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Obama to nominate Jason Furman as key economic advisor
Obama to nominate Jason Furman as key economic advisor

WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Monday is to announce the nomination of Jason Furman to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisors, elevating the longtime aide to one of the administration's most visible positions dealing with the economy. The head of the three-person council often serves as the administration's spokesperson on economic issues, helping explain policy to the public and reacting to the monthly employment report and other developments. Furman would replace Alan Krueger, who is stepping down after more than a year and half in the job to return to teaching at Princeton University in the fall. Obama is scheduled to make the announcement Monday afternoon at...

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