Wall Street Journal (02/01/13) Jared A. Favole; Colleen McCain Nelson
President Obama’s jobs council disbanded Thursday as its charter expired. The jobs council included executives from major corporations who advised Obama on ways to improve the economy. The group met four times over two years and held 18 “listening sessions” across the country. Critics say the president should have sought more advice than he did from the council. White House officials say the president implemented the council’s recommendations to take steps to create construction jobs and make it easier for people to launch small businesses, among other suggestions.