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US corporate leaders defend Treasury nominee against congressional critics

Lazard banker Antonio Weiss seen as being too close to Wall Street

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Mr Weiss "will be a careful steward of the Treasury debt market, and he will be a voice for strong, smart, effective financial regulation", said a letter by members of the Partnership for New York City, a non-profit group of almost 300 chief executive officers.

Washington

SOME of the biggest names on Wall Street came to the defence of US Treasury nominee Antonio Weiss - as lawmakers criticise the Lazard Ltd banker for being too close to Wall Street.

More than 60 business leaders, including Morgan Stanley's James Gorman and BlackRock Inc's