Content about Obama

January 30, 2014

President Obama in his State of the Union address last night said he plans to sign an executive order increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour for workers on new government contracts and asked Congress to approve the same increase for all workers — and the National Retail Federation is not happy.

Washington, D.C. -- President Obama in his State of the Union address last night said he plans to sign an executive order increasing the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour for workers on new government contracts and asked Congress to approve the same increase for all workers — and the National Retail Federation is not happy.

NRF president and CEO Matthew Shay issued a response ahead of the president’s address.

November 29, 2010

President Obama met with Wal-Mart Stores CEO Mike Duke in the Oval Office Monday afternoon. Sources said Obama and Duke were to discuss ways to spur job growth and encourage companies to invest in the United States.

New York - President Obama met with Wal-Mart Stores CEO Mike Duke in the Oval Office Monday afternoon. Sources said Obama and Duke were to discuss ways to spur job growth and encourage companies to invest in the United States.

Arriving at the White House, Duke declined to answer questions about the substance of the meeting.

“We’re just going to have a nice visit,” he said, according to Bloomberg.