Obama considering Treasury aide Date for consumer job

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Posted: Jun 08, 2011 4:34 PM
Obama considering Treasury aide Date for consumer job

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is considering nominating Treasury aide and former banker Raj Date as head of the new consumer financial watchdog agency, a source familiar with the decision-making said on Wednesday.

Date is a close associate of Elizabeth Warren and has been working with her at Treasury to help set up new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

(Reporting by Caren Bohan; Editing by Jackie Frank)