Politics & Government

December 17, 2008

Obama to fill SEC, transportation and trade roles

President-elect Barack Obama has made his selections for Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, transportation secretary and U.S. trade representative, insiders said Wednesday. The trio, former SEC commissioner Mary Schapiro, retiring Illinois Rep. Ray LaHood and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk, could play an important collective role in restoring investor confidence and reviving the nation's economy.

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