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  • Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as Secretary of Energy

    Rick Perry addressed nuclear weapons testing, nuclear waste storage and staffing vacancies at the National Nuclear Security Administration.

  • Perry's SNL moment at confirmation hearing

    CNBC's John Harwood reports highlights from Rick Perry's confirmation hearing be secretary of Energy.

  • Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as Secretary of Energy

    CNBC's John Harwood reports highlights from Rick Perry's confirmation hearing be secretary of Energy.

  • DENVER— Affordable energy, climate protection and a dose of partisanship dominated the first hearing Thursday of an energy subcommittee that Colorado Republicans created in anticipation of new policies under the incoming Donald Trump administration. Ray Scott of Grand Junction said the Select Committee on Energy and the Environment will deal with facts—...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Energy Department, said during a Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday that global warming caused by humans is real, but that efforts to combat it should not cost American jobs. The comment marks a shift for the former Texas governor, who had previously called the science behind...

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    "My past statements, made over five years ago, about abolishing the Department of Energy do not reflect my current thinking," Perry says.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Energy Department, said during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday that global warming caused by humans is real, but that efforts to combat it should not cost American jobs. The comment marks a shift for the former Texas governor who had previously called the science...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the U.S. Energy Department, said during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday that global warming caused by humans is real, but that efforts to combat it should not cost American jobs. The comment marks a shift for the former Texas governor who had previously called the science...

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    Overregulation is "hurting everybody," with both consumers and businesses paying the price, the Continental Resources founder tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, said during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday that he regrets having called for the department's elimination during his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.. "After being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the...

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    CNBC's John Harwood reports the latest on confirmation hearings from various Senate committees.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, said during his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday that he regrets having called for the department's elimination during his failed bid for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.. "After being briefed on so many of the vital functions of the...

  • Donald Trump's pick for the Treasury Department says that the incoming administration won't increase the government's budget deficit in an upcoming overhaul of the tax code. Steven Mnuchin told the Senate Finance Committee that the incoming Trump administration wants to make sure that "tax reform doesn't increase the size of the deficit" and wants to cuts...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, will face questioning by senators on Thursday on creating jobs in the industry and bolstering U.S. energy security- but also about an earlier proposal to abolish the agency. The energy committee senators- many of whom represent fossil fuel-producing states...

  • Rick Perry, tapped by President-elect Donald Trump to head the Energy Department, vowed to be an advocate for an agency he once pledged to eliminate and promised to rely on federal scientists, including those who work on climate change. Perry told a Senate committee on Thursday that he regrets his infamous statement about abolishing the department and...

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    How can the Trump administration replace Obamacare without falling flat on its face? Tell the states to do it instead, says Vox's Ezra Klein.

  • MOSCOW, Jan 13- Russia's Gazprom has acknowledged for the first time a threat to its dominant position in European gas market from an expected influx of liquefied natural gas produced in the United States under Donald Trump's administration. Gazprom, which supplies a third of Europe's needs, had previously dismissed possible rivalry from the LNG exports from...

  • WASHINGTON— Newly released transcripts show Federal Reserve officials were sharply divided in 2011 over whether the central bank should launch a program aimed at pushing long-term interest rates lower to spur economic growth. The central bank ended up adopting the program, dubbed "Operation Twist," at its September 2011 meeting by a 7-3 vote after what the...

  • Perry, who is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for energy secretary, said in a letter to ethics officials that he resigned Dec. 31 from Energy Transfer Partners LP and Sunoco Logistics Partners LP. The two companies are developing the proposed 1,200- mile crude oil pipeline that has stoked mass protests in North Dakota. Perry also said he has resigned...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 3- Big Oil could be in a unique position to protect its interests against a Republican proposal to tax imports, given that President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet is studded with oil champions sensitive to the risk of higher gasoline prices. Trump's emerging leadership includes Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson as...