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  • Bill Clinton

    To chip away at unemployment, former President Clinton proposed Thursday on CNBC that employers with open jobs hire a newly trained employee whose education is funded by the government.

  • Jack Welch

    High unemployment may last for a long time because of the sluggish economy, bad politics and advances in technology, Jack Welch, author of "Straight from the Gut," told CNBC Thursday.

  • See what's happening, who's talking and what will be making headlines on Thursday's Squawk on the Street.

  • GM Headquarters

    GM’s political action committee has given $91,500 in contributions so far in 2010, according to new campaign disclosure filings with the Federal Election Commission. Those contributions went to Republicans and Democrats almost evenly, and were heavily directed toward Michigan lawmakers who have long been friendly to the auto industry.

  • General Motors Headquarters

    By the time GM goes public, many taxpayers will be ticked off about how the company is being run. That's understandable given the nature of the federal bail out. Now those people need to realize GM is a company working towards independence and towards making choices they may not like.

  • President Obama will signal to the markets what his intentions are with new appointments to his administration. I would expect that the last key person on the economics team will leave after the November midterm elections.

  • Lawrence Summers, Director of President Barack Obama's National Economic Council

    What’s lacking in the discourse today is a true plan that is understood by all Americans. And that lack of clarity creates uncertainty. The LAST thing we need in the economy right now is uncertainty.

  • Velma Hart, who now-famously told President Obama at Monday's Town Hall that she was “deeply disappointed” with his attempts to revive the US economy, said on CNBC Tuesday that Obama is the “right man for the job.”

  • Uncertainty about health-care costs and taxes is the rallying cry of some business leaders who say they’re putting off hiring and expansion till they know what those expenses will cost. Just how much weight that argument carries pitted New Jersey Governor Chris Christie against James Chanos founder of the hedge fund Kynikos Associates, on CNBC Tuesday.

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    Sharing an hour with a largely friendly crowd, Obama defended his record toward business while deriding his critics.

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    Green energy, getting banks to start lending again and being an advocate for technology jobs—three issues that would have come up during President Obama's CNBC-sponsored town meeting but didn't.

  • President Obama stayed on “pro-growth,” did not attack Wall Street but held his ground on the Bush tax cuts and other policies, CNBC guests said Monday, following a Town Hall meeting.

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    This is the live blog from today's CNBC Town Hall Meeting with President Barack Obama. The most recent posts are at the top. To read the full blog from beginning to end, start at the bottom.

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    President Obama told a town-hall meeting that stimulus measures his administration has taken have "worked" but said they're considering additional incentives to spur hiring.

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    President Barack Obama strongly denied vilifying businesses at CNBC's Town Hall event on Monday.

  • President Obama repeated his position that tax cuts should be extended for the middle class--"the people whose wages didn't rise"—but not the top earners because doing so would cost $700 billion.

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    President Obama will speak Monday to a cross-section of Main Street, Wall Street and Washington gathered at a CNBC-sponsored town hall, with the economy at a crossroads and the nation's precarious political structure hanging in the balance.

  • President Barack Obama

    High deficits and a lack of job growth underpin Obama's  awful poll numbers, but the foul mood is buttressed by a fundamental disagreement with policies the president has pursued that should be winners.

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    President Obama will speak Monday to a cross-section of Main Street, Wall Street and Washington gathered at a CNBC-sponsored town hall, with the economy at a crossroads and the nation's precarious political structure hanging in the balance.

  • It’s the consumer, stupid. That was the message of Bill Dunkelberg, chief economist for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), who told CNBC Monday that the consumer needs to come back for the economy to improve.