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Obama Brings Jobs Council to Durham, Raleigh

President Barack Obama has been making the rounds across the country looking for ways to help spur economic growth and job creation.  Today he is scheduled to stop in Durham.

President Obama and his Jobs and Competitiveness Council are gathering at Cree Manufacturing. Cree has been held up by the White House as a job-creator during these tough economic times. Its clean-energy L-E-D lighting continues to get a lot of buzz. Vice President Joe Biden and Energy Secretary Steven Chu visited Cree last year. Meanwhile, President Obama’s approval rating is back on a downward slide – the economy is a top reason why.  The Jobs and Competitiveness Council is meeting with the president to discuss initiatives to help accelerate hiring across the country. 

Leoneda Inge is WUNC’s race and southern culture reporter, the first public radio journalist in the South to hold such a position. She also is co-host of the podcast Tested and host of the special podcast series, PAULI. Leoneda is the recipient of numerous awards from AP, RTDNA and NABJ. She’s been a reporting fellow in Berlin and Tokyo. You can follow her on Twitter @LeonedaInge.
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