Obama Touts New Tax Credit For Small Business | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: News

Obama Touts New Tax Credit For Small Business

Play associated audio

By STEVEN OHLEMACHER and CHRISTINE SIMMONS Associated Press Writers

BALTIMORE (AP) President Barack Obama says his administration has "stopped the flood of job losses," but much more needs to be done to help the millions of people still out of work.

Appearing Friday at Chesapeake Machine Co. in Baltimore, Obama put in a pitch for legislation he is seeking from Congress to provide tax breaks for small businesses that hire additional workers.

Obama said, "It's time to put Americans back to work." At the same, he said that "we've got a long way to go to make up for the millions of jobs lost this recession."

He said a new report showing the economy grew at at annual rate of 5.7 percent in the last quarter an encouraging development. The president said he would take unpopular steps, if necessary, to get the economy going again.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

WAMU 88.5

Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 1, 2015

You can check out work by local women artists or see a comedy about how one woman’s midlife crisis affects those around her.

WAMU 88.5

Food Packaging & Pricing

Have you ever popped open a bag of potato chips only to be disappointed by the number of crisps in your bag? It's not just you. To avoid raising prices, companies often increase their "nonfunctional slack fill" or the difference between the volume of product and its container. We talk about how food packaging affects your recipe and wallet.

NPR

Clinton Announces $45 Million Fundraising Haul

Hillary Clinton's campaign says it raised more than $45 million in its opening quarter. She's the first major candidate to announce fundraising numbers.
NPR

USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

A flood of some 120 series, both new and returning, are coming to TV sets this summer. So, how to choose which ones to binge-watch by the pool? Our TV critic picks his four favorite new shows.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.