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  • Obama to nominate Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary

    Obama to nominate Penny Pritzker as Commerce secretary
    WASHINGTON – Making official what many Democrats have expected for weeks, President Obama plans to nominate Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker, a longtime political supporter and heavyweight fundraiser, as his new Commerce secretary on Thursday morning. 
  • Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker confirmed by Senate

    Commerce Secretary Penny  Pritzker confirmed by Senate
    WASHINGTON — Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker was confirmed Tuesday as President Obama’s secretary of Commerce in a 97-1 Senate vote. Pritzker, a Democratic mega-donor whose family founded the Hyatt Hotel chain, was the president’s...

    White House to review use of Americans' personal info

    White House to review use of Americans' personal info
    WASHINGTON – White House advisor John Podesta took on a new role Thursday as the administration’s “big data” point person, launching a sweeping review of how the government and businesses use large caches of personal information...

    U.S. launches initiative to increase exports to Latin America

    U.S. launches initiative to increase exports to Latin America
    Days after the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement's implementation, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker unveiled a new initiative aimed at  increasing business with trade partners in Latin America. The “Look South&...

    Immigration reform must be top priority, Commerce secretary says

    Immigration reform must be top priority, Commerce secretary says
    For the second time in a week, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker publicly expressed her support for immigration reform. "Put simply, this must be at the top of our to-do list," Pritzker said Thursday at an event for the Los Angeles World Affairs...