U.S. Commerce Secretary Bryson resigns
WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) - U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson on Thursday announced his resignation, two weeks after he suffered a seizure and went on medical leave. Bryson sent a letter of resignation to President Obama on Wednesday night and told Commerce staff Thursday morning. The Commerce secretary was involved in several hit-and-run car accidents in California on June 9. He was reportedly found unconscious after the second incident and taken to the hospital. Two days later he took a medical leave. Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank will continue in that role, the White House said. Bryson, 68, served less than a year.