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Steven Mnuchin wins slim vote for Treasury secretary — now he goes to work on taxes and regulations

Steven Mnuchin wins slim vote for Treasury secretary — now he goes to work on taxes and regulations

Following a bruising confirmation battle that centered on his actions as head of Pasadena’s OneWest Bank, Wall Street executive Steven T. Mnuchin was narrowly confirmed by the Senate as Treasury secretary on Monday.

Mnuchin becomes one of President Trump’s top Cabinet officers. He immediately faces a packed agenda.

The wealthy hedge fund manager and Hollywood movie producer will be a key administration player on boosting economic growth and reducing financial regulations. He takes office with looming deadlines, including a need to increase the debt limit next month and to decide by April 15 whether to label China a currency manipulator and possibly...

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