Report: Netanyahu to hold onto Finance portfolio

Prime Minister-designate Binyamin Netanyahu has decided to hold onto the Finance portfolio in the coming government, Channel 2 reported Thursday, quoting sources close to the Likud chairman. According to the report, Netanyahu intends to name a senior businessman as an adjunct and appoint him "minister in the Finance Ministry," a post that was held by Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit, currently of Kadima, during Netanyahu's previous tenure as finance minister in the Sharon government.