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  • WASHINGTON, March 9- Last week, President Donald J. Trump chose the deck of the newest U.S. aircraft carrier, the $13 billion USS Gerald R. Ford, for a speech extolling his planned boost in military spending. Trump vowed to expand the number of carriers the United States fields from 10 to 12. Trump's expansion plans come as evidence mounts that potential enemies have...

  • Chief Executive Howard Schultz announced on Sunday the company's plans to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries. However, users...

  • Chief Executive Howard Schultz announced on Sunday the company's plans to hire 10,000 refugees over the next five years, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump's executive order put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily barred travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries. However, users...

  • President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump Tower December 6, 2016 in New York City.

    With more than 20 nominees now selected, Donald Trump's cabinet appears much like the president-elect himself.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 16- With more than 20 nominees now selected, Donald Trump's cabinet appears much like the president-elect himself: mostly older, white males, many of them wealthy, who see themselves as risk-takers and deal-makers and prize action over deliberation. Trump, who says Washington is "broken" and controlled by special interests, has largely eschewed...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- President-elect Donald Trump named the head of Exxon Mobil Corp, Rex Tillerson, as his choice for U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday and won backing from some Republican foreign policy figures ahead of a possible Senate fight over the oilman's ties to Russia. The Exxon chief executive potentially faces difficulties getting confirmed in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- President-elect Donald Trump named the head of Exxon Mobil Corp, Rex Tillerson, as his choice for U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday and won backing from some Republican foreign policy figures ahead of a possible Senate fight over the oilman and his ties to Russia. The Exxon chief executive potentially faces difficulties getting confirmed in...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- President-elect Donald Trump named the head of Exxon Mobil Corp, Rex Tillerson, as his choice for U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday and won backing from some Republican foreign policy figures ahead of a possible Senate fight over the oilman and his ties to Russia. The Exxon CEO potentially faces difficulties getting confirmed in the...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- President-elect Donald Trump named the head of Exxon Mobil Corp, Rex Tillerson, as his choice for U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday and won backing from some Republican foreign policy figures for the oilman despite his ties to Russia. The Exxon CEO potentially faces a tough fight to be confirmed in the Republican-controlled Senate.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- President-elect Donald Trump announced Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson as his choice for U.S. secretary of state on Tuesday, despite concerns from lawmakers in both political parties over the oilman's ties to Russia. Some lawmakers raised concerns about Tillerson's relationship with Moscow.

  • Tillerson's experience in diplomacy stems from making deals with foreign countries for Exxon, the world's largest energy company, although questions have been raised about his relations with Russia. Trump picked Tillerson, 64, after the Texan was backed by several Republican establishment figures, including former Secretary of State James Baker, former...

  • Tillerson's experience in diplomacy stems from making deals with foreign countries for Exxon, the world's largest energy company, although questions have been raised about the oil executive's relations with Russia. Trump picked Tillerson, 64, after the Texan was backed by several Republican establishment figures, including former Secretary of State...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 13- President-elect Donald Trump announced Exxon-Mobil Corp's Rex Tillerson as his choice for secretary of state on Tuesday, praising the business leader as a successful international dealmaker who has led a global operation. Tillerson's experience in diplomacy stems from making deals with foreign countries for the world's largest...

  • Joe Biden speaks with CNBC's John Harwood.

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates took Joe Biden to task for his foreign policy decisions. So why does Biden get tearful about Gates?

  • Marko Dimitrijevic, Everest Capital

    A single bad currency bet has caused Everest Capital, one of the largest private investors in emerging markets, to collapse.

  • Militant Islamist fighters parade on military vehicles along the streets of northern Raqqa province, June 30, 2014.

    Iraqi forces and Shi'ite militias seized control of a strategic town near Baghdad from ISIS, after heavy coalition air strikes.

  • ISIS ISIL Iraq

    President Barack Obama has ruled out a combat mission, but military officials say the reality of a protracted campaign may require US troops.

  • Robert Gates, who served both George W. Bush and Barack Obama, delivers an icy assessment of his most recent boss and his foreign policy. The FT reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 11- Republican Mitt Romney would accelerate spending on new U.S. Navy warships, cut the Pentagon's civilian workforce and speed up development of new weapons systems if he wins the 2012 presidential election, two advisers said on Thursday.

  • King Air 350i

    For four years, a doctor commuted between his clinics in Texas in a $5 million turboprop with jazzy metallic stripes and ruby stones embedded on the drink cabinet inside. The plane featured exotic wood veneers and polished chrome, and his daughter’s initials were in the tail number. The New York Times reports.