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Obama's West Coast Swing To Focus On Technology

President Obama will head for the West Coast on Thursday to meet with technology leaders and tour an Intel Corporation semiconductor manufacturing facility, National Journal reported.

The trip comes as the president is seeking to defend his 2012 budget proposal, which allocates funding to establish a nationwide broadband overhaul and to increase and better train the country's science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers.

Obama will depart Washington on Thursday afternoon, and he'll meet with technology business leaders that night in San Francisco.

"The meeting is a part of our ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, and get the American people back to work," said a White House official. To read more, click here.

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