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Smooth confirmation hearing for Pritzker

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Chicago billionaire business executive Penny Pritzker testifies on Capitol Hill before the Senate Commerce Committee hearing on her nomination as secretary of commerce Thursday.

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President Barack Obama's nominee for commerce secretary was questioned briefly about her ties to a subprime mortgage lender that failed in 2001 and her role as a beneficiary of family offshore trusts in the Bahamas, but those were minor bumps in an otherwise smooth Senate confirmation hearing Thursday.
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