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Kirk to Be Named Trade Representative

Sources confirm announcement planned

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    Obama is ready to beam Kirk up to the U.S. trade representative post.

    High-level sources confirmed Wednesday that President-elect Barack Obama will name former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk the U.S. trade representative.

    The announcement is planned for Friday at noon.

    Sources earlier said Kirk would be "thrilled" with the job.

    As trade representative, Kirk would negotiate trade deals with other countries on behalf of the United States.