Senate considers aid for jobless vets, contractors (AP) – 1309th Edition

8 11 2011

Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, right, chats with Jonathan Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loews, during a meeting for CEOs and others hosted by the Goldman Sachs Foundation in New York, Monday, Nov. 7, 2011. Ahead of Veterans' Day, President Obama pressed lawmakers to approve tax credits for businesses to hire unemployed veterans or injured veterans who have been out of work. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)AP – The Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday to temporarily set aside its partisan standoff over President Barack Obama’s jobs plan and move toward giving a modest economic spark to two potent interest groups: veterans and businesses.

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