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Inside Washington (08/30/2011)
* WASHINGTON (8/31/11)--President Barack Obama will nominate Alan B. Krueger as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). If Krueger is confirmed, he will be designated as chairman of the council, the White House said. Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University, where he has held faculty appointments in the Economics Department and Woodrow Wilson School since 1987. He is also the founding director of the Princeton University Survey Research Center. Krueger previously served as assistant secretary for economic policy and chief economist at the U.S. Department of the Treasury (2009-10) and as chief economist at the U.S. Department of Labor (1994-95). He was the chief economist for the National Council on Economic Education from 2003 to 2009 … * WASHINGTON (8/31/11)--A consumer credit-card complaint website created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is not routing complaints properly. Jen Howard, a CFPB spokesperson, said some card issuers did not receive complaints filed through the agency’s website because of “browser compatibility issues” (Bloomberg Aug. 30). Howard said the CFPB will resolve the issue within weeks, though she did not say how many complaints were held up. The complaint system, required by the Dodd-Frank Act, was launched on July 21. Banks are concerned they will be blamed for unanswered complaints, said Richard Hunt, president of the Consumer Bankers Association …


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