Death of 'jobs council': Mission accomplished

Two years ago, President Barack Obama, perhaps sensing from GOP gains in the 2010 elections that voters hadnā€™t been overwhelmed by his economic accomplishments, announced with considerable fanfare the creation of a jobs council comprising leaders of such prestigious businesses as General Electric, American Express and Boeing. The members were supposed to advise Mr. Obama ā€” who has almost no private-sector work experience ā€” how to boost job creation.