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Liam Denning

Making Halliburton Great Again

Favoring oil exports over imports would supercharge pricing power.

Halliburton Inc. is no stranger to people thinking it has a friend in the White House. The latest resident never served as the oilfield-services giant's chief, but could really give it a boost in 2017 anyway.

President Donald Trump promised a "very major" border tax to a gathering of executives on Monday morning. It was in keeping with his general desire to strong-arm U.S. corporations into investing at home rather than abroad, although seems at odds with his earlier comments about a border-adjustment tax -- as proposed by House Republicans -- being too complicated.