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U.S. Consumer Spending Grew in October

U.S. consumer spending grew about 7% in October from September, but remained down 5% from the same month last year, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday.

Most Americans Say the Recession Isn't Over Yet

About three out of four Americans say the U.S. is still in a recession, with Republicans and women slightly more pessimistic about the U.S. economy than Democrats and men, according to a recent AOL survey.

Poll: Americans Split on Control of Congress

Americans are evenly split on which political party should control Congress, while about a third of likely voters are apathetic, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Monday.

Obama's Business-Friendly Proposals Aim to Quiet His Critics

Recognizing that voters are worried about the economy, President Obama is offering an olive branch to his critics with a $50 billion infrastructure plan and a deal to make the R&D tax credit permanent. Conservatives say it's too little too late, but the game is far from over for the Democrats.

Unemployment, Oil Spill Hurting Obama's Popularity

The Gulf oil spill and the unemployment picture have caught up to President Obama's poll ratings. According to a New York Times/CBS News survey, 54% of the public believes the president has no clear plan for job creation; only 34% of respondents say that he does.

American dreamers get a rude awakening

Historically, the American Dream has taken many forms. In truth, the dream defies one succinct definition. For some people the dream takes its form...