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Obama to announce $300bn jobs package

US president Barack Obama will make a prime time address to the nation to announce a $300bn spending package aimed at creating new jobs.

The address which will be made before a joint session of the US Congress is seen as crucial to his chances of rebuilding the economy and winning a second term.

The BBC's North America editor Mark Mardell reports.

  • 08 Sep 2011