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  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump has found an accomplished American executive in Rex Tillerson, but one whose longstanding support for free trade, international law and an expansive U.S. presence in the Middle East largely doesn't fit with what Trump has pitched to supporters. A native of Wichita Falls, Texas, Tillerson came to Exxon Mobile Corp. as a...

  • News of Tillerson's possible appointment comes as U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win the White House. Tillerson, 64, has driven Exxon's expansion in Russia for decades and opposed U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its seizure of Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded...

  • News of Tillerson's possible appointment comes as U.S. intelligence analysts have concluded that Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Trump win the White House. Tillerson, 64, has driven Exxon's expansion in Russia for decades and opposed U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia for its seizure of Crimea. Russian President Vladimir Putin awarded...

  • PARIS— The French government has announced an anti-pollution plan, including a financial boost to buy electric vehicles, as Paris and other cities in the country are emerging from a particularly severe episode of air pollution. Environment Minister Segolene Royal said Saturday professionals will get a bonus of up to 10,000 euros if they scrap their old...

  • HUNTINGTON, Ind.— A full parking lot and 50- hour workweeks belie the anxiety at the United Technologies- owned factory outside a small northeastern Indiana city, where Mike Harmon and co-workers wonder whether they aren't just stockpiling parts for when the company sends their 700 jobs to Mexico. The whole time during the campaign he talked Indianapolis,...

  • Shoppers at a Ford dealership in Schaumburg, Illinois.

    Ford is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico despite Trump's threats to impose tariffs.

  • President-elect Donald Trump walks out of an elevator speak to the media at Trump Tower on December 6, 2016 in New York City.

    Trump's Energy Department transition team sent the agency a memo this week seeking names of people who worked on climate change.

  • DETROIT— Ford Motor Co. is going ahead with plans to move small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico despite President-elect Donald Trump's recent threats to impose tariffs on companies that move work abroad. CEO Mark Fields said Ford's plan to move production of the Ford Focus from Michigan to Mexico will proceed, in part because U.S. consumers demand low...

  • The Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing dated Thursday there were 23 lost or broken mobile phones the FTC was not able to access, the agency said in the filing with the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Volkswagen Group of America said in a court filing that "despite the FTC's provocative assertion to the contrary, is not aware of any evidence that any...

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic and an advocate for expanded oil and gas development, to run the Interior Department, a Trump aide said on Friday. The official on Trump's transition team, speaking on condition of anonymity, told Reuters that Trump would nominate McMorris Rodgers to head the Interior Department, which is...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump's transition team is asking Energy Department employees for information about the agency's operations and personnel, including a list of employees and contractors who attended international meetings on climate change over the past five years. An Energy Department official called the 74 questions a hit list and...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 9- A U.S. agency involved in settlement talks with Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal raised concerns about nearly two dozen mobile phones destroyed or lost by the German carmaker. The Federal Trade Commission said in a court filing dated Thursday there were 23 lost or broken mobile phones the FTC was not able to access, the agency...

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a climate-change skeptic and an advocate for expanded oil and gas development, to run the Interior Department, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. It follows his nomination this week of an anti-regulation climate-change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, to run the Environmental...

  • U.S. Vice President Joseph 'Joe' Biden, left, speaks as Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister, listens during a First Ministers Meeting in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016.

    The Obama administration has lifted vehicle fuel standards, invested heavily in renewable energy, and pushed to curb methane gas emissions.

  • Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he doubted whether Donald Trump could undo much of the current administration's record on the environment because so many green policies have firmly taken hold. Trump, who will take over as president on Jan. 20, has said he does not believe in global warming and will name a climate change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he doubted whether Donald Trump could undo much of the current administration's record on the environment because so many green policies have firmly taken hold. Trump, who will take over as president on Jan. 20, has said he does not believe in global warming and will name a climate change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he doubted whether Donald Trump could undo much of the current administration's record on the environment because so many green policies have firmly taken hold. Trump, who will take over as president on Jan. 20, has said he does not believe in global warming and will name a climate change skeptic, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a strong advocate of increased oil and gas development who is skeptical about climate change, to run the Department of the Interior, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. McMorris Rodgers, the fourth most senior member of the House leadership, has been a supporter of efforts to expand the U.S. oil and gas...

  • OTTAWA, Ontario— Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that his government and the majority of Canada's provinces had come to an agreement on a national carbon pricing plan. But Canada's 10 provincial leaders are not unanimous in agreeing to Trudeau's carbon tax. Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall has refused to agree to the tax; Manitoba's premier said...

  • Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a strong advocate of increased oil and gas development who is skeptical about climate change, to run the Department of the Interior, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. The League of Conservation Voters, which publishes a score card ranking the environmental record of each member of Congress, gave...