PHOTO: President Barack Obama holds up a copy of the American Jobs Act as he speaks after a tour of the Children's Laboratory School at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, Oct. 4, 2011.
PHOTO: Steve Case, a member of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, speaks during a conference with Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), right, and Senator Mark Warner, (D-VA), in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
PHOTO: Steve Case, a member of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, speaks as Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mark Warner (D-VA) look on, at the Capitol in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, May 22, 2012.
PHOTO: U.S. President Barack Obama, center, greets members of his Council on Jobs and Competitiveness while Education Secretary Arne Duncan, second from left, looks over documents before a meeting of council at the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 17
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PHOTO: US President Barack Obama speaks during a meeting of the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness following a tour of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local No. 5 Training Center in Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 11, 2011.
PHOTO: Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, testifies with Paul Volcker, Chairman of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.
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