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Key players shaping economic policy during the Obama administration

These leaders have been a driving force behind the nation's economic policies since the financial crisis of 2008.

 
 

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President Obama is launching a new economic advisory council focused on job creation and competitiveness and has named General Electric chief executive Jeffrey Immelt as its head. Immelt will lead the President's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. The council is replacing the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, which Obama created two years ago to help guide the administration's response to the recession.


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