Exxon Mobil says Darren Woods will replace Tillerson as CEO

Tillerson would have retired in March when he turned 65, the company's mandatory retirement age for chief executives. "After consideration, Tillerson concluded, and the board agreed, that given the significant requirements associated with the confirmation [for secretary of state] process, it was appropriate to move the retirement date [originally scheduled for March]", the release stated on Wednesday.

Taggart hires former USF coach Leavitt

OR hired Colorado defensive coordinator Jim Leavitt to a 4-year deal, according to Bruce Feldman with FOX Sports . Both Taggart and Leavitt have South Florida ties as well. Leavitt served as the original head coach at South Florida from 1997-2009, compiling a 95-57 record. This is a home run hire for Taggart, who needed to make a huge splash when bringing in a defensive coordinator, and that's exactly what he did here.

Packers' Aaron Rodgers to miss practice, focus on rehab

In light of Sunday's shellacking, a 38-10 loss to Green Bay, I don't think we're going to find out how good the Seahawks really are until the playoffs. It was a stunning turn for Seattle a week after blowing out Carolina 40-7. If the Seahawks beat the Rams Thursday night at Century Link, whether they win by 1 point or 50 points, we won't learn a thing.

Conte says Fabregas remains crucial to his plans

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte admits there are no guarantees in football. Since switching to a 3-4-3 formation, Fabregas has made just one appearance under Conte and Serie A giants Roma are the latest to be linked with a move for the 29-year-old.

Silicon Valley heavyweights will be advising Donald Trump

Silicon Valley heavyweights will be advising Donald Trump

The electric auto maker's boss criticized Trump after the hotel magnate was elected, claiming he was not the right man to lead our country from the oval office. In a release Wednesday morning, the president-elect also added Travis Kalanick , CEO of Uber, and Indra Nooyi, chairman and CEO of PepsiCo , to his Strategic and Policy Forum.

Obama: President without briefings 'flying blind'

Obama: President without briefings 'flying blind'

Panetta said Trump should heed the view of United States intelligence agencies that Russian Federation had interfered in the presidential election through cyberattacks. In his Monday night appearance, Obama said the USA intelligence agencies are stocked with "extraordinary, hard-working and patriotic and knowledgeable experts".