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Romer, key Obama economic aide, resigning



WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says that key economic adviser Christina Romer is resigning her position to return to academia.


Romer is the head of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers. Her resignation will take effect Sept. 3.

Romer plans to return to the University of California, Berkeley as a professor of economics.

In a statement, Obama said Romer provided "extraordinary service to me and our country" in a time of economic crisis.

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