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The ABC interview followed Mr. Obama’s weekly radio address on Saturday, in which he increased the figures for his stimulus plan, saying it could save or create between 3.3 million and 4.1 million jobs, a jump of more than 1 million from his previous estimate.

The president-elect’s week ahead will be busy.

On Monday, Mr. Obama will meet with Mexican President Felipe Calderon. The majority of his Cabinet picks face confirmation hearings this week in the Senate.

Mr. Obama said he is confident his attorney-general nominee, Eric Holder, will be confirmed despite expected resistance from Senate Republicans. He noted that Mr. Holder has said his role in President Clinton’s pardon of Marc Rich was a mistake, and he insisted no one is more qualified.

“This is a man of unimpeachable integrity. I have every confidence that he will be confirmed,” he said.