Wilbur Ross

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Billionaire Investor Confirmed as Commerce Secretary

Senate confirms Trump nominee 72-27

(Newser) - The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team, the AP reports. The vote was 72-27. Breaking with Republican orthodoxy, Ross said the Trump administration will work quickly to re-do the North American Free Trade Agreement. That's... More »

Senate Confirms Trump Pick for UN Ambassador

Nikki Haley approved by 96-4 vote

(Newser) - The Senate confirmed President Trump's pick for US ambassador to the United Nations by a decisive margin Tuesday as GOP-led committees paved the way for three more of his Cabinet nominees to be approved just days into the new administration, the AP reports. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley won... More »

Trump Eyeing 'King of Bankruptcy' for Commerce

Wilbur Ross got his nickname buying failing companies

(Newser) - Donald Trump wants the "king of bankruptcy" to be his chief of commerce, insiders say. Wilbur Ross—who got his nickname for his success buying, rebuilding, and selling off steelmakers and other distressed companies—was an economic adviser and a generous donor to the Trump campaign, the New York ... More »

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