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Commerce chief Ross admits to selling Air Lease stock

Jeffry Bartash

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross acknowledged last week he sold shares of a stock well after he had promised to divest his holdings, saying he had basically lost track of his investment. The Washington Post says Ross told a government ethics agency that some 1,631 shares he owned in Air Lease Corp. (al) were held in a separate account under a different name than most of his investments. Ross was a director for Air Lease from 2010 to 2013.