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Obama to face first media grilling on economic plans

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Obama to face first media grilling on economic plans


Barack Obama will meet a specially-assembled board of advisors today to work through proposals on tackling the economic problems his administration will face.

And in what promises to be a tough day for the president-elect, he will then have to deal with a grilling from the media on those plans. Obama’s promises to turn around the economy are seen as the main reason he got elected.

In his first post-election news conference the incoming leader will also be quized about who he intends to pick to help him run the country.

President George Bush has already said his administration will cooperate with Obama’s team to ensure a smooth handover in January.

The main interest will be on who gets the key Treasury Post. The speculation is falling on candidates with previous experience in the job, or at the Federal Reserve.

One postholder is already known. Rahm Emmanuel will be Obama’s Chief of Staff.

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