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Obama: U.S. has best economic cards amid 'volatile few weeks'

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 00:52

U.S. President Barack Obama says that despite the swinging in the stock market and worries about China, the U.S. ''continues to have the best cards.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) President Barack Obama said on Thursday that the United States economy is strong and urged the U.S. Congress to quickly pass a budget and prevent a government shutdown to avoid contributing to global economic uncertainty. "It's been a volatile few weeks around the world. There's been a lot of reports in the news, and stock markets swinging, and worries about China and about Europe," Obama said in a speech. "But the United States of America, for all the challenges we still have, continues to have the best cards. We just have to play them right," he said.

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Obama: U.S. has best economic cards amid 'volatile few weeks'

Thursday, August 27, 2015 - 00:52