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Below, Jan. 10 week ahead President Obama schedule issued before the Giffords tragic shootings in Tucson. The Tuesday trip to Schenectady, New York, has been canceled.

Schedule for the Week of January 10, 2011

On Monday, the President will welcome President Nicolas Sarkozy of France to the White House. As France assumes the Presidency of the G-8 and the G-20 for 2011, the President looks forward to working with President Sarkozy to sustain the global economic recovery. The two Presidents will also discuss a broad range of current foreign policy and security issues, including Lebanon, Ivory Coast, Iran, Sudan, Afghanistan, the Middle East, and counterterrorism cooperation.

On Tuesday, the President will travel to Schenectady, New York to visit the birthplace of General Electric. The site is home to GE's largest energy division, including steam turbines, generators, wind and solar, and the future home of GE's advanced battery manufacturing facility. The President will tour the site with GE CEO Jeffrey Immelt and he will make remarks on the importance of growing the economy and making America more competitive by investing in jobs, innovation and clean energy. The GE plant in Schenectady is a direct beneficiary of GE's power turbine deal with India announced during the President's trip last November.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the President will attend meetings at the White House.

On Friday, the President will attend Ambassador Holbrooke's funeral in Washington, D.C.


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