Items Tagged with 'Presidential transition of Barack Obama'


  • Obama Selects Tarullo for Open Fed Seat

    President-elect Barack Obama nominated Georgetown University Law Professor and former Clinton administration official Daniel Tarullo to an open seat on the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors Thursday morning at a Chicago news conference.
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  • HUD's Got a New Man: It's New York's Donovan

    In an announcement that topped off a radio address given Saturday, President-elect Barack Obama nominated New York City's commissioner of Housing Preservation and Development, Shaun Donovan, as the next secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Once the acting general deputy assistant secretary for housing, Donovan will take over for commissioner Brian Montgomery after the transition to the Obama Administration next year.
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  • Obama Names Former Fed Chairman to New Advisory Board

    President-elect Barack Obama hasn't taken any vacation days this week as he names critical staff and advisors he will come to rely on during the next four years of his administration. In a press conference Wednesay -- the third day in a row he has held a press conference -- he named an advisor that will assist him in a new board designed to lead the economy out of crisis and into recovery: a man commonly credited with having led the early 1980s economy into a recession -- former Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker.
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  • Obama's "Dream Team" Takes Shape

    They've been called "the dream team" -- dubbed by supporters as brilliant, outstanding and exceptionally talented, President-elect Barack Obama unveiled nominations for his administration's economic team Monday. Among them is current New York Federal Reserve President Timothy Geithner, who Obama has tabbed as the next secretary of the U.S. Treasury, a position that will undoubtedly shape the tenor of the mortgage financial market for the next four years.
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