Obama Announces Progress In Push To Boost Exports After a string of bad economic numbers, President Obama says exports in the first four months of the year are up almost 17 percent over last year. Obama says he's on track to meet his goal of doubling exports over the next five years. The remarks Obama made Wednesday are part of a progress report on his National Export Initiative -- a group he set up this year that aims to boost exports, jobs and the economy.
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Obama Announces Progress In Push To Boost Exports

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Obama Announces Progress In Push To Boost Exports

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After a string of bad economic numbers, President Obama says exports in the first four months of the year are up almost 17 percent over last year. Obama says he's on track to meet his goal of doubling exports over the next five years. The remarks Obama made Wednesday are part of a progress report on his National Export Initiative — a group he set up this year that aims to boost exports, jobs and the economy.

MARY LOUISE KELLY, Host:

NPR's business news starts with the president's push for more exports.

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LOUISE KELLY: Mr. Obama's remarks are part of a progress report on a new group to boost exports. It's called the National Export Initiative, and it aims to boost jobs and the economy.

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