Obama Has Crisis Meeting on Economy

WASHINGTON (AP) - President-elect Barack Obama is huddling with
congressional leaders today on the economy.
Having moved into a Washington hotel last night, Obama meets
with top lawmakers on the stimulus plan whose quick passage he says
is vital.
Over the weekend, he said without prompt action the economy
could slide much further and the jobless rate could quickly hit
double-digit levels.
He was hoping Congress would give him something to sign the day
he's sworn in. But Republicans are demanding time to look over
There's more than the economic crisis to worry about. Obama
still must choose an intelligence chief. And now that Bill
Richardson's yanked his name amid a contracting probe, the
president-elect must pick a new commerce secretary.

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