Alan Shull attends a job fair in Portland, Ore., on April 24.
October 26, 2012 Mitt Romney's pledge to add 12 million jobs to the economy over four years may sound like a very big number, especially coming out of a deep recession followed by three years of lackluster job growth. But some economists say it's realistic, and even if President Obama wins re-election.
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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke talks to educators Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C. At their most recent meeting, many Fed members backed action to boost the economy.
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August 22, 2012 Many Federal Reserve members said there would have to be action fairly soon if the economy didn't pick up, according to the minutes of their most recent meeting. Separately, the CBO warned of a recession if the economy goes off a "fiscal cliff" at the end of year.
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