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By Christopher Johnson LONDON (Reuters) - Oil prices steadied around $50 a barrel on Thursday, close to the week's lows, on doubts proposed OPEC production cuts would be sufficient to balance the market, although a weaker dollar supported sentiment. North Sea Brent crude was up 25 cents at $53.25 a barrel by 0940 GMT. U.S. light crude was up 20 cents at $49.97 a barrel.
TOKYO (AP) — In a story Dec. 6 about the U.S. and Japanese leaders visiting Hiroshima and Pearl Harbor, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Shinzo Abe will be the first Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor. He will be the first to visit the USS Arizona Memorial at the U.S. base in Hawaii.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump confirmed on Thursday that he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, a global warming skeptic, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, which he has repeatedly sued and derided for pursuing an "activist agenda."