President Obama speaks at the groundbreaking of a road project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act on June 18, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio. Amy Sancetta/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Amy Sancetta/AP

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke talks to educators Aug. 7 in Washington, D.C. At their most recent meeting, many Fed members backed action to boost the economy. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP

President Obama speaks in the Rose Garden on Wednesday, flanked by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chief Operating Officer David Chavern (left) and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (right). Business groups and unions are just two of the groups Obama will try to please with his jobs plan next week. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Evan Vucci/AP