(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama will hold a previously-unscheduled news conference Thursday in the East Room of the White House.
The 11 a.m. news conference is expected to focus on jobs, and not just the president's jobs creation package; the president will also likely comment on the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who died Wednesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer.
The president issued a statement following the news of Jobs' death, calling him "among the greatest of American innovators."
Jobs, he said was, "brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it."
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