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Obama taps Krueger for top economist

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 02:12

Aug. 29 - U.S. President Barack Obama said he would unveil proposals next week aimed at spurring job growth in part through infrastructure improvements as he announced he had picked Princeton economist Alan Krueger as the new chief of the Council of Economic Advisers. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday he would unveil proposals next week aimed at spurring job growth in part through infrastructure improvements. Obama made the comment as he announced he had picked Princeton economist Alan Krueger as the new chief of the Council of Economic Advisers. He said next week he would lay out a series of steps that the U.S. Congress can take immediately to put more money in the pockets of middle class families and put construction crews to work.

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Obama taps Krueger for top economist

Monday, August 29, 2011 - 02:12