WASHINGTON -- With the selection of his top economic advisers, President-elect Bill Clinton has opted for a set of policymakers who are wise in the ways of Capitol Hill and Wall Street.

It is a powerful combination of people who know how to get legislation through Congress and how to make money in financial markets. Equally important, Clinton will have people at his side from the business community who will be sensitive to budget decisions that might undermine the confidence of investors and rattle markets around the globe.

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