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Obama chooses CEO group to advise on economy

U.S. President Barack Obama named a group of top corporate executives Wednesday to join a new economic advisory panel, the latest move to boost the economy and reach out to the business community. Get the full story »

Austan Goolsbee to lead Obama’s economic council

President Barack Obama meets with senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Austan Dean Goolsbee and Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel in 2009. (Nancy Stone/ Chicago Tribune)

President Barack Obama has chosen one of his longtime economic advisers, Austan Goolsbee, to be the chairman of his Council of Economic Advisers, a White House official said ahead of the formal announcement Friday.

Goolsbee, a University of Chicago professor of economics, is one of three economists on the council. He already has been confirmed to the council by the Senate. Get the full story >>