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Obama To Focus On Economy In State Of The Union Address


U.S. President Barack Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama is expected to call for more economic fairness in the United States when he delivers his annual State of the Union address.

Obama's address to a joint session of Congress and millions of television viewers on January 24 comes with his campaign for reelection to a second term in November's election well under way.

In a video preview of the address, Obama said the United States needs to build "an economy that works for everyone, not just the wealthy few."

Polls show Americans are split on whether they approve of Obama's overall performance as president, but most are unsatisfied with his handling of the economy.

Contenders for the Republican nomination have accused the president of backing policies that have hurt the economy.

compiled from agency reports
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