FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama holds a meeting with the President's Export Council in the Executive Office Building, on the White House campus in Washing

 

              FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama holds a meeting with the President
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama holds a meeting with the President's Export Council in the Executive Office Building, on the White House campus in Washington with, from left, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO Jim McNerney, Jr., the president, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, and White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett. Back in January 2010, Obama set a lofty goal of doubling U.S. exports in five years. With just 18 months to go to 2015, that target seems to be slipping beyond reach and has vanished from White House talking points. Blame tepid U.S. manufacturing growth, the lingering weak global economy, and a stronger U.S. dollar, which makes it harder to sell American goods and services overseas. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)