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Ross to protect US workers, tear up bad trade deals if confirmed as commerce secretary

Trump's nominee seen as pragmatic, whose knowledge will help in renegotiating bad deals

Having been tapped by Mr Trump to lead the charge on America's worldwide trade relationships, Mr Ross told members of Congress, he would focus first on Nafta. "We cannot afford trade that is inherently bad for American workers and for American businesses," he says.

Mexico City

WITH a panel of senators questioning him, billionaire investor Wilbur Ross stayed on message: If confirmed as President Donald Trump's commerce secretary, he would protect American workers and tear up bad trade deals that harmed US industry.

And yet, for more than a...

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