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Departing Obama economic advisor remains optimistic about recovery
Departing Obama economic advisor remains optimistic about recovery

WASHINGTON -- Despite recent disappointing job growth, departing White House economic advisor Gene Sperling said Tuesday he remained hopeful the recovery is strengthening. “I still think there is reason for optimism, though there’s unquestionably been some mixed data," he told reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. Sperling, who has served as President Obama's top economic adviser since January 2011, will leave his White House post next month. PHOTOS: Federal Reserve chairs through the years Just a few weeks ago, it looked as if he'd be departing with the economy on a sharp upswing. Economists were widely projecting an...

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