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Trump poised to pick oil tycoon Rex Tillerson for secretary of State: reports

CTV News 247 sources

President-elect Donald Trump moved closer to nominating Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of State Saturday, meeting privately with the business leader for the second time in a week. Trump's transition team cautioned that no…

Republicans sweep Louisiana runoffs, ending 2016 elections

The 2016 campaign season has finally ended.

Qatar, Glencore to buy 19.5 percent stake in Russia state oil major Rosneft

CNBC / World 9 sources

The Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore signed a deal on Saturday to buy 19.5 percent of Rosneft, which said it would receive $11.37 billion.

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'THEY WANT TO BE STRONG' Trump calls leading US armed forces a 'great honor and responsibility'

Fox News 2 sources

Donald Trump on Saturday at the annual Army-Navy football game praised the athletes on the field and the service academies’ students in the stands whom he’ll soon command as president, calling them “amazing people.”

Italy's Gentiloni Summoned by President, Probable Prime Minister

Bloomberg 31 sources

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been summoned to a meeting with Italy's head of state and is expected to be offered the post of prime minister. The office of President Sergio Mattarella said in an emailed statement that he had…

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Dane County completes presidential election recount with no major discrepancies reported

Madison.com / News 3 sources

Dane County finished its recount of ballots cast in the Nov. 8 presidential election Saturday night, well ahead of Monday’s deadline and under budget, County Clerk Scott McDonell said.

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John Kennedy defeats Foster Campbell for Louisiana's open U.S. Senate seat

NOLA.com 105 sources

Kennedy, 65, will join an emboldened Republican Party in Washington.

Conflict over Russia is rocky start for Trump and intelligence agencies

Reuters 39 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump's rejection this weekend of U.S. intelligence analysts' conclusion that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help him win the White House is the latest in a string of conflicts…

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Trump's cabinet takes shape, and it looks like him ...

CSMonitor.com 5 sources

Donald Trump is building a cabinet in his own image – wealthy, bold, and politically inexperienced – to deliver on his populist promises.

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Oil-Producing Countries Agree to Cut Output Along With OPEC

Oil-producing nations struck a deal to cut output along with OPEC, a pact designed to reduce a global oversupply of crude, lift prices and lend support to economies hurt by a two-year market slump.

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'MOVE ON' Trump team responds to Obama's call to probe Russian-related hacking

Fox News 57 sources

Donald Trump’s presidential transition team late Friday criticized President Obama's order for a full-scale review of campaign-season cyber-attacks allegedly linked to Russia, saying it’s “time to move on.”

Schumer calls for full congressional investigation of Russian interference

The CIA's findings that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency are both "stunning and not surprising," the next leader of Senate Democrats said, raising the need for Congress to conduct a full…

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There is a dark side to Canada's housing boom

Rock-bottom interest rates have made big mortgages look less expensive, lighting a fire under house prices. But for many homeowners, when rates start rising, it won’t end well

Change is brewing at Surly after abrasive split with co-founder

Seemingly unstoppable over the past decade as it went from two to 365 employees and opened a $35 million facility in Minneapolis, Surly Brewing hit its first sour patch in October when its co-founding brewmaster abruptly quit.

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Non-OPEC Joins OPEC in First Global Oil Cuts in 15 Years

Bloomberg 33 sources

Russia and several other non-OPEC nations pledged to curb oil production next year at a meeting in Vienna, joining forces with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to end a global glut that's crashed oil prices and shaken…

John Glenn: A 'throttle up' life of courage

CSMonitor.com 59 sources

John Glenn offered an indelible portrait of American courage as a wartime aviator, test pilot, and astronaut. He was the embodiment of the nation's 'spirit of discovery.' By Peter Grier, Staff writer December 9, 2016. Save for later Saved.…

Saturday, Dec 10

Oil exec is leading candidate for secretary of state

CBS News 103 sources

Exxon oil executive was slated to meet with Donald Trump at Trump Tower

Rudy Giuliani Won't Be Trump's Secretary Of State

The Huffington Post 134 sources

Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has removed his name from consideration for a position in President-elect Donald Trump’s new administration, the Trump transition team said on Friday.

Russia acted in election to boost Trump, CIA officials say

StarTribune.com 219 sources

In a secret assessment shared with key senators, CIA briefers said it was now “quite clear” that electing Trump was Russia’s goal, the Washington Post reported, citing officials.

WALL STREET VET Goldman banker to lead Trump's Economic Council

Fox News 137 sources

President-elect Donald Trump has picked Goldman Sachs veteran Gary Cohn to head up the National Economic Council, Fox News confirmed Friday.

Friday, Dec 9

Obama orders intelligence community review of 2016 election hacking

Fox News 260 sources

President Obama has ordered his intelligence agencies to conduct a review of hacking during the 2016 presidential election and present their findings before he leaves office, a top adviser said Friday.

South Korea's National Assembly Votes To Impeach President Park Geun-Hye

The Huffington Post 447 sources

South Korea’s national assembly voted on Friday to impeach President Park Geun-hye, escalating the country’s enormous political scandal and potentially paving the way for early elections next year. 234 out of 300 lawmakers cast their…

Trump to name Andrew Puzder, a fast-food CEO and critic of substantially raising the minimum wage, to head the Labor Department

The president-elect is turning to a business executive who opposes many of the pro-worker policies introduced by Labor Secretary Tom Perez. Puzder, who runs the parent company of Hardee’s and Carl’s Jr., is an opponent of rules that would…

First American to orbit Earth, a 20th-century hero, dies

Washington Post 601 sources

One of the original “Magnificent Seven” astronauts in NASA’s Mercury program, John Glenn captured the nation’s attention in 1962 when he first circumnavigated the globe. He went on to serve four terms as a U.S. senator from Ohio, and he…

Thursday, Dec 8

Trump's Labor Department pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates

Reuters 195 sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President-elect Donald Trump will name fast-food executive Andy Puzder to head the U.S. Department of Labor, according to a source familiar with the matter, in an appointment likely to antagonize organised labour.

Trump Picks GOP Oil Industry Ally Scott Pruitt to Lead EPA

NBC News 242 sources

Donald Trump intends to select Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, a senior transition official confirmed to NBC News Wednesday, the clearest sign yet the president-elect will pursue an…

RECOUNT HALTED: Federal judge seals Trump's win in Michigan

Fox News 89 sources

A federal judge who ordered Michigan to begin its recount effectively ended it on Wednesday, tying his decision to a state court ruling that found Green Party candidate Jill Stein had no legal standing to request another look at ballots.

TRUMP VS. UNION CHIEF Twitter war breaks out after Carrier labor leader blasts jobs deal

Fox News 147 sources

After sparring with Boeing over the allegedly soaring cost of the next Air Force One, President-elect Trump is now clashing over social media with the head of United Steelworkers 1999 – after Jones criticized his deal to discourage air…

Wednesday, Dec 7

Live: Donald Trump named Time magazine's Person of the Year

CNBC / World 264 sources

Our live blog is tracking market reaction as President-elect Donald Trump is named Person of the Year by Time magazine.

Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary: New Orleans at war

NOLA.com 464 sources

On Dec. 7, 1941 -- a 'date which will live in infamy' -- Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, prompting the official U.S. entry into World War II. Just like that, everything changed.

SoftBank CEO Tells Trump He'll Invest $50 Billion in Startup

Bloomberg 214 sources

SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son told President-elect Donald Trump he would create 50,000 new jobs in the U.S. through a $50 billion investment in startups and new companies. The money will come from SoftBank's…

Tuesday, Dec 6

Trump Threatens to Cancel Air Force One Order

NBC News 396 sources

Tuesday morning, Trump tweeted that the cost of Boeing's new Air Force One is "out of control." Boeing's stock slid 1 percent.

U.S. Supreme Court backs Samsung in smartphone fight with Apple

Reuters 169 sources

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that the South Korean company had to pay a $399 million penalty to its American…

Amazon Go reinvents grocery store: No lines, no cash - CNET

CNET 184 sources

It may look like shoplifting, but it's actually Amazon's latest real-world shopping experiment.

Trump, ex-Vice President Gore meet to talk climate policy

Reuters 162 sources

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against climate change, and Donald Trump, who at one point called it a hoax, met on Monday in what Gore called a "productive" session.