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  • President-elect Donald Trump convenes a gathering of leaders of some of the largest technology companies at his New York headquarters on Wednesday as he continues to hold meetings before taking office on Jan. 20. *Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos. *Palantir Technologies Inc CEO Alex Karp.

  • *OPEC, Russian oil output at record highs. *Saudi price war could undermine OPEC promise. NEW YORK, Dec 6- Oil prices on Tuesday ended lower for the first time since OPEC agreed on Nov. 30 to cut output, as data showing record high production in the producer group fed skepticism that it would be able to reduce supplies.

  • *OPEC, Russian oil output at record highs. *Saudi price war could undermine OPEC promise. NEW YORK, Dec 6- Oil prices on Tuesday ended lower for the first time in a week since OPEC agreed to cut output on growing skepticism that the cartel would be able to reduce supplies as data showed record high production in most major export regions.

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for 2012 Republican presidential nomination in...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 28- U.S. companies are looking for ways to persuade President-elect Donald Trump to soften his threats to cancel the Obama administration's opening to Cuba, a reversal they fear could cost them hundreds of millions of dollars. During his campaign, Trump said he thought restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba was fine, but that Democratic President...

  • *Nigeria sees OPEC expert consensus on Tuesday. NEW YORK, Nov 22- Oil ended little changed on Tuesday in volatile trade that saw prices rise and fall by $1 a barrel depending on the latest comment from OPEC officials at a technical conference in Vienna on whether the cartel members would agree to an output cut. During the session, Brent gained $1 a barrel, bringing it...

  • Nov 21- President-elect Donald Trump, working to fill administration positions ahead of his inauguration on Jan. 20, was scheduled to hold talks in New York on Monday with former Texas Governor Rick Perry, who is being considered for Cabinet posts including defense, energy and veterans affairs. Trump met with aides and contenders for top U.S. posts over the...

  • Nov 21- Tyson Foods Inc reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday and said Chief Executive Donnie Smith would step down at the end of the year as the No. 1 U.S. meat processor looked to sell more branded prepared foods. "The board's decision to name Tom CEO at this time was based on both his track record and how his skills align with the company's...

  • *4th- qtr profit $0.96/ shr vs. est. Nov 21- Tyson Foods Inc posted a lower-than-expected quarterly profit and said Chief Executive Donnie Smith would step down at the end of the year as the No. 1 U.S. meat processor looks to expand its presence in branded prepared foods. Tyson, whose shares were down 13.8 percent in premarket trading on Monday, said its president, Tom...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President-elect Donald Trump held talks on Saturday with 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a meeting between famous foes fueling speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President-elect Donald Trump held talks on Saturday with 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a meeting between famous foes fueling speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 19- President-elect Donald Trump held talks on Saturday with 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a meeting between famous foes fueling speculation that Romney could be in line to be the new U.S. secretary of state. On Friday it was announced that Trump had chosen Republican Senator Jeff Sessions to be attorney general, retired...

  • 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...

  • 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...