LONDON Dec.13 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening flat to down 3 points, or 0.1 percent lower on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers, as investors balance new monetary stimulus from the U.S. Federal Reserve with growing concerns that austerity measures could derail the world's largest economy.
Legislation to fund US gov't through April clears procedural hurdle in Senate
WASHINGTON, Dec 9 A bill to fund the U.S. government cleared a procedural hurdle in the U.S. Senate on Friday and appeared poised to pass the chamber, averting a government shutdown.
UPDATE 2-Exxon CEO is now Trump's secretary of state favorite -transition official
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Dec 9 Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Officer Rex Tillerson emerged on Friday as President-elect Donald Trump's leading candidate for U.S. secretary of state, a senior transition official said.