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  • Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department

    Marylander Thomas Perez digs in at Labor Department
    Six weeks after taking over the U.S. Department of Labor, Marylander Thomas E. Perez is receiving praise from unions, concern from business leaders and hope from others that he will expand the agency's mission. Perez, a former Maryland labor secretary,...
  • Boeing, billionaire Penny Pritzker among Obama's donors

     Boeing, billionaire Penny Pritzker among Obama's donors
    Illinois donors to President Barack Obama’s second inauguration included aviation giant Boeing Co., which contributed $1 million, and billionaire Penny Pritzker, who gave $250,000, according to newly filed records. Pritzker, who is being vetted by...
  • Pritzker knows commerce

    Pritzker knows commerce
    When business leaders complain that President Barack Obama has been at best neglectful and at worst hostile toward the nation's job creators, they cite a long list of grievances. On the list — not high, but on the list — is that when Obama...
  • Penny Pritzker is pick as commerce secretary

     Penny Pritzker is pick as commerce secretary
    President Barack Obama lauded her skills, several prominent business groups quickly heaped praise and critics remained generally quiet after Chicago business executive Penny Pritzker was introduced Thursday as Obama's nominee to lead the Commerce...
  • John Kerry's brother, Cameron, to be acting Commerce secretary

    John Kerry's brother, Cameron, to be acting Commerce secretary
    WASHINGTON -- Cameron Kerry will serve as acting Commerce secretary starting June 1, joining his brother, Secretary of State John Kerry, in President Obama's Cabinet. Cameron Kerry, who has been general counsel at the Commerce Department since 2009,...
  • Kirk undecided on Pritzker for Commerce Secretary

    WASHINGTON—Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker has Sen. Dick Durbin’s support to become Commerce Secretary, but Sen. Mark Kirk is on the fence. Kirk, an Illinois Republican, told the Tribune on Monday that while he had met recently with...
  • Senator Kirk backs Commerce nominee Penny Pritzker

    Senator Kirk backs Commerce nominee Penny Pritzker
    WASHINGTON--Sen. Mark Kirk, an Illinois Republican, announced Tuesday that he will vote in favor of Illinois' Penny Pritzker to lead the Commerce Department. Kirk, who joins Sen. Dick Durbin, D-lll., in backing Pritzker, said in a news release the two...
  • Inside Penny Pritzker's portfolio: How a billionaire invests

    How do the wealthy stay wealthy? The mandatory financial disclosure released last week by commerce secretary nominee Penny Pritzker provides a rare look at an American billionaire's entire investment portfolio. Pritzker inherited much of her wealth,...
  • Obama cancels part of Asia trip to address shutdown

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama canceled part of his trip to Asia next week to deal with the government shutdown but for now is still planning to attend the two world summits on his schedule, the White House said Wednesday morning. Obama called...
  • Government shutdown hits fishermen, farmers, physicists

    WASHINGTON — The crabbers are getting, well, crabby. With the offices of the National Marine Fisheries Service closed because of the federal government shutdown, fishermen have been unable to get permits for the Alaska king crab season, which...
  • Government is working again, sort of

    Government is working again, sort of
    WASHINGTON — Yosemite National Park's visitor centers were open. The barricades at the World War II memorial were down. And the Giant Panda Cam was back on. Thousands of federal workers returned to their jobs Thursday after Congress passed and...