    Romney Ad Blames Obama For Killing Bill's Barbecue, But Locals Disagree

    So far, one of the most controversial ads of the presidential campaign seemed to suggest that Mitt Romney was somehow to blame for a woman's cancer death. Now an ad from the Romney camp is being accused of mistakenly holding President Obama responsible for the death of a landmark barbecue joint in Richmond,... Continue Reading

  • FEMA Chief Craig Fugate: Is Obama's Fate In His Hands?

    FEMA Chief Craig Fugate: Is Obama's Fate In His Hands?

    Striking just a week before a presidential election, Hurricane Sandy could have been bad news for President Obama. The federal government doesn't have the cleanest record after all for swift and seamless natural disaster response. But so far, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has been roundly praised for... Continue Reading

  • In Swing States, Military Veterans' Concerns Loom Large

    In Swing States, Military Veterans' Concerns Loom Large

    By Thomas Beaumont NORFOLK, Va. -- The far-flung swing states that have the most sway in the presidential election have something else in common -- a large share of military veterans who are getting special attention from the fiercely dueling campaigns. In a White House campaign this hard-fought, no... Continue Reading

  • The Job Market In Swing States: Will That Predict The Election?

    The Job Market In Swing States: Will That Predict The Election?

    "Are you better off now than you were when Obama took office?" This has been Mitt Romney's campaign trail refrain, and so October's jobs numbers were greeted heartily by team Obama. Unemployment is now at 7.9 percent -- around the same rate as January 2009 -- which means that for the average American, the... Continue Reading

  • Obama And Romney's Positions On Outsourcing

    Obama And Romney's Positions On Outsourcing

    By Christopher S. Rugaber The issue: U.S. multinational companies have taken advantage of lower trade barriers over the past 15 years to shift jobs and production to lower-wage countries, a practice generally known as outsourcing. That's cut costs for consumers and helped those companies grow, which can... Continue Reading

  • Obama vs. Romney: Who Is Better For Women?

    Obama vs. Romney: Who Is Better For Women?

    Before the debate Tuesday evening, Romney had successfully obliterated Obama's lead, almost entirely thanks to women voters. According to a Pew poll, Obama was ahead a staggering 18 points among women, which was thoroughly quashed by his wearied-professor performance. Winning women is a key to a November... Continue Reading

  • Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Rate Plummeting

    Gallup Finds U.S. Unemployment Rate Plummeting

    New data from Gallup affirms official government statistics, showing that the unemployment rate is dropping sharply. Gallup's data finds that unemployment has declined from 7.9 percent in late September to 7.3 percent in mid-October, the lowest since Gallup began collecting data in January 2010. Take a look... Continue Reading

  • Obama Campaign Calls Out Romney's '12 Million Jobs' Plan As Phony

    Obama Campaign Calls Out Romney's '12 Million Jobs' Plan As Phony

    In the last debate, President Obama took a lot of flak from his base for failing to pounce on what they saw as Mitt Romney's endless fibbing. And it seems this time, the Obama camp is on the offensive, seizing on a scathing Washington Post analysis, published this morning, that gave Romney's jobs plan "four... Continue Reading

  • Presidential Debates 2012: Top Jobs Terms Candidates Throw Around

    Presidential Debates 2012: Top Jobs Terms Candidates Throw Around

    By Susan Ricker Two of the hottest topics this election season are employment and the economy. When you're following the presidential debate on Tuesday night or just listening to the news, refer to this glossary of job-related terms and you'll better understand the issues. Continue Reading

  • Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest In 4.5 Years

    Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Lowest In 4.5 Years

    WASHINGTON, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to the lowest level in more than four and a half years, according to government data on Thursday that suggested improvement in the labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment... Continue Reading

  • BLS Economist Explains Why 'Cooked Jobs Report' Charge Is 'Preposterous'

    BLS Economist Explains Why 'Cooked Jobs Report' Charge Is 'Preposterous'

    It's 32 days before election day, and an embattled president receives news that could only bring him joy. For the first time since Barack Obama's first month in office, the national unemployment rate has dropped below 8 percent, to a September tally of 7.8 percent. "Well, isn't that convenient?" in effect... Continue Reading

  • Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.8 Percent, Nearly 4-Year Low

    Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.8 Percent, Nearly 4-Year Low

    By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON -- The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to a near four-year low of 7.8 percent in September, a potential boost to President Barack Obama's re-election bid. The Labor Department said on Friday that the unemployment rate, a key focus in the race for the White House, dropped by 0.3... Continue Reading

  • Presidential Debate Scorecard: Who Told The Truth, Who Didn't

    Presidential Debate Scorecard: Who Told The Truth, Who Didn't

    When you pit two graduates of Harvard Law School against each other in a debate, it should come as little shock when the end result is a night dominated by stats. And that's what the first 2012 presidential debate between Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney was -- high on policy. Continue Reading

  • Non-Partisan Cheat Sheet For The Presidential Debates

    Non-Partisan Cheat Sheet For The Presidential Debates

    When President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney go head-to-head for the first time tonight, Americans will be looking to answer two questions: Did Obama, given the free-falling economy he faced when he entered office, do a good enough job of fixing it? And who will be better for the... Continue Reading

  • 5 Tough Questions For The Presidential Candidates

    5 Tough Questions For The Presidential Candidates

    Every four years at this time the major candidates for president face off to discuss, argue and debate the nation's problems. The first of the 2012 presidential debates is Wednesday night, and President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, each want to be seen as... Continue Reading

  • The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

    The Indignity Of Outsourcing: One Former Boeing Worker's Tale

    It's a topic that reemerges in the national conversation every four years -- outsourcing. And this year, the corporate policy of sending jobs overseas, also known as "offshoring," has been front-and-center during the 2012 campaign, in large part because one candidate, Republican Presidential candidate, Mitt... Continue Reading

  • How To Get Americans Back To Work: Advice For The President

    How To Get Americans Back To Work: Advice For The President

    As the 2012 presidential election enters the home stretch, there seems to be little doubt that jobs and the economy will dominate not only the presidential debates but also the national conversation. Just what should the next president do to get the national unemployment rate to below 8 percent, where it... Continue Reading

  • Is Outsourcing Good For The Economy -- And Workers?

    Is Outsourcing Good For The Economy -- And Workers?

    If there's one position that both presidential candidates can agree on, and it may be the only one, it's that outsourcing jobs overseas, or "offshoring," is absolutely terrible for American workers. Earlier this year, President Barack Obama proposed a 20 percent tax credit for companies that return offshored... Continue Reading

  • How Talking Politics At Work Can Get You Fired

    How Talking Politics At Work Can Get You Fired

    The conventions are over, but the political banter won't end for months. Presidential elections stir up a lot of emotions, whether you side with the "red," the "blue" or if you consider yourself somewhere in the middle. If you're fired up, it's natural that you may want to talk politics at work. However, you... Continue Reading

  • The Jobs Numbers: What's True, False And Just Spin

    The Jobs Numbers: What's True, False And Just Spin

    Now that the Republican and Democratic conventions are over, it's clear that both President Barack Obama and his GOP challenger, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, are jockeying to be seen as the one who can lead America into prosperity. And that means creating more jobs. So for this week's roundup, AOL... Continue Reading

  • 7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

    7 Facts You Need To Know About Labor Day

    For many Americans this year, the very concept of a federal holiday for Labor Day might seem like a cruel joke. Labor Day is supposed to be a break from the grind, a time to celebrate workers, but considering the high unemployment rate, many jobless Americans would probably prefer to be working instead. But... Continue Reading

  • Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

    Will The Supreme Court's 'Obamacare' Ruling Hurt Job Growth?

    In a boost to President Obama and his supporters, the U.S. Supreme Court voted Thursday 5-4 to largely uphold the health care reform law, called the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. (Its expansion of Medicaid for the poor was scaled back, though, giving states' greater control.) The much-anticipated... Continue Reading

  • Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

    Would Overturning 'Obamacare' Create More Jobs?

    "We can't afford the job-killing policies in Obamacare," Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said and tweeted recently. Repealing President Obama's controversial health care reform on the grounds that it hurts the economy is one of Romney's signature messages. It's a popular goal, too, as poll... Continue Reading

  • 9 Best Commencement Speeches Of 2012

    9 Best Commencement Speeches Of 2012

    The season is just coming to a close when the famous stand before seas of new graduates, and offer up the wisdom they've gleaned in their sparkling careers. So AOL Jobs thought it was only right that we watch the best round of commencement speeches of 2012; shed a couple tears; quickly wipe away those tears... Continue Reading

  • 7 Instant Millionaires Of The Startup Gold Rush

    7 Instant Millionaires Of The Startup Gold Rush

    Many, many people are about to get very, very rich later this month, when Facebook finally goes public. The IPO will create 1000 new millionaires, and make one graffiti artist, who presciently took shares instead of cash payment for his work at Facebook's Palo Alto's offices, as wealthy as Mitt Romney. It's a... Continue Reading

  • Romney's Women Jobs-Loss Claim Paints Skewed Picture

    Romney's Women Jobs-Loss Claim Paints Skewed Picture

    By Calvin Woodward WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has come up with an "amazing statistic" and Republicans inside and outside his presidential campaign are doing their utmost to spread it around: "92.3 percent of all the jobs lost during the Obama years have been lost by women." Amazing it may be. As a... Continue Reading