In today’s news update, we provide links regarding the U.S. job market, AIG Payouts and health care priorities.
Obama Returns to Job One — Jobs
President Obama hoped to put the Christmas Day terror scare behind him — at least temporarily — by saying Thursday that the “buck stops with me” and setting in motion a streamlining of intelligence efforts and a ramping up of passenger screening.
Today, he returns his focus to jobs after the latest unemployment report showed the jobless rate stuck in double digits.
N.Y. Fed Told AIG to Shield Payouts
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York told American International Group Inc. not to disclose key details of their agreements to make big payouts to banks in the insurer’s regulatory filings in late 2008, according to a set of email exchanges released Thursday.
House Democrats discuss health care priorities
Democratic leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives briefed party members on Thursday on healthcare talks with the Senate, with competing approaches on taxes and the shape of new insurance exchanges topping the list of priorities.