Summits

President Kicks Off Jobs Forum

Can President Obama get America back to work? The president kicked off his “jobs summit” with academics, business and union leaders, and local officials on Thursday. Obama proclaimed himself “open to every demonstrably good idea,” saying “So we can’t make any ill-considered decisions right now even with the best of intentions. We have to be surgical and we're going to have to be creative.” New jobs numbers are set to come out on Friday and the unemployment rate is expected to remain at about 10 percent.