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  • President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet have emerged, including former CIA chief and retired General David Petraeus as a potential defense secretary, according to a Wall Street Journal report. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to be national...

  • President-elect Donald Trump's Cabinet have emerged, including former CIA chief and retired General David Petraeus as a potential defense secretary, according to a Wall Street Journal report. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn to be national...

  • *OPEC members to offer Iran flexibility on output. NEW YORK, Nov 18- Oil prices settled higher on Friday, closing out a strong week that saw crude buoyed by growing expectations that OPEC will find a way to cap production at the end of the month. While it has not yet responded to the proposal, the flexibility shown by others suggests OPEC members may be coming nearer to...

  • Nov 18- U.S. oil companies added 19 drilling rigs this week, the biggest hike since July 2015, as shale producers cautiously redeployed cash amid OPEC's plans to curb production and after Donald Trump's presidential election victory. Almost two-thirds of the rigs added since May, or 92, were in the Permian basin in west Texas and eastern New Mexico, bringing the...

  • Nov 18- U.S. oil companies added 19 drilling rigs this week, the biggest hike since July 2015, as shale producers cautiously redeploy cash amid OPEC's plans to curb production and after Donald Trump's presidential election victory. RIG-OL-USA- BHI> Since U.S. crude prices recovered from 13- year lows to around $50 a barrel, drillers have added a total of 155 oil rigs...

  • Senator Ted Cruz as a potential attorney general and North Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as secretary of state, as he works to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump said on Sunday he would hire Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and named Stephen Bannon, former head of the...

  • Senator Ted Cruz as a potential attorney general and North Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as secretary of state, as he works to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump said on Sunday he would hire Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and named Stephen Bannon, former head of the...

  • Senator Ted Cruz as a potential attorney general and North Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as secretary of state, as he works to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20. Trump said on Sunday he would hire Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff and named Stephen Bannon, former head of the...

  • Some of the largest bond requests won approval, including the biggest bond proposal in Tuesday's election: $9 billion of California general obligation debt in the state's so-called Proposition 51. This will finance new construction and modernization for K-12 and charter schools and community colleges, according to semi-official election results on the...

  • HOUSTON, Nov 9- Sunoco Logistics Partners said on Wednesday it is forming a joint venture with Exxon Mobil, giving the midstream company strategic assets near the Dakota Access line while expanding its West Texas footprint for the second time in less than two months. Exxon's contribution includes its Longview to Louisiana and Pegasus pipelines, Hawkings...

  • Some of the largest bond requests won approval, including the biggest bond proposal in Tuesday's election: $9 billion of California general obligation debt in the state's so-called Proposition 51. This will finance new construction and modernization for K-12 and charter schools and community colleges, according to semi-official election results on the...

  • *Trump election win could put Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground. NEW YORK, Nov 9- Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday as stocks and the dollar bounced back from a huge early slide following Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election. Brent futures rose 32 cents, or 0.7 percent, to settle at $46.36 a barrel, while U.S. crude gained 29 cents, or 0.6...

  • *Election win could put Iran nuclear deal on shaky ground. NEW YORK, Nov 9- Oil fell on Wednesday in choppy trading after weekly data showed another build in U.S. crude inventories, just as the market began to recover from an initial Brexit-like reaction to Donald Trump's surprise victory in the U.S. presidential election. "The dramatic increase of 170,000 barrels...

  • Donald Trump wins Arkansas, NBC News projects

    NBC News projects Donald Trump wins Arkansas, and also projects Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives. CNBC's John Harwood weighs in.

  • *Doubts remain over OPEC, producer cuts in crude output. U.S. crude stockpiles rose 4.4 million barrels in the week to Nov. 4, according to the American Petroleum Institute. Brent futures edged down 26 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $46.04 a barrel at 5:09 p.m..

  • According to the complaint, Wal-Mart questioned the fiber content of Welspun India Ltd's products as early as 2008, but waited until two months ago to halt sales of its mislabeled Egyptian cotton bed linens, following a similar halt by Target Corp.. The plaintiff, Dorothy Monahan of Michigan, said she overpaid at a Wal-Mart for Better Homes and Gardens bed...

  • *Doubts remain over OPEC, producer cuts in crude output. NEW YORK, Nov 8- Oil prices ended little changed on Tuesday as the market waited to find out who voters elected to be the next president of the United States. West Texas Intermediate contract due in part to projections of record OPEC output.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- Oil futures on Friday fell by their biggest weekly percentage decline since January of around 9 percent as signs of tensions resurfaced between Saudi Arabia and Iran that could scupper a key supply cut pact. Old disputes between Saudi Arabia and rival Iran resurfaced at a meeting of OPEC experts last week, with Riyadh saying it could raise oil...

  • Voters in this small city in the San Francisco Bay area will be voting on a penny-per-ounce soda tax Tuesday. Proponents are pushing for lawmakers in Birmingham to consider a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages to fill a shortfall for Medicaid. Voters in this small city in the San Francisco Bay will be voting on a penny-per-ounce soda tax on Nov. 8.

  • Voters in this small city in the San Francisco Bay area will be voting on a penny-per-ounce soda tax Tuesday. Proponents are pushing for lawmakers in Birmingham to consider a penny-per-ounce tax on sugary beverages to fill a shortfall for Medicaid. Voters in this small city in the San Francisco Bay will be voting on a penny-per-ounce soda tax on Nov. 8.