• Top senators promise quick vote on 'cash for clunkers'
    The Senate will vote to extend the popular "cash-for-clunkers" program before going home on Friday, Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Tuesday, signaling the government won't let the popular trade-in rebates die because of surging demand.August 4, 2009
  • Stimulus-funded road projects create few jobs
    More than $500 million of federal stimulus money in Minnesota will go to road projects over the next two years, but MnDOT estimates of the number of jobs created are less than half of the original estimate.August 3, 2009
  • Minn. gets $5M for efficient appliance rebates
    U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced Tuesday that Minnesota will receive up to $5 million in federal funding to encourage residents to purchase energy efficient appliances.July 14, 2009
  • Minnesota gets stimulus money for transit projects
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced today that Minnesota will receive $64.3 million for transit improvements.July 9, 2009
  • Minnesota arts groups get more than $1 million in stimulus funds
    More than two dozen arts organizations in Minnesota have received federal stimulus funds to help maintain jobs that are threatened by the current economic downturn.July 9, 2009
  • Schools still waiting for stimulus money
    It's easy to see signs of the federal stimulus money at work in Minnesota, along highways where crews have posted notices of projects funded with stimulus money. But school districts are still waiting for their share of Minnesota's $800 million in stimulus money for education.June 10, 2009
  • Incentives to improve your home
    President Obama has issued a number of reimbursement programs for homeowners to upgrade the energy-efficiency of their homes. Midmorning's home repair guru talks about some consumer options.Midmorning, May 22, 2009
  • Weatherization programs gear up for stimulus business
    The federal stimulus package is pumping millions of dollars into weatherizing homes for low-income people. Program administrators in Minnesota are gearing up to spend lots of money in a short period of time.May 21, 2009
  • For most, stimulus means a few extra dollars a month
    You may have noticed that you got paid a little more last month than you're used to, and it's not because you got a raise.May 5, 2009
  • Obama announces plan to close tax loopholes
    President Barack Obama is proposing to close tax loopholes and clamp down on overseas shelters.May 4, 2009
  • High-speed rail on the horizon
    President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in stimulus funds for high-speed rail projects has rail advocates excited over the future of train travel in America. But critics say the money won't go far and could be better spent on other transportation projects.Midmorning, April 22, 2009
  • Minneapolis gets stimulus money for pollution cleanup
    Minneapolis is included in a group of 50 of the country's most polluted and hazardous waste sites that have been singled out to receive a share of federal stimulus money to continue cleanup operations.April 15, 2009
  • Obama says economy is showing signs of progress
    Speaking at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama proclaims signs of economic progress, but also warns Americans eager for good news that the country is not yet out of the woods.Midday, April 14, 2009
  • Local politicians try to bring stimulus home
    Minnesota lawmakers are grabbing for a piece of the $787 billion stimulus, one project at a time, in a statehouse version of the earmarking that's become routine in Congress.April 10, 2009
  • Obama says economy showing 'glimmers of hope'
    Obama commented Friday after meeting with members of his economic team to discuss the economy and assess the progress of the steps the administration is taking to address the financial crisis.April 10, 2009
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