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On the Slide: Larry Summers loses out on his dream job

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Larry Summers can keep a whip count, even if the president can’t. When a fourth Senate Banking Committee Democrat, Jon Tester of Montana, came out against the 58-year-old Harvard economist’s presumed candidacy for Federal Reserve chairman, Summers did the math and withdrew his name from consideration. Until then, Summers was reportedly President Obama’s choice to take over from Ben Bernanke in...

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