President Barack Obama Archives

Latino groups back monument status for areas near Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Adventures - EAZ Fall-Winter 2012
by in Experience AZ Magazine

Anakarina Rodriguez traveled from southern Arizona to Washington with a message for President Barack Obama: designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument. “I remember being a little girl and traveling to the Grand Canyon for the first time ever,” Rodriguez said. “I remember seeing vividly this amazing wonder of the… Read More →

Officials rally to protect Grand Canyon lands

Grand Canyon

Tribal leaders joined Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Tucson, on Tuesday urging President Barack Obama to designate 1.7 million acres around the Grand Canyon as a national monument, bypassing Congress in the process. Grijalva said he was calling on the president to invoke the Antiquities Act after becoming convinced that his bill to create the same monument… Read More →

Equal Pay for Equal Work

Business Woman

President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order for the non-retaliation for disclosure of compensation information on April 8, 2014. The next day, April 9, 2014, the Paycheck Fairness Act failed to pass in the Senate with a vote of 53-44, missing the needed 60 votes. In part one of this article, the Ban Bossy campaign… Read More →

Local business owners weigh in Ban Bossy campaign

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The Ban Bossy campaign led by Facebook COO and Lean In founder, Sheryl Sandberg, and the Girl Scouts of USA works to help empower girls and women. The campaign partnered with celebrities and businesses to share quotes, stories and tips for girls, parents, troop leaders and managers to help women become leaders. The basis of… Read More →

Jobless rate falls below 8%


The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.8 percent last month, dropping below 8 percent for the first time in nearly four years and giving President Barack Obama a potential boost with the election a month away. The rate declined from 8.1 percent because the number of people who said they were employed soared by 873,000… Read More →

Congress, Europe Must Stem Economic Crisis, Obama Says

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President Barack Obama speaks on what he believes must be done in Congress and overseas to stem an economic crisis. The economy at risk, President Barack Obama accused Republicans on Friday of pursuing policies that would weaken the U.S. recovery. He simultaneously urged Europe’s leaders to prevent an overseas debt crisis from dragging down the… Read More →

Intel To Invest More Than $5 Billion To Build New Factory In Arizona

Intel Corporation Headquarters in Santa Clara, CA

CHANDLER, AZ., Feb. 18, 2011 – Intel Corporation today announced plans to invest more than $5 billion to build a new chip manufacturing facility at its site in Chandler, AZ. The announcement was made by Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini during a visit by President Barack Obama at an Intel facility in Hillsboro, Ore. The… Read More →