Obama Fills Key Spots on Economic Team

President Barack Obama nominated economic adviser Michael Froman as his new U.S. Trade Representative, and businesswoman and political fundraiser Penny Pritzker as Commerce Secretary. The president spoke Thursday before leaving for two days of economic-related talks in Latin America.

As Trade Representative, Froman would replace Ron Kirk, who stepped down in February after four years on the job. 

Obama called Froman “one of the world’s foremost experts on the global economy,” and said …

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