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Senate confirms Pritzker as commerce secretary

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Tuesday confirmed billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker to be commerce secretary, filling a vacancy that has stood since John Bryson resigned last summer. The sweeping 97-1 vote installs Pritzker, a longtime friend of President Barack Obama, prolific fundraiser for his presidential campaigns and fellow Chicagoan, at the Commerce Department in time to...