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Obama Visits Tech Hub 1776 Ahead of Fourth of July

Image: U.S. President Obama speaks about the job numbers and the economy during a visit to 1776, a tech startup hub, in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the job numbers and the economy during a visit to 1776, a tech startup hub, in Washington July 3, 2014. U.S. employment growth jumped in June and the jobless rate closed in on a six-year low, decisive evidence the economy was moving forward at a brisk clip after a surprisingly big slump at the start of the year. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque KEVIN LAMARQUE / Reuters

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President Barack Obama visited the patriotically named Washington start-up hub 1776 on the day before the Fourth of July. 1776 pairs start-ups dealing with issues like education, energy, health care, and government with assets in the nation’s capital. During his tour, Obama touted a new jobs report that showed unemployment hit a near six-year low and said the incubator was the best place to visit on the eve of Independence Day.

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