President Obama and Vice President Biden in the Rose Garden of the White House earlier today (Sept. 12, 2011). Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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A job fair sign at the Suffolk County One Stop Employment Center last week in Hauppauge, N.Y. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Steve Inskeep talks with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner

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President Obama during his address this evening. Vice President Biden (on the left) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) are behind him. Kevin Lamarque/Getty Images hide caption

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NPR's Ari Shapiro, on Mitt Romney's jobs plan

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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

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