Top Economic Adviser to Leave White House

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Washngton, D.C. (AP) - The White House says President Barack Obama's top economic adviser plans to leave the administration at the end of the year.
The White House said in a statement that Lawrence Summers will
leave his post as director of the National Economic Council to
return to Harvard University.
Summers departure comes amid a sluggish economic recovery that
has seen unemployment hover near 10 percent. He would be the third
high-level member of the Obama economic team to leave this year,
following the resignations of budget director Peter Orszag and
Christina Romer, head of the Council of Economic Advisers.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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