Obama takes target for jobs to 3 million

12/22/2008 | Washington Post, The

U.S. President-elect Barack Obama embraced a more-aggressive target for stimulating employment, planning to save or create at least 3 million jobs during the next two years, compared with his earlier plan of 2.5 million. Obama's transition team said he wants legislation authorizing as much as $775 billion for for him to sign shortly after he takes office Jan. 20.

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