Obama Trumpets Asia Trip As Boost To US Economy

"WASHINGTON – President Barack Obamas eight-day trip to Asia produced no tangible wins for the United States, though he is citing talks with Asian allies that he says could help create thousands of job and open new markets for American goods in the future. Citing progress on a trip that took him from Tokyo to Seoul, Obama noted that ""Asia is a region where we now buy more goods and do more trade with than any other place in the world — commerce that supports millions of jobs back home."" ""I spoke with leaders in every nation I visited about what we can do to sustain this economic recovery and bring back jobs and prosperity for our people — a task I will continue to focus on relentlessly in the weeks and months ahead,"" Obama said in his weekly radio and Internet address taped while he was in Seoul, the South Korean capital, and released Saturday. The president pitched his trip as a way to reintroduce the U.S. to those trading partners, including China."