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November 07, 2008

On a day when we learn the unemployment rate is at a 15-year-high, the president-elect will hold a press conference at 2:30 PM EST in Chicago after meeting with his Transition Economic Advisory Board.

According to a press release, "The Transition Economic Advisory Board will help guide the work of the Obama-Biden transition team in developing a strong set of policies to respond to the economic crisis."

Members of the board include:

* David Bonior (Member House of Representatives 1977-2003

* Warren Buffett (Chairman and CEO, Berkshire Hathaway)-will participate via speakerphone

* Roel Campos (former SEC Commissioner)

* William Daley (Chairman of the Midwest, JP Morgan Chase; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Commerce, 1997-2000)

* William Donaldson (Former Chairman of the SEC 2003-2005

* Roger Ferguson (President and CEO, TIAA-CREF and former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve

* Jennifer Granholm (Governor, State of Michigan

* Anne Mulcahy (Chairman and CEO, Xerox)

* Richard Parsons (Chairman of the Board, Time Warner)

* Penny Pritzker (CEO, Classic Residence by Hyatt

* Robert Reich (University of California, Berkeley; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Labor, 1993-1997)

* Robert Rubin (Chairman and Director of the Executive Committee, Citigroup; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Treasury, 1995-1999)

* Eric Schmidt (Chairman and CEO, Google)

* Lawrence Summers (Harvard University; Managing Director, D.E. Shaw; Former Secretary, U.S. Dept of Treasury, 1999-2001)

* Laura Tyson (Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley; Former Chairman, National Economic Council, 1995-1996; Former Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisors, 1993-1995)

* Antonio Villaraigosa (Mayor, City of Los Angeles)

* Paul Volcker (Former Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve 1979-1987

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