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**FILE** In this photo from Feb. 1, President Obama makes a statement in the Grand Foyer of the White House. From left: Council of Economic Council Chair Christina Romer; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; the president; Budget Director Peter Orszag and chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** In this photo from Feb. 1, President Obama makes a statement in the Grand Foyer of the White House. From left: Council of Economic Council Chair Christina Romer; Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner; the president; Budget Director Peter Orszag and chief economic adviser Lawrence Summers. (Associated Press)

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