U.S. President Barack Obama (L) listens to engineer Rod Washington as he tours Vacon, a company that manufactures AC drives, during a visit to Raleigh, North Carolina January 15, 2014. At right is ... more 
U.S. President Barack Obama (L) listens to engineer Rod Washington as he tours Vacon, a company that manufactures AC drives, during a visit to Raleigh, North Carolina January 15, 2014. At right is Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. Obama's visit is aimed at drawing attention to a manufacturing initiative he promised last year to identify hubs linking ground-breaking research with businesses that could use the innovation commercially. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS BUSINESS) less 
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