Prudential investigating Wells Fargo partnership after scandal

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. insurer Prudential Financial is investigating whether Wells Fargo employees signed up customers for its life insurance policies without their knowledge, a spokesman said on Saturday.

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OPEC, non-OPEC agree to their first global oil pact since 2001

VIENNA (Reuters) – OPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries.

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OPEC, non-OPEC agree first global oil pact since 2001

VIENNA (Reuters) – OPEC and non-OPEC producers on Saturday reached their first deal since 2001 to curtail oil output jointly and ease a global glut after more than two years of low prices that overstretched many budgets and spurred unrest in some countries.

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OPEC, non-OPEC agree first global oil pact since 2001

Murdoch’s new Sky bid should be probed, UK opposition politicians say

LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s new takeover approach for British pay-TV firm Sky should be investigated by the UK’s competition authorities, according to opposition politicians, though analysts said a deal should be easier to get through this time round.

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Lawyers seek to launch fresh Brexit challenge in Irish courts

DUBLIN (Reuters) – A group of British and Irish lawyers are seeking to challenge Britain’s decision to leave the European Union in the Irish High Court to try to establish if Brexit can be reversed once divorce talks have been triggered.

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Murdoch’s new Sky bid should be probed says former UK minister

LONDON (Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch’s new takeover approach for British pay-TV firm Sky should be investigated by the UK’s competition authorities, according to the former minister who referred the tycoon’s previous bid.

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Exxon CEO is now Trump’s secretary of state favorite – transition official

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Reuters) – 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.

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OPEC, Russia see smooth road to global deal on output cut

VIENNA (Reuters) – Russia and Saudi Arabia said they expect OPEC and non-OPEC producers to reach an agreement on Saturday to curtail oil output and prop up prices in the first such joint move since 2001.

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OPEC SecGen sees “historic” deal with non-OPEC on Saturday

VIENNA (Reuters) – OPEC Secretary-General Mohammed Barkindo said he saw a total of 12 non-OPEC countries signing a declaration with OPEC to help curtail oil output and prop up prices in the first such move since 2001.

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Exxon CEO is now Trump’s secretary of state favorite -transition official

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Reuters) – 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.

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Trump names Dow Chemical CEO Liveris to head Manufacturing Council

(Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump said on Friday he would name Andrew Liveris, chairman and chief executive of Dow Chemical Co, to head the Manufacturing Council, a private sector group that advises the U.S. secretary of commerce.

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Ex-Cantor Fitzgerald mortgage bond trader indicted in U.S. for fraud

(Reuters) – A former Cantor Fitzgerald trader has been indicted on charges that he defrauded investors by lying about the price of mortgage bond transactions he handled for them after the financial crisis, U.S. prosecutors said on Friday.

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All eyes focused on clues for future Fed hikes

PARIS (Reuters) – Just how fast the Federal Reserve hikes rates next year will be the all-important question global investors will be hoping to get answered when the U.S. central bank meets next week.

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Aetna CEO defends merger with Humana in antitrust trial

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aetna Inc’s chief executive denied on Friday that its withdrawal from some Obamacare exchanges was in retaliation for government efforts to halt its merger with Humana Inc , as he sought to convince a federal judge to approve the deal. The U.S. Justice Department sued to stop the $34 billion tie-up in July, saying that it and another insurance mega merger, Anthem Inc’s planned purchase of Cigna Corp , would mean higher

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