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Candidates to Replace Summers

On September 21st, Larry Summers announced that he would resign as Chairman of the National Economic Council by the end of the year, marking the third member of President Obama's team of economic advisors to leave the administration in recent months.

As Summers returns to a teaching job at Harvard University, the vacuum created by his departure begs the question – who will fill the position?

The answer could have a far-reaching impact on the economy, and it pays to know who will help guide the president in his decisions.

Based upon buzz following Summer’s announcement, here are several possible candidates for this key White House position, along with credentials for each.

Posted 22 Sept 2010

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