Who Are These People? : Planet Money President Obama's economics team takes shape.
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Who Are These People?

Five key spaces in President-elect Obama's economic team were filled last weekend, ending speculation (financial and otherwise) about some of the faces he will see in the Roosevelt Room and in the hallways of the West Wing. But who are these people, and what exactly are their jobs?

Obama has yet to announce his pick for the Secretary of Labor, who will coordinate benefits for the swelling ranks of the unemployed and the Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, who will be responsible for determining a long-term solution for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which are currently in the limbo of government conservatorship.

The holders of other key positions will keep their jobs: