The New York Times' Zeleny: “William M. Daley, who was commerce secretary in the Clinton administration, visited the West Wing to meet with the president and other advisers for a final series of discussions about serving as chief of staff. He has told associates he would accept the job if an offer was extended, and officials said Mr. Obama was favoring him. Gene Sperling, a counselor to Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, was expected to be named on Friday as the director of the National Economic Council, the top economic policy job inside the White House. Mr. Sperling also held the position in the Clinton administration.”
“President Obama will address the U.S. Chamber of Commerce [on Feb. 7], underscoring his dramatic recent efforts to shed his administration’s anti-business image,” The Hill writes.