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Trump expected to pick Tillerson as secretary of state
President-elect Donald Trump is expected to name Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil who has worked extensively around the globe and built relationships with such leaders as Russian President Vladimir Putin, as his secretary of state ...
ExxonMobil's Rex Tillerson was a big booster of Common Core  Washington Post
Trump likely to name Exxon CEO secretary of state -source  Reuters
Los Angeles Times  
Trump Questionnaire Raises Concerns About Retaliation Against Energy ...
Among the queries included in a questionnaire sent by President-elect Donald Trump's transition team to workers at the Department of Energy is a request for an inventory of all agency employees or contractors who attended meetings or conferences on ...
Trump team memo on climate change alarms Energy Department staff  CNBC
Trump Team Asking for Energy Department Staff Who Worked on Climate Change ...  ABC News
Wells Fargo Scandal Hits Prudential as Whistle-Blowers Sue
Prudential Financial Inc. was accused of covering up fraudulent sales of life insurance policies through Wells Fargo & Co. to low-income customers, marking the latest flareup of the fake-accounts scandal plaguing the third-largest U.S.
Reports: Suit alleges Prudential link to Wells Fargo scandal  USA TODAY
Prudential dragged into Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal  Seeking Alpha
OPEC, non-OPEC agree first global oil pact since 2001
A flag with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) logo is seen before a news conference at OPEC's headquarters in Vienna, Austria December 10, 2016.
Russia and Others Join OPEC in Rare, Coordinated Push to Cut Oil Output  New York Times
Non-OPEC oil producers to cut output 558000 barrels a day  CNBC
Mobile Banking Lifting Hundreds of Thousands from Poverty
In a study published Friday in the journal Science, economists at MIT and Georgetown have found that a service allowing users to send and receive money on their mobile phones has significantly reduced poverty in Kenya.
Dial M For Money: Can Mobile Banking Lift People Out Of Poverty?  Community Idea Stations
Thousands of Kenyan single mothers, widows use mobile money to escape poverty  The Star, Kenya
Asia Pacific|Sri Lanka Troops Fire Warning Shots at Dock Workers' Protest
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan naval troops fired warning shots to break up a protest by striking dock workers who have held up a Japanese vessel for four days at the island's southern international port.
Sri Lanka fires warning shots to halt dock workers' protest  WHIO
Sri Lankan navy frees Japanese ship held to ransom by dock workers  The New Indian Express
Glencore, Qatar Commit $3 Billion in Equity to Rosneft Stake
Glencore Plc and Qatar's sovereign wealth fund are using 2.8 billion euros ($3 billion) in equity and $7.8 billion in financing from a bank consortium led by Italian lender Intesa Sanpaolo SpA to buy their stake in Russian oil company Rosneft PJSC.
Qatar Investment Authority to Invest $2.6 Billion in Rosneft Deal  Wall Street Journal
Glencore, Qatari Fund Finalize Deal to Acquire Rosneft Stake  New York Times
Delta Tests Bringing Back Free Meals For Coach
NEW YORK (CBS) - Did you think the days of free meals for flyers in coach were long gone? Think again. Delta says it has been testing complimentary breakfast and lunch in the main cabin of flights from New York to Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Delta begins tests to provide complimentary meals to coach passengers  ConsumerAffairs
Neil Buchanan: Will Trump Bully Yellen at the Fed?
One of the many, many conspiracy theories that Donald Trump peddled during the election campaign was that the Chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, was manipulating the country's monetary policy.
Week Ahead On Wall Street: Fed Hikes Rates, Trump Hashes Out Plan For His ...  Forbes
What Happened to Interest Rates in 2016?  Bloomington Pantagraph
Insurers Want to Keep These Obamacare Provisions in Place
Despite losing money hand over fist with the Affordable Care Act, health insurers want Republicans to keep two important provisions.
A Trump-ObamaCare proposal  The Hill (blog)
Should I Lie About My Beliefs to Get Health Insurance?  New York Times