IBM (IBM) chief Ginni Rometty, among the tech executives set to meet with Donald Trump today, said the company plans to hire 25,000 employees in the next four years in the United States. (Reuters)
Trump's tech guest list also includes Alphabet's Larry Page, Elon Musk, Apple's Tim Cook, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, and Microsoft's Satya Nadella. But Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey has not been invited. (Recode)
Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google is said to be racing to hire more conservatives for its lobbying arm, after years of enjoying President Barack Obama's support and positioning itself for a Hillary Clinton presidency. (Reuters)
Trump has tapped House Natural Resources Committee member Ryan Zinke for Interior secretary. Meanwhile, as expected, the president-elect has formally picked former rival and ex-Texas Gov. Rick Perry as Energy secretary. (NBC News & Reuters)
With Gary Cohn leaving Goldman Sachs (GS) to become a top Trump economic advisor, the bank plans to promote David Solomon and Harvey Schwartz to fill Cohn's No. 2 spot to CEO Lloyd Blankfein. (WSJ)
A majority of business leaders in the CNBC Global CFO Council survey expect Trump and Capitol Hill to find a way to bring cash held by corporations overseas back to the U.S. But they said don't tell us how to spend it.