Obama to address economy during Minnesota visit

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  • May 26, 2012 - 6:38 AM

President Barack Obama will address the economy during a Friday, June 1, speech at Honeywell's campus in Golden Valley, a White House official says.

Obama will urge Congress to act on his "To-Do List," a five-point plan that he says will create jobs and help the middle class. Here's a look at the list, which calls on Congress to pass legislation that would allow for more mortgage refinancing, cut corporate tax incentives, create a Veterans Job Corps, invest in clean energy manufacturing and establish a small business tax credit to encourage hiring.

Obama will also attend campaign fundraisers at the Bachelor Farmer, a Minneapolis restaurant owned by Gov. Mark Dayton's sons, during his trip to Minnesota.

The president last visited the state when he addressed the American Legion National Convention in Minneapolis in August 2011. Earlier that month, he spoke in Cannon Falls during an economic bus tour that winded through Minnesota and several other Midwestern states.

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