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  • Carlos Gutierrez

    Trump is behaving like any executive trying to implement a strategy, former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez tells CNBC.

  • Chuck Hagel

    As president, Trump would benefit from intelligence briefings regardless of their quality, former Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says.

  • Sen. Mitchell on Trump and Russia

    Former Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine), former Senate majority leader, weighs in on the challenges facing President-elect Donald Trump's administration like ties with Russia.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- President-elect Donald Trump rejected as "ridiculous" U.S. intelligence reports that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, putting him at odds with top lawmakers who vowed to investigate the findings. Trump's reluctance to blame Russia for interfering in the U.S. election has raised...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- President-elect Donald Trump rejected as "ridiculous" U.S. intelligence reports that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, putting him at odds with top lawmakers who vowed to investigate the findings. Trump's reluctance to blame Russia for interfering in the U.S. election has raised...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- The central question facing Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Rex Tillerson if he becomes U.S. secretary of state is whether a lifelong oil man with close ties to Russia can pivot from advancing corporate interests to serving the national interest. Tillerson, 64, got his start as a production engineer at Exxon in 1975 and has worked there ever...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- President-elect Donald Trump rejected as "ridiculous" reported U.S. intelligence findings that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, according to an interview broadcast on Sunday. The Republican president-elect's comments casting doubt on reported U.S. intelligence findings pits him...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 11- President-elect Donald Trump rejected as "ridiculous" reported U.S. intelligence findings that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking, according to an interview broadcast on Sunday. The Republican president-elect's comments casting doubt on reported U.S. intelligence findings pits him...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 11- Russian state holding company Rosneftegaz on Saturday signed a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority and commodities trader Glencore to sell a 19.5 percent stake in state-owned oil major Rosneft, Rosneft said. The privatization deal, which Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin called the largest in Russia's history, was announced by Rosneft...

  • The Qatar Investment Authority and Glencore signed a deal on Saturday to buy 19.5 percent of Rosneft, which said it would receive $11.37 billion.

  • 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...

  • Exxon chief Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state over 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and three other people. He was joined by former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who withdrew from consideration as secretary of state on Friday. NBC News, which first reported the development, said Trump would...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 10- Russian state holding company Rosneftegaz on Saturday signed a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority and commodities trader Glencore to sell a 19.5 percent stake in state-owned oil major Rosneft, Rosneft said. The privatization deal, which Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin called the largest in Russia's history, was announced by Rosneft...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 10- Russian state holding company Rosneftegaz has signed a deal with the Qatar Investment Authority and commodities trader Glencore to sell a 19.5 percent stake in state-owned oil major Rosneft, Rosneft said on Saturday. Its success suggests the lure of taking a share in one of the world's biggest oil companies outweighs the risks associated with...

  • Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon Mobil.

    Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said.

  • GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec 9- Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said. Tillerson's favored status was revealed as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani formally withdrew from consideration for secretary of state.

  • CARACAS, Dec 8-- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday he had agreed with Iran to call for a summit of heads of state from OPEC and non- OPEC countries in the first quarter of next year to decide on strategy for the oil market. "I told President Rouhani, let's jointly call for an OPEC summit of presidents, heads of state and governments in the first quarter...

  • LONDON/ MOSCOW, Dec 8- Italian bank Intesa Sanpaolo is expected to provide a large chunk of funds to a consortium of Qatar and commodities trader Glencore to finance their purchase of a stake in the Kremlin oil major Rosneft, two sources familiar with the transaction said. Russia said on Wednesday it had sold a 19.5 percent government stake in Rosneft for 10.5...

  • MOSCOW, Dec 7- Russia said on Wednesday it sold a minority stake in oil giant Rosneft for 10.5 billion euros to Qatar and commodities trader Glencore, confounding markets which believed the Kremlin's standoff with the West would scare off major investors. The deal-- which has yet to be confirmed by Qatar or Glencore-- suggests the lure of taking a share in one of the...