Linda McMahon

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In a rare display of bipartisanship, the U.S. Senate confirmed former wrestling executive Linda McMahon today to lead the Small Business Administration.

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Linda McMahon, the former wrestling executive and President Trump’s nominee to head the Small Business Administration, received a warm reception during her U.S. Senate confirmation hearing on Tuesday.

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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration.

McMahon is a co-founder and former CEO of the professional wrestling franchise WWE, based in Stamford, Connecticut. The 68-year-old Republican ran unsuccessfully for a U.S. Senate seat in Connecticut in 2010 and again in 2012. She and her husband, Vince McMahon, are long-time friends and former business partners of Trump. They were early supporters of his presidential campaign.

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Cindi Bigelow, president and CEO of Bigelow Tea, says women need encouragement to thrive in the business world, and that’s what drives her philanthropy in Connecticut.

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The Republican National Convention begins in Cleveland on Monday. Republicans will hear from former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker, who are billed as official Trump-Pence surrogates, as well as CNBC contributor Larry Kudlow.

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