Lawrence Summers to leave Obamas economic team

Roger Altman Leading Candidate to Replace Summers

Roger Altman, former deputy treasury secretary and founder of Evercore Partners Inc., is a top candidate to replace Lawrence Summers as director of President Obama%u2019s National Economic Council, Bloomberg News said. Altman, 64, met with Obama Tuesday to discuss the job, which involves coordinating policy-making and economic advice for the president, Bloomberg News reported without naming its sources.