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Elections

Jobs report gives Obama much-needed boost, Mitt Romney not impressed

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event

President Barack Obama speaks at a campaign event at George Mason University. (Oct. 5, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Mitt Romney was still celebrating his widely praised debate performance when the campaign lurched in a different direction.

Unemployment dropped last month to the lowest level since 2009, and suddenly it was President Barack Obama's turn to smile.

In a race dominated by the weak economy, Obama said Friday the creation of 114,000 jobs in September, coupled with a drop in unemployment...

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