Businesses keep close watch on Blinken China visit

Feb 3, 2023
U.S.-China tensions have put Chinese businesses on edge.
Antony Blinken, the U.S. Secretary of State, is expected to meet with senior Chinese leaders in a visit that could set the tone for the wider U.S.-China relationship.
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Election deniers draw big money in state-level midterm races

Oct 20, 2022
Some of the candidates for these key roles are Republicans who have yet to accept the results of the 2020 presidential election.
In swing states, "election deniers are raising a lot of money,” said OpenSecrets researcher Sarah Bryner.
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Pompeo travels to boost U.S. interests in South Asia

Jul 31, 2018
The U.S. Secretary of State plans to visit Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia this week as part of the Trump administration’s increased focus on what they call the “Indo-Pacific region.” The U.S. plans to spend $113 million on new initiatives in the region.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies during a hearing before Senate Foreign Relations Committee July 25, 2018 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC
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Now that Tillerson works for the American people, will his skill set transfer?

Apr 11, 2017
The new secretary of state and administration are finding out 'how hard the world is to bend to your will,' writer says.
Rex Tillerson worked for decades at Exxon Mobil, including as CEO, before becoming secretary of state in the Trump's administration.
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Where Trump's Secretary of State falls on climate change

Jan 10, 2017
An oil CEO may seem dire for climate change, but he has some moderate leanings.
Exxon Mobil chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson gestures while speaking at a discussion organized by the Economic Club of Washington on the energy innovations that have led to a new era of energy abundance for North America in Washington, DC on March 12, 2015. 


For new Secretary of State, it’s not just politics

Dec 6, 2016
A look at the department's economic portfolio.
President-elect Donald Trump speaks to reporters at Trump Tower December 6, 2016 in New York City.
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