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Obama Holds News Conference This Friday

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's news conference on Friday is set for 11 a.m. Eastern time.

The White House says the session Obama's second of the year  will be televised nationwide.

The news conference will cap a week of appearances in which the president is rolling out new spending and tax cut proposals aimed at helping the economy. Obama unveiled a $50 billion transportation infrastructure proposal on Monday in Milwaukee.

On Wednesday, Obama is traveling to Cleveland to propose that Congress allow businesses to accelerate tax write-offs of their investments in new plants and equipment. The president also wants to expand a tax credit for research and development.

Obama last held a news conference in May to discuss the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
      
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