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U.S. Oil-Rig Count Rises by 21 to 498, Baker Hughes Says

The hike in drilling activity is the first big change since the Organization of the Oil Exporting Nations agreed at the end of November to scale back oil production. ET. Year-on-year the United States rig count was down 85 from last year's 709, with oil rigs down 26, gas rigs down 60, and miscellaneous rigs up one.



Oil price up 1% on optimism over non-OPEC output cuts

Russian Federation will fulfill its pledge to cut production by as much as 300,000 barrels a day, if the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries follows through on its commitment to curb output to 32.5 million barrels a day from January, the official said, asking not to be identified in line with government policy.


Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments, streets after Fidel

Cuba to prohibit naming of monuments, streets after Fidel

Santiago is located on the eastern end of Cuba, about 546 miles from Havana . Giancarlo Sopo, who helps arrange trips for younger Cuban-Americans to the island, says Castro has dominated people's perception of the island but that he hopes they can now think more about the other people living there.


Union Revises Down Number Of Carrier Jobs Spared In Trump Deal

Union Revises Down Number Of Carrier Jobs Spared In Trump Deal

Jones said regardless of Trump's tweet , he "wouldn't have any problem working with him or anybody else in order to try to keep jobs in this country". Chuck Jones , President of United Steelworkers 1999, told the Washington Post that they were optimistic about the deal President-elect struck with the company.


Donald Trump will remain executive producer of

Donald Trump will remain executive producer of "Celebrity Apprentice"

MGM drew national attention in October after a video of Mr. Trump making lewd comments during a taping of the NBC show " Access Hollywood " leaked to the media and Bill Pruitt, a former producer on " The Apprentice ", said there were much worse comments in that show's archive.



Trump expected to name CKE Restaurants CEO to head Labor Department

If confirmed, he will have the potential to reverse some of President Barack Obama's administration's most notable efforts to bolster protections for workers, families and retirement savers. The Federation of American Immigration Reform, or FAIR, which advocates for lower levels of immigration, said Puzder represents an industry that "has thrived on low-wage labor, illegal workers, and which has lobbied for greater access to foreign guest workers to maximize corporate profits".