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Obama will visit Cree in Durham during Triangle tour Monday

Cree, the LED lighting company based in Durham, will host President Barack Obama on Monday, the White House announced today.

Obama will tour the company and make remarks to workers at Cree, again. Obama made a similar stop at Cree in May 2008 when the Democratic presidential candidate was stumping for votes in North Carolina.

During his visit to the Triangle on Monday, he's also scheduled to meet with his new Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, which he appointed this winter. The council is made up of private-sector industry leaders, including General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly and Intel CEO Paul Otellini.

Part of Monday’s discussion will revolve around manufacturing, Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, said earlier this week.

White House spokesman Adam Abrams said this morning that Obama and the council will discuss initiatives and policies to spur economic growth, promote job creation and accelerate hiring across the nation.

Obama’s trip comes after disappointing news on the jobs front. The nation’s unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in May. The economy added 54,000 jobs in May, the lowest number in eight months.

North Carolina's jobless rate also rose in April, to 9.0 percent. This state is considered a key battleground for the 2012 Presidential election.

Cree manufactures energy-efficient LED lighting and LEDs used in a wide range of other products. The company has become a darling of politicians, who tout it as an example of a green business expanding its U.S. workforce.

Vice President Joe Biden visited Cree in March 2010. In September, U.S. Sens. Kay Hagan and Richard Burr stopped by with Gov. Bev Perdue as Cree announced plans for a $135 million expansion that will add 244 jobs during the next two years.

Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda has also visited Obama at the White House to discuss more ways his administration can encourage energy efficiency.


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Hum. How long R U Libs going to Blame Bush???

Past history. Only toxic CFL's for your lib household. Or the $50 LED bulbs.

Will you libs dispose of your CFL's correctly? They have toxic mercury in them! You cannot throw them in the trash. Stop blaming Bush. He is no longer presbo.

Will you call hassmat if your break a toxic mercury CFL in your house? The lib gov says you have to.

Maybe we need to search your garbage & have you prosecuted if you throw out mercury laiden CFL's???

Enjoy....

POTUS visits Cree

Maybe President Obama can do something to pump up Cree's sagging stock price.

FYI - Bush signed the law

FYI - Bush signed the law banning standard lightbulbs.

How is that $50 LED bulb

Yep. That is right. They will be pushing this next after the failure of the toxic CFL's.

Bulbs not banned. 3 way, appliance, colored bulbs.

When we take back control. We will kill this illegal ban.

People need to do their own research

"but I did stock up on the 100 watt bulbs that will be banned, soon.

 

Remember folks, You voted for him in 2008 to prove that you aren't racist, now, you'll have to vote for someone else in 2012 to prove that you aren't stupid."

100 watt bulbs are not being banned and Obama was NOT the president that signed into law the mandate changing the efficiency of lighting.  That was part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that was signed into law by Bush. 

People need to do their own research

"but I did stock up on the 100 watt bulbs that will be banned, soon.

 

Remember folks, You voted for him in 2008 to prove that you aren't racist, now, you'll have to vote for someone else in 2012 to prove that you aren't stupid."

100 watt bulbs are not being banned and Obama was NOT the president that signed into law the mandate changing the efficiency of lighting.  That was part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 that was signed into law by Bush. 

Sassyvmw50? Huffington Post?

What a joke that "news" source is.

Ohio restaurant referenced by Obama is closing

http://www.fox19.com/Global/story.asp?S=14872850

Ohio restaurant referenced by Obama is closing

 

a lie

not at all. the restauant he visited in toledo DID CLOSE DOWN. 

Green strategy?

I guess part of the elites' green strategy is to force parents to decide between buying a new lightbulb and feeding their kids dinner. [chuckle] I hope the change is all you hoped for.

I don't have enough green to afford Led lighting for my home

but I did stock up on the 100 watt bulbs that will be banned, soon.

 

Remember folks, You voted for him in 2008 to prove that you aren't racist, now, you'll have to vote for someone else in 2012 to prove that you aren't stupid.

Nearly a week after

Nearly a week after President Barack Obama’s unannounced visit to a Rudy’s Hot Dog joint in Toledo, Ohio, the residents of Five Points are still abuzz about the unexpected presidential visit to their neighborhood.

“The locals have been driving me nuts and going crazy,” said Harry Dionyssiou, whose family operates six Rudy’s diners. “Everybody wants to sit at the same table, on the same chair that the president sat in; they want to eat the same thing that he ate.”

THIS IS FACTUAL INFORMATION FROM POLITICO...DON'T LISTEN TO THE BAGGERS SPREAD THEIR LIES
 

Awesome!

Cree is doing great work and making money at it.  Welcome to the Green economy.  This is exactly the kind of innovation that is required to keep America competitive. Obama is right to honor them with a visit. 

CREE VISIT

Please stop spreading lies bagger....all the restaurants our President has visited has seen an increase in revenue....check out today's article in Huffington Post which shows pictures of the owners and names of the restaurants. In fact, one owner in Michigan said that since President Obama visited, their sales have doubled

Why does he have to come here?

It's not like he does anything anyway.

We need Change in 2012. 

Does that sound familiar?

What is it with Obama's

What is it with Obama's fascination with Cree?  This is the 3rd trip for him and/or his VP to Cree.

Oh no, not again!

Maybe I dreamt it, but didn't Owe-bama visit Cree a couple years ago?  Owe-bama had the Cree CEO and a gang of other CEO's visit him in the White House a year or two ago.  Cree will probably be selling out to the Chinese, or be run out of business by the Chinese, within the next five years.  By visiting Cree during his visit to RTP, Owe-bama is hastening the company's demise.  Funny that the Owe-bama man was urging everyone to become professionals when he first took office; today he's telling people to become welderers.  Which is it?  I doubt that Cree employs a lot of welderers (solderers maybe), but if they do that sounds like as much fun as painting roofs white.

It looks like all the

It looks like all the donations to Democrats are starting to pay off for the Hunters. Congrats!

cree visit

obammy visited a restaurant of some note in toledo when he was pitching positives about the auto industry.  said the restaurant was a really super place to dine. 

a week later, the restaurant closed down.

to the cree ceo.........you might want to rethink obammy visiting your firm.

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