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Obama Meets Gore, Talks Energy, Economy

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By PHILIP ELLIOTT
Associated Press Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama says former Vice
President Al Gore's ideas on the environment would be key to
helping the nation's struggling economy recovery.

Obama, Gore and Vice President-elect Joe Biden met privately at
Obama's transition headquarters in Chicago for almost two hours on
Tuesday. The trio invited reporters and photographers to a brief
photo-op at the end of the closed-door meeting.

Obama says so-called green jobs could help the economy and
create jobs across the country. He described global warming as not
only a problem, but an opportunity.

Aides say a job offer for Gore to join Obama's administration
was not part of the discussion.
      
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