UPDATE 1-Consumer agency contender Warren visits White House

(Updates with more details, background)

WASHINGTON, Aug 13 (BestGrowthStock) – Consumer advocate Elizabeth
Warren discussed the new U.S. consumer agency at the White
House but no announcement is imminent about who will lead the
agency, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said on Friday.

Gibbs said Warren was at the White House on Thursday. She
spoke with staff members including Obama’s senior adviser David
Axelrod.

“She was here to talk about the office yesterday,” said
Gibbs.

He made clear no announcement was expected soon, as Obama
prepares for travels the rest of this month.

“I do not expect any personnel announcements about this job
in the coming week,” Gibbs said.

Warren, who has long been an outspoken advocate for
consumers, is among a handful of candidates Obama is
considering to become the powerful first chief of the Consumer
Financial Protection Bureau, which was created under the
sweeping financial reform bill signed into law last month.

Many on Wall Street fiercely oppose her candidacy, but many
liberals in Obama’s Democratic Party passionately support her.
Whoever is chosen must gain Senate confirmation.
(Reporting by Steve Holland; editing by Mohammad Zargham)

UPDATE 1-Consumer agency contender Warren visits White House