Obama cites jobs payoff from Asia trip




BALI, Indonesia (AP) -- President Barack Obama says his just-completed trip through the Asia-Pacific was all about creating American jobs, boosting exports and finding new markets in an explosively growing part of the world.

The president, who is en route back to Washington from Indonesia after nine days away, devoted his weekly radio and Internet address Saturday to talking up trade and overseas investment as the way to restore America's economic might and manufacturing prowess.

Obama boasted of a newly inked multibillion-dollar commitment between Boeing and an Indonesian air carrier, and of progress on a regional free trade deal in the Asia-Pacific that could pay off for U.S. jobs