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Obama determined to ‘spark innovation’

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President Barack Obama expressed his determination yesterday to ‘spark the minds of innovators’ in the US, making the country more competitive by introducing new products and technologies.
“It starts by making sure that every single child can get a good education and every American can afford college or career training,” the president said in his weekly radio address.
“Because that’s what will help light the spark in the minds of innovators -- and ensure that our people have the skills to work for innovative companies,” he added.
The remarks came after Obama, in his State of the Union address, tried to lift his nation’s gaze beyond its current economic malaise and toward the challenge posed by rising economic rivals.
While acknowledging the urgent need to bring back jobs and re-ignite growth, Obama cast America’s economic stasis against the breakneck rise of China and India, as he detailed a plan to ensure America ‘wins the future’.