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Trump taps Wall Street executive and Hollywood producer Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary

Trump taps Wall Street executive and Hollywood producer Steven Mnuchin for Treasury secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Steven Mnuchin, a wealthy Wall Street executive and Hollywood movie producer who served as his campaign finance chairman, to be the next Treasury secretary.

Although there was no official announcement, Mnuchin confirmed the appointment Wednesday morning during an appearance on CNBC along with fellow billionaire Wilbur Ross, who said he had been tapped by Trump to be Commerce secretary.

“We’re really going to be focused on economic growth and creating jobs,” Mnuchin said, citing tax reform as a key to that goal.

“Our most important priority is sustained economic growth,” he said, adding that he...

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