26 Jan '11, 5am

Obama lays out recipe for US recovery in speech: Obama demanded a surge in research and development investment t...

Obama lays out recipe for US recovery in speech: Obama demanded a surge in research and development investment t...

OBAMA'S RECIPE FOR RECOVERY SUCCESS INNOVATION Obama demanded a surge in research and development investment to the highest levels since the space race of the 1960s. 'We'll invest in biomedical research, information technology, and especially clean energy technology,' he said. By 2035, he wants 80 per cent of US electricity to come from clean sources, including wind, solar, nuclear and natural gas, and wants the United States to be the first country to have one million electric vehicles on the road by 2015. EDUCATION The US education system is struggling badly, Mr Obama admitted. Hard work, discipline, high performance and high expectations need to be instilled in children, teachers, schools and communities in general. Mr Obama has introduced the 'Race to the Top' program to help reward success and improve results. On Tuesday, he called for an additional 100,000 science, t...

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The ILO warned that world unemployment is still at a record high of 205 million, impacting recovery

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Thailand invites Obama to patch up

Thailand invites Obama to patch up

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Panitan Wattanayagorn, Thailand's acting government spokesman and special envoy of the prime minister to Washington, speak...