Obama statement delayed to 1:30 pm EDT

WASHINGTON Mon Aug 8, 2011 1:10pm EDT

U.S. President Barack Obama talks about military veterans entering the workforce while at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, August 5, 2011. REUTERS/Larry Downing

U.S. President Barack Obama talks about military veterans entering the workforce while at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, August 5, 2011.

Credit: Reuters/Larry Downing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama's statement to reporters about the economy would be delayed by half an hour to 1:30 p.m. EDT.

U.S. stocks tumbled after rating agency Standard & Poor's cut the country's top-tier AAA credit rating on Friday. Obama was expected to address that in his remarks.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason)

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bck555 wrote:
Obviously awaiting instructions from Geroge S.

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