White House data due out this afternoon will show the government's economic stimulus programs...

|By:, SA News Editor
White House data due out this afternoon will show the government's economic stimulus programs created or saved about 650,000 jobs through Sept. 30 - a figure officials are prepared to tout as a significant success. The reports cover only $150B of the $339B in stimulus spending that occurred through that date. Yesterday, the White House lashed out (I, II) at an AP report saying it overstated stimulus jobs, and at an Edmunds.com note that took cash-for-clunkers to task.