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Biden economist wants businesses to "step up and make investments” in the U.S.

Aug 31, 2023
Heather Boushey of the Council of Economic Advisers talks about the challenges of implementing the president's economic agenda.
Businesses are "not making the needed investments in the things that matter most," like clean energy infrastructure and chip manufacturing, says Heather Boushey of the Council of Economic Advisers.
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Biden's top economic adviser makes the case for an expansive government role

Cecilia Rouse, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses inflation, inequality and investing in workers and infrastructure.
Cecilia Rouse, chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. “We've got a country right now where there have been winners and losers," she says, and the president wants our economic growth "to be more widely shared."
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Biden announces his "economic think tank"

Nov 30, 2020
The picks for the Council of Economic Advisers are a diverse group. If confirmed, Cecilia Rouse will be the first Black woman to lead the council.
President-elect Joe Biden has selected several labor economists for his economic team.
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Alan Krueger, noted economist who served Obama, has died

Mar 19, 2019
Alan Krueger, a groundbreaking Princeton University economist who served as a top adviser in two Democratic administrations and was an authority on the labor market, has died.
Alan Krueger smiles while shaking hands with U.S. President Barack Obama after he nominated Krueger to be the next chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers August 29, 2011 at the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.

What you need to know about Larry Kudlow

Mar 14, 2018
The CNBC senior contributor is Trump's new top economic adviser.
White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow calls on reporters during a briefing about the upcoming G7 meetings in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House June 6, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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Video: We're going on a bear hunt

Feb 13, 2017
We're talking about trade, Trumponomics and trying to run the United States government like a business.