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Stimulus Watch

Barack Obamas stimulus package was supposed to save and create American jobs. But nearly six months after President Obama signed the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law most of the economic news remains grim. According to the Labor Department, the unemployment rate shot up to 9.5 percent in June with 467,000 jobs lost the worst numbers in 26 years.

So whats happening? How come the infusion of hundreds of billions of dollars of public investment are failing to jump start our economy?

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I Tweet, Therefore I am

New America Media, Op-Ed, Andrew Lam, Dec 16, 2010

Seniors Need Second Stimulus, Says Group

New America Media/Black Voice News, News Report, Linnie Frank Bailey , May 09, 2010

Seniors are an overlooked in President Obama's stimulus package, even though they are staying in the workforce longer than in years past.

Stimulus Funds Bypass Communities With Dirty Water

New America Media, Investigation, Ngoc Nguyen, May 06, 2010

A New America Media investigation reveals that federal stimulus funds designed to clean up California's drinking water have bypassed most communities whose water is too toxic to drink.

Pakistani Americans Largely Unaware of Stimulus Opportunities

New America Media/Daily Khabrain, News Analysis, Mohsin Zaheer, Apr 24, 2010

The Pakistani community is in the dark when it comes to the $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), better known as the stimulus package signed into a law by President Obama in February 2009.

New Face of Foreclosure The Unemployed

New America Media, News Report, Video, Aaron Glantz, Apr 20, 2010

Giselle Jiles did not make any of the typical mistakes in buying a home. She bought a home that she could afford, with a fixed-rate mortgage. But since she lost her job more than a year ago, she has exhausted her savings and is worried about losing her home.


Californians Missing Out on Over $1 Billion in Tax Refunds

New America Media, News Report, Aaron Glantz, Mar 22, 2010

More than 800,000 Californians will miss out on the Earned Income Tax Credit this year. That's $1.2 billion in tax refunds that could help some of those who would need it the most.

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Small Business Owners Struggle to Benefit From U.S. Stimulus

Arab American News/New America Media, Investigation, Khalil AlHajal, Mar 04, 2010

An Arab American News/New America Media investigation finds banks are failing to lend even after loans are approved and backed by the Small Business Administration.

Elderly Filipino Veterans Met With Delay, Denial at VA

Philippine News/New America Media, Investigation, Cristina Pastor, Mar 02, 2010

A compensation program for Filipino WWII veterans is riddled with confusion and delays. Cristina Pastor of Philippine News reports nearly 20,000 veterans have been waiting up to a year for their claims to be either granted or denied.

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41,000 Filipino WWII Vets File for Compensation

Philippine News/New America Media, Investigation, Cristina Pastor, Mar 01, 2010

A year after President Obama signed a law finally compensating Filipino World War II veterans for their service, reporter Cristina Pastor examines how it happened ... and some problems that are beginning to emerge.

Stimulus Can't Slow Black Foreclosures

Final Call/New America Media, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Feb 28, 2010

Equity rich but cash poor black households hardest hit by the crippling subprime lending scheme have benefited less than predatory financial institutions from stimulus dollars meant to help them recover, say fair lending advocates and loan modification analysts.

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