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  • SINGAPORE, Jan 18- Oil prices rose on Wednesday with a weaker dollar underpinning the market, although gains were limited by expectations that U.S. producers would boost output. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading up 22 cents at $52.70 per barrel at 0742 GMT. "U.S. oil has been supported by considerable weakening in the U.S. dollar over the last 24...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 18- Oil prices rose on Wednesday with a weaker dollar underpinning the market, although gains were limited by expectations that U.S. producers would boost output. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading up 17 cents at $52.65 per barrel at 0448 GMT. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were up 17 cents...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 18- Oil prices edged higher on Wednesday with a weaker dollar underpinning the market, although gains were limited by expectations that U.S. producers would boost output. West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading up 16 cents at $52.64 per barrel at 0214 GMT. "A combination of a weaker U.S. dollar and supportive comments from Saudi...

  • West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures were trading up 3 cents at $52.51 per barrel at 0058 GMT. Oil has drawn support from top crude exporter Saudi Arabia, which said it would adhere strictly to its commitment to cut output under the agreement between the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producers. Under the agreement, OPEC,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 11- The U.S. Interior Department on Wednesday recommended federal coal leasing reforms to ensure taxpayers receive the fair value of the fuel and account for its impact on climate change, but the incoming administration could derail those measures. Federal coal, primarily from Wyoming's Powder River Basin, accounts for more than 40 percent of...

  • "This opportunity is unique, maybe once in a lifetime," said Jack Gerard, president of the Washington D.C.- based American Petroleum Institute lobby group, referring to prospects for increased access to federal leases. "It would only take one serious mistake- one well to go bad- for our town's water supply to be damaged," said Josh Ewing, the leader of a southern Utah...

  • Jan 4- Big U.S. banks are set on getting Congress this year to loosen or eliminate the Volcker rule against using depositors' funds for speculative bets on the bank's own account, a test case of whether Wall Street can flex its muscle in Washington again. In interviews over the past several weeks, half a dozen industry lobbyists said they began meeting with...

  • Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of its operations in the United States as well as in Yemen, Thailand and Russia. DEFENSE SECRETARY: JAMES MATTIS Mattis is a retired Marine general...

  • Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of its operations in the United States as well as in Yemen, Thailand and Russia. DEFENSE SECRETARY: JAMES MATTIS Mattis is a retired Marine general...

  • Senate confirmation is required for all the posts except national security adviser and White House posts. A civil engineer by training, the Texan joined the world's largest energy company in 1975 and led several of its operations in the United States as well as in Yemen, Thailand and Russia. DEFENSE SECRETARY: JAMES MATTIS Mattis is a retired Marine general...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- In a wide-ranging request for documents and analysis, President-elect Donald Trump's transition team asked the Department of Homeland Security last month to assess all assets available for border wall and barrier construction. A spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border Protection declined to...

  • Richard Spencer in Washington, November 18, 2016.

    Montana's only congressional seat would be up for grabs if Rep. Ryan Zinke is confirmed as Interior secretary.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named U.S. If the Senate confirms Zinke, a Republican, to lead the Interior Department, he will head an agency that employs more than 70,000 people across the country and oversees more than 20 percent of federal land, including national parks such as Yellowstone and Yosemite. The Interior Department...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named U.S. If the Senate confirms Zinke, a Republican, to lead the Interior Department, he will head an agency that employs more than 70,000 people across the country and oversees more than 20 percent of federal land, including national parks such as Yellowstone and Yosemite. The choice of Zinke...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday named U.S. If the Senate confirms Zinke, a Republican, to lead the Interior Department, he will head an agency that employs more than 70,000 people across the country and oversees more than 20 percent of federal land, including national parks such as Yellowstone and Yosemite. The choice of Zinke...

  • The following is a list of Republican Trump's selections for top jobs in his administration; all the posts but those of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who...

  • The following is a list of Republican Trump's selections for top jobs in his administration; all the posts but those of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who...

  • The following is a list of Republican Trump's selections for top jobs in his administration; all the posts but those of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who...

  • President-elect Donald Trump on Thursday formally announced that Montana Congressman Ryan Zinke, a former Navy SEAL commander and a proponent of coal development on federal lands, as his choice for secretary of the interior. If the Senate confirms Zinke, he will head the Interior Department, which employs more than 70,000 people across the country and...

  • The following is a list of Republican Trump's selections for top jobs in his administration; all the posts but those of national security adviser, the White House chief of staff, White House director of the National Economic Council and White House strategist require Senate confirmation:. Representative Pompeo, 52, is a third-term congressman from Kansas who...