The 64 year old Tillerson became CEO of the Texas based oil giant in 2004 and has a close business relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. His past with Putin is an area of concern for some lawmakers-both Republican and Democrat. Tillerson says he is 'honored' to have been chosen for this role by President-elect Trump and looking forward to quote 'restoring the United States credibility on the world stage and advancing national security.' Tillerson has spent his entire career at Exxon Mobil. Quest Diagnostics ( (DGX) ), the medical lab testing company, says a hack exposed 34,000 patients information. The company says an unauthorized third party gained access on November 26th to its systems. It says customer information including names, dates of birth, lab results and in some instances, telephone numbers. No financial information was stolen, the company says. Gas prices are marching higher along with oil prices. AAA says some parts of the country could see $3 a gallon by early 2017.
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