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Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross confirmed as Trump's commerce secretary

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 05:50

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Mr Ross agreed to divest nearly all his personal holdings, among other things, to take the post.

Washington

WILBUR Ross Jr, a former banker and investor who earned billions during decades of buying and selling industries and whom President Donald Trump has touted to lead his trade negotiations, was confirmed as secretary of commerce by the Senate in a 72-to-27 vote on Monday night.

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