- Making News: Labor Report Shows Weaker than Expected Job Growth
At the outset of his re-election campaign, President Bush is still faced with a -jobless recovery.- Just 21,000 new jobs were created last month, and January-s previous count of 112,000 has been revised down to 97,000. Jon Hilsenrath, who covers economics for the Wall Street Journal, reports on the shrinking labor force and the surprising stagnation in the job market.
- Reporter's Notebook: Presidential Campaign Finance
This year-s presidential election will be the most expensive in history. President Bush raised $130 million last year-more than a half-million dollars a day, and John Kerry-s proposing to raise $100 million between now and his party-s convention in late July. Charles Lewis, founder and executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, headed a team of 53 researchers, writers and editors to compile The Buying of the President, 2004.
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