April 15th, 2010
07:20 PM ET

Obama signs legislation to extend jobless benefits

[Updated at 10:42 p.m.] President Obama on Thursday night signed into law a bill to temporarily extend unemployment benefits after it was passed by the House earlier in the evening.

The measure restores federal unemployment benefits to more than 200,000 jobless Americans who started losing them on April 5 after lawmakers let that deadline pass, CNNMoney reports.

[Updated at 7:15 p.m.] The $18 billion bill now returns to the House for a final vote, which is cheduled for later Thursday. The president is expected to sign it into law soon after.

The measure would restore federal unemployment benefits to more than 200,000 jobless Americans who started losing them on April 5 after lawmakers let that deadline pass. Checks would be retroactive to that date.

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March 26th, 2010
10:31 AM ET

Obama pushing mortgage help for jobless

Under fire to do more to stop the foreclosure crisis, the Obama administration announced new steps on Friday to help the unemployed and those who are "underwater" with a bigger mortgage than their home is worth.

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March 18th, 2010
12:09 PM ET

Obama signs first jobs bill

Amid much fanfare at the White House, President Obama signed his first job creation bill Thursday.

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March 17th, 2010
04:38 PM ET

Jobs bill passes, heads to Obama for signature

[Update 4:39 p.m.] President Obama is expected to sign the bill on Thursday.

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[Posted 10:53 a.m.] Congress put the final seal of approval on a $17.6 billion job creation bill on Wednesday.

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