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Jobs plan will ‘jump-start’ hiring, Obama says (AP via Yahoo! News)

Even as he heralded the first unemployment drop in months, President Barack Obama began putting the finishing touches Friday on a fresh job creation proposal he’s planning to send to Congress next week.

Obama Delays Trip to Copenhagen by One Week (International Herald Tribune)

The White House said Friday that President Obama was delaying his appearance in Copenhagen at the international summit on climate change by a week so he could be there at the same time as other world leaders.

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 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: Jobs plan will ‘jump-start’ hiring (AP via Yahoo! News)

Even as he trumpeted a slowdown in the nation’s job losses Friday, President Barack Obama put finishing touches on a proposal he’ll unveil next week to “jump-start” business hiring across America.

Obama: Jobs news ‘modestly encouraging’ (CNN)

President Obama on Friday praised the latest jobs figures that show a drop in the U.S. unemployment rate from 10.2 percent to 10 percent in November.

Obama hails jobs news, warns tough times still ahead (AFP via Yahoo! News)

US President Barack Obama hailed good news Friday after surprising figures showed only 11,000 jobs were lost last month, but he warned of “more bumps in the road” ahead to recovery.

Obama administration closely monitoring Dubai debt outlook (McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News)

WASHINGTON_ The Obama administration said Friday that it’s carefully watching developments in a looming debt default by the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, whose efforts to fend off creditors sent stocks skidding in the United States and around the globe amid fears of new bank losses.

Aerial-gunning foes ask Obama to ban practice (AP via Yahoo! News)

A wildlife advocacy group Friday asked President Barack Obama to end aerial gunning of coyotes and other predators, citing an Idaho incident where a shotgun-wielding parachutist illegally fired on a wolf.

Obama’s Senate allies eye first health care victory (AFP via Yahoo! News)

President Barack Obama’s Democratic allies in the Senate strove Friday to lock down the support to prevail in a landmark first test vote on his top domestic priority, remaking US health care.