Obama asks CEOs for help hiring long-term jobless

President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at McGavock High School on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. Also pictured is former Vice President Al Gore, behind. (AP Photo/Wade Payne)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is drawing attention to businesses hiring long-term unemployed workers and is encouraging the private sector to do more to offer work to the nearly 4 million Americans who have been jobless for half a year or more.

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