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Economy is topic of Obama's first press conference listen

11/07/08 Arielle Stevenson
WMNF Drive-Time News Friday
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Today the U.S. Department of Labor put the nation’s unemployment rate at a 14-year high: as of October employers had cut 240,000 jobs.

In President-elect Barack Obama’s first press conference since the election, he addressed job loss and the struggling economy as his top priority as he transitions into the White House. Obama spoke about relieving strain on middle class Americans and extending unemployment benefits, as crucial first steps toward fixing the economy.

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