Obama to announce help on housing, student loans

The actions come as Obama has faced resistance from Republicans to a $447 billion jobs package he has urged Congress to pass.

Obama jobs plan reinvigorates growth outlook

Barack Obama`s jobs package could lift US economic growth by one to three percentage points in 2012, add well over one million jobs and lower the unemployment rate by at least half a percentage point.

Obama jobs plan reinvigorates growth outlook

Barack Obama`s jobs package could lift US economic growth by one to three percentage points in 2012, add well over one million jobs and lower the unemployment rate by at least half a percentage point.

Global stocks fall as Obama plan fails to spark rally

European stock index futures fell on Friday, following Asian markets lower, as a USD 447 billion jobs package from US President Barack Obama failed to entice investors back into equities amid concerns that it could be hamstrung by political wrangling.