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Bush's Top Economic Adviser to Step Down

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Bush's Top Economic Adviser to Step Down

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Bush's Top Economic Adviser to Step Down

Bush's Top Economic Adviser to Step Down

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The White House announced Wednesday that President Bush's top economic adviser, Al Hubbard, will step down at the end of the year.

Hubbard spearheaded several key administration efforts, including a plan to overhaul Social Security, and his resignation comes as increased mortgage defaults fuel recession fears.