News & Public Affairs11/07/08 Arielle Stevenson
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Today the U.S. Department of Labor put the nationâs unemployment rate at a 14-year high: as of October employers had cut 240,000 jobs.
In President-elect Barack Obamaâs 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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