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Viewsroom: Can Big Oil's man be diplomat-in-chief?
December 15, 2016 / 7:30 PM / a year ago

Viewsroom: Can Big Oil's man be diplomat-in-chief?

NEW YORK (Reuters Breakingviews) - Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, is well versed in international dealmaking. But he’s too close to Russia even for some Senate Republicans. Meanwhile, Goldman Sachs shuffles the top ranks and Wells Fargo’s regulatory hubris comes back to bite.

ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson speaks during the IHS CERAWeek 2015 energy conference in Houston, Texas April 21, 2015. REUTERS/Daniel Kramer/File Photo

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