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President Barack Obama is greeted by Joint Chiefs Chairman Adm. Mike Mullen, at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, prior to speaking about efforts to prepare veterans for the workforce. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama proposed tax credits for businesses and other initiatives on Friday to help some of America’s 1 million military veterans find work. He also vowed to press Congress to get busy on legislation to provide more near-term jobs in general when lawmakers return from their recess in September.

Citing the nation’s still wobbly economy and a new report showing unemployment remaining at over 9 percent, Obama told an audience at Washington’s Navy Yard: “We are going to get through this. Things will get better. And we’re going to get there together.”

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