Global economy is struggling and U.S. inflation remains below target rate.
President mounts defense of deals while in Germany.
President opens two-day visit to Germany, hoping to counter skepticism about pact.
Suggestionl by German conservative party called unrealistic.
Obama to lobby for passage of Trans Atlantic pact.
White House cites large prison population, longer sentences.
Analyst suspects fee would rise $10 for Executive Membership.
County slips to 4 percent; State unchanged at 4.8 percent.
Weekly applications for unemployment benefits fall to 247,000.
‘Instant funds,’ for fee, target low-income customers.