Wilmington, November 30
President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his picks for several top economic positions on Monday, including former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his nominee for Treasury Secretary, setting the stage for a more diverse White House.
Biden named leading members of an economic team that will have to combat the crushing blows to United States workers and businesses from the Covid pandemic.
Indian-origin Neera Tanden has been named for the position of Director of the Office of Management and Budget. State Department ex-spokesperson Jen Psaki has been named White House press secretary. Cecilia Rouse, will be the Chair of the Council of Economic Adviser.
In contrast to Trump, who largely picked white men for key positions, Biden’s early appointments were shaping up to be highly diverse, including an all-women communications team unveiled on Sunday night. — Reuters
Fractures his foot
Biden got hairline fractures in his mid-foot while playing with his pet. He may require a walking boot for weeks, his doctor said.