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Obama: Efforts aimed at economy’s long-term health (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Saturday sought to reassure Americans frustrated by high unemployment that he’s concentrating on jobs, while defending his administration’s efforts to strengthen the economy on several fronts.

Obama vows steps to restart job growth (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama pledged on Saturday to do all he could do reignite U.S. job growth as he defended his handling of the economy amid Republican attacks.

Obama’s stylish aide is under withering scrutiny (AP via Yahoo! News)

She arrived in Washington with more of a splash than any White House social secretary before her, and no wonder: Desiree Rogers had obvious style, wealth, a Harvard MBA, years of corporate experience, and friends at the top, most importantly Barack and Michelle Obama.

AP source: Obama shifting date of Copenhagen visit (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Friday abruptly altered the timing of his upcoming appearance at an international climate summit in Copenhagen, hoping to capitalize on steps by India and China and build a more meaningful political accord, a White House official told The Associated Press.

Obama eyes bank bailout funds to spur new jobs (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama will extend his push to revive the U.S. economy next week with a speech outlining job creation ideas, from encouraging home insulation programs to diverting funds meant to rescue failing banks, officials said on Friday.

Obama prods banks to lend more, welcomes job news (Reuters via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama on Friday prodded large U.S. banks to boost lending to Main Street and cautiously welcomed news of an unexpected drop in the unemployment rate.

Obama looks for financial reforms soon (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says he’s hoping to see financial regulatory reforms in place by early next year. But he says banks are trying to stand in the way, much in the same way he says insurance companies are trying to thwart health care reform.

Obama optimistic banks will ease lending next year (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says he’s optimistic that banks will ease lending next year and that should help businesses that want to expand and hire new workers.

Obama: Jobs report a sign ‘better days are ahead’ (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama says a drop in the nation’s double-digit unemployment rate is some “modestly encouraging news” about the economy, but that a struggle remains.

Obama, lawmakers target bailout fund for jobs bill (AP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s options for spurring job growth may be limited by out-of-control budget deficits, but he is warming to moves by his congressional allies for a jobs-boosting bill.