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Topic - Song Won Sohn
President Obama heads into the final weeks of his re-election campaign getting little support from an economy that is growing weakly and remains threatened by political turmoil at home and economic distress overseas.
"The job report was disheartening to America, and President Obama has a bigger mountain to climb before the election" as a result, said Song Won Sohn, economics professor at California State University Channel Islands.
"The pent-up demand for cars and housing is a potential source of strength for the economy," he said. "In some cases, job gains are feeding upon itself. The bounce in retail sales and housing are creating service jobs through the multiplier effect. Service employment rose 119,000."