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Obama names consumer advocate Warren to new post

4 years ago September 17, 2010 Sep 17, 2010 Friday, September 17 2010 Friday, September 17, 2010 12:09:17 PM EDT in News
Source: Associated Press

President Barack Obama has named Wall Street critic Elizabeth Warren to help oversee creation of a new agency to look out for the interests of consumers in their dealings with banks, mortgage companies and other financial institutions.

Obama says the agency was Warren's idea so it only makes sense that she be "the architect" working with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to get it up and running.

Despite her many critics on Wall Street and in the financial industry, Obama says that both he and Geithner agree that Warren is the best person for the job.

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