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Obama Focuses on Cabinet, Economy

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      CHICAGO (AP) - At least in public, President-elect Barack Obama
appears completely focused on the economy.
      Later today, Obama plans to announce a new advisory board made
up of experts from business and elsewhere. He'll consult with them
on matters like finance, spending, taxes and other topics.
      It'll be Obama's third straight news conference, but he cautions
this sudden flurry of public appearances is less about undercutting
President Bush, and more about assuring Americans he's ready to
"hit the ground running" come inauguration day.
      Next week Obama plans to meet with the nation's governors, most
of whom have huge budget shortfalls and painful choices concerning
cutbacks and layoffs to worry about.      
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