President Barack Obama

8:17pm

Tue January 25, 2011
Politics

Transcript: Obama's State Of The Union Address 2011

The White House has released the text of President Obama's State of the Union address, as prepared for delivery:

Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow Americans:

Tonight I want to begin by congratulating the men and women of the 112th Congress, as well as your new Speaker, John Boehner. And as we mark this occasion, we are also mindful of the empty chair in this Chamber, and pray for the health of our colleague — and our friend — Gabby Giffords.

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4:00am

Fri January 21, 2011
Business

How Increasing Exports Would Create Jobs

Originally published on Fri January 21, 2011 12:22 pm

Transcript

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

President Obama will be in upstate New York today touring a General Electric factory and showcasing that company's successes. Mr. Obama just named GE's chief executive the head of a new panel on jobs and competitiveness. GE boss Jeff Immelt has been speaking about the need to focus on manufacturing and increase the country's exports.

Here's NPR's Chris Arnold.

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7:57pm

Sat January 15, 2011
Economy

Exports Boost U.S. Manufacturing Sector

While the housing sector's troubles continue to drag down the U.S. economy, manufacturing is doing well, largely because of strong sales overseas.

The exports boom has helped the manufacturing sector grow at a pace three times faster than the rest of the economy. According to federal data released last week, exports rose for the third straight month in November to nearly $160 billion.

Overseas customers are buying more U.S. airplanes, pharmaceuticals, foods, industrial supplies, cotton, computers and more.

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4:00am

Fri January 7, 2011
Politics

DOT Tries To Resolve Trucking Dispute With Mexico

The Obama administration is talking to Congress about reopening U.S. highways to cross-border truck traffic from Mexico -- beyond a narrow strip along the border. American unionized truckers object.

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