Financial Regulatory Forum

Obama sets plan to spur jobs, without busting budget

December 7, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama greets workers as he tours Allentown Metal Works in Allentown, Pennsylvania, December 4, 2009.  By Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON, Dec 7 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will lay out policy proposals to combat double-digit unemployment in a speech on Tuesday tackling an economic problem that has become a political drain on his young administration.

ANALYSIS-Bankers wary of Obama small business lending plan

October 27, 2009

By Karey Wutkowski
CHICAGO, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Community bankers are responding coolly to the Obama administration’s plan to free up small business lending, saying the programs unveiled last week involve unattractive government capital injections and mountains of paperwork.