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  • U.S. President-elect Donald Trump stands with Todd Ricketts, co-owner of the MLB baseball team the Chicago Cubs, following their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.  REUTERS/Mike Segar - RTSSFPL
    November 30, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump announced two more Cabinet picks on Wednesday: Goldman Sachs veteran Steven Mnuchin for treasury secretary and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary. He also chose a deputy for Ross: Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts. On Twitter, Mr. Trump said he would stay “completely out of business operations” to focus on the presidency. Lisa Desjardins reports. Continue reading

  • Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, chairman of WL Ross & Co. departs Trump Tower after a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump. Photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters
    November 30, 2016  

    President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed economic team suggests a preference for Wall Street veterans, in a reversal of his campaign promise to surround himself with establishment outsiders. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of The Brookings Institution about the “elite” appointments, the controversial Goldman Sachs background of Steven Mnuchin and why Wilbur Ross carries so much influence. Continue reading

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    November 30, 2016  

    On Wednesday, President-elect Donald Trump announced billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as his choice to head the Department of Commerce. Hari Sreenivasan asks Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a leading Senate Republican, about how Ross’ business dealings will be evaluated for potential conflicts of interest, Mr. Trump’s approach to trade policy and the expected economic priorities of the new government. Continue reading

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    President Barack Obama named a third prominent Republican to his Cabinet Tuesday, selecting Sen. Judd Gregg of New Hampshire as his replacement pick for commerce secretary. Continue reading