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Trump picks loyalists for economic posts, Obamacare critic for cabinet

NEW YORK: US President-elect Donald Trump chose a former Goldman Sachs banker and a billionaire investor on Tuesday to steer economic policy in his administration and a fierce Obamacare critic to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature healthcare programmes. Republican Trump is expected to name Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood financier, as his nominee for Treasury secretary, a source said, putting a Wall Street veteran in the top US economic Cabinet post. Mnuchin, who spent 17 years at…

Trump packs transition team with loyalists and family

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: President-elect Donald Trump began laying the groundwork on Friday to take office on Jan. 20, 2017, gathering the most loyal advisers from his insurgent campaign and three of his children to plot his transition strategy. Trump put Vice President-elect Mike Pence in charge of his White House transition team, while demoting his former transition chief, tarnished New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, to one of the six vice-chair posts. Daughter Ivanka and sons Eric and Donald Jr. and son-in-law Jared…