The United Nations estimates that more than 100,000 Syrians have died since the country’s civil war began in March 2011. More die every day. But the U.S. is not considering military action to save them.
President Barack Obama, asked about former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers as a candidate for Federal Reserve chairman, said Summers is being unfairly criticized in public debate about the selection, lawmakers said after a private meeting with the president.
President Barack Obama plans to name Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin as deputy Treasury Secretary, making her the highest-ranking woman in the history of the Treasury department, according to two people familiar with the matter.
President Barack Obama plans to nominate Federal Reserve Governor Sarah Bloom Raskin to be deputy Treasury secretary, the White House said in a statement, which would make her the highest-ranking woman in the history of the department.