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  • ** FILE ** Gene Sperling, counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, arrives for the tax cut extension bill to be signed by President Obama during a ceremony at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington on Dec. 17, 2010. Mr. Obama was set to name Mr. Sperling director of the National Economic Council on Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Obama to name Sperling to top economic post

    President Obama will name Gene Sperling as director of the National Economic Council on Friday, a move that will place a veteran policy and political player in the White House to work with a divided Congress.


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