Larry Summers

Lawrence Summers, former US treasury secretary and Harvard president, ignited a firestorm on gender issues a decade ago this month.

Larry Summers ‘may have done a service to women’ with his sexist remarks


A decade ago, then-Harvard president Larry Summers ignited a firestorm when he suggested women weren’t predisposed to the sciences. Eileen Pollack, author of a book on the brouhaha, credits the widely castigated Summers for at least raising the question — and says society still isn’t encouraging women in key fields.

Janet Yellen appears to have open path to leadership of Federal Reserve

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Summers Withdraws from Race to Lead Federal Reserve

Debate picks up over two leading contenders for Federal Reserve chairmanship

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Ron Suskind defends book about Obama administration

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Changes in advisors and White House staff

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Soon, there will be several changes at the top levels of the Obama administration. What are we to make of this seemingly tumultuous time?

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President Obama hosts bank leaders

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The economy received some positive news on Sunday when Larry Summers said that the recession is over. Even if you agree with Summers, it’s still hard for many to forgive and forget the role Wall Street played in creating the current economic mess.