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Obama to nominate former energy executive for commerce secretary

By Agence France-Presse
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 13:32 EDT
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WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Barack Obama will Tuesday nominate businessman John Bryson as his pick for commerce secretary, in another sign of his wish to mend ties with the US private sector.

Two White House officials confirmed on condition of anonymity that Obama would name Bryson, the former head of Edison International, a leading energy firm founded in California, at an announcement at the White House at 1715 GMT.

Bryson, who needs to be confirmed by the Senate, would replace Commerce Secretary Gary Locke, the Chinese-American former Washington state governor whom Obama has nominated to be the next US ambassador to China.

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