Obama tells lawmakers US economy is on the mend

FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2009 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks to the media about the recent air travel incident at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. Obama is to receive a preliminary report on what allowed a 23-year-old Nigerian with suspected terrorist ties to board a plane he tried to destroy on Christmas Day, along with early recommendations about how to reduce chances for more attacks. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

January 14, 2010 2:54:50 PM PST
President Barack Obama says the U.S. economy is on the mend and that his administration's focus over the coming months will be on creating more jobs.