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Obama, Brown Pow-Wow at 1600

President Obama and British Prime Minister Gordon Brown are taking a big picture view of the current economic crisis. "What I am looking for is not the day-to-day gyrations of the stock market... but the long-term," Obama told reporters during an informal 20-minute joint press conference in the Oval Office this afternoon. He even said stocks are looking like "potentially a good deal... if you have a long-term perspective on it." Obama compared upheaval in the markets to daily political tracking polls. "It bobs up and down every day... if you spend your time worrying about that, you're probably going to get the long-term strategy wrong," he said. While Brown pressed for a "global New Deal," Obama cautioned that the rebound won't "happen overnight" and praised the "special relationship" between the two nations.