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A Preview Of Obama's Jobs Speech

President Obama is slated to present his plan for job creation Thursday night. For more, Robert Siegel turns to NPR's Mara Liasson, NPR's Scott Horsley from the White House and NPR's Andrea Seabrook from the House chamber.

Deficit Panel Meets, Vows To Get The Job Done

The congressional "supercommittee" tasked with slashing more than $1 trillion from the deficit met Thursday for the first time. Should the bipartisan panel fail in its mission, there are stiff consequences.

Obama Slated To Give Jobs Speech

Thursday evening, President Obama presents his plan to create jobs to a joint session of Congress. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Mara Liasson for more on the president's speech.

For Nevada, Obama's Speech Has Major Significance

President Obama is slated to present his jobs plan Thursday evening. Among those perhaps most eager to hear the president's ideas are residents of Nevada, where the unemployment rate is the highest in the country. Nevada voters talk about jobs, the economy and their hopes for Washington.

Can New Federal Policies Get Employers Hiring?

President Barack Obama will lay out his plan to create jobs on Thursday, just days after GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman proposed their own jobs plans. But can any policy change at the federal level spur employers to hire new workers?

What Will It Take To Get Companies Hiring Again?

As President Obama prepares to take the wraps off what will likely be a multibillion-dollar plan to spur job creation, employers sound off on what has kept them from adding workers and what they need to start hiring.