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Donald Trump picks Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State

Trump settled on Tillerson, a deal maker who has spent the past 4 decades at Exxon, much of it in search of oil and gas agreements

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Michael D Shear & Maggie Haberman 

President-elect Donald J Trump on Monday settled on Rex W Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, to be his secretary of state, dismissing bipartisan concerns that the globe-trotting leader of the energy giant had forged a too-cozy relationship with Vladimir V Putin, the president of Russia, transition officials said. Mr Trump planned to announce the selection on Tuesday morning, finally bringing to an end his public and chaotic deliberations over choosing the nation’s top diplomat — a process that at times veered from rewarding Rudolph W Giuliani, one of his most ...

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First Published: Tue, December 13 2016. 09:53 IST