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A furniture store posts a “Going Out of Business” sign in a residential strip mall November 11, 2008, in Manassas, Virginia. US President-elect Barack Obama has called for urgent action to prop up the flagging US economy and stop the hemorrhage of jobs, arguing that there was not “a moment to lose.” In his first weekly radio address since his decisive election victory, the Illinois Democrat on November 8, 2008 said he wanted to reassure Americans that his administration would “hit the ground running on January 20th because we don’t have a moment to lose.” AFP Photo / Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)