Obama To Speak On Economy At Rhode Island College

PROVIDENCE, RI (AP) — President Barack Obama is set to visit Rhode Island College in Providence to talk about the economy.

         The White House says he will speak at the college late Friday morning about the economy and the importance of pursuing policies that help women succeed.

         Before his speech, he'll participate in a roundtable discussion with working parents, small business owners, students and faculty.

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         His trip comes in the final days before the Nov. 4 election. The White House says this is an official visit and did not announce any other public appearances, including campaign events.

         Obama has endorsed Democrat Gina Raimondo for Rhode Island governor and Democrat Jorge Elorza for Providence mayor.

         First lady Michelle Obama appeared at a get-out-the-vote rally for Raimondo on Thursday in Providence.

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