Lesar has been with the company since and took over in as CEO after former U. Now things are different. This was the first gain in nearly two years as the number of U. Like so many other energy companies, Halliburton has been pummeled by the global oil glut.
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When a prospective member of George W. Bush's cabinet drew up a list of reasons why he was not right for the job, the incoming vice president interjected: "I had a list just like yours, except I had three heart attacks on mine. Besides his heart problems, he had been out of elective politics for over a decade, resided in the same state as Bush, and matched his ideological leanings so closely that he provided little balance for the ticket. Cheney instead offered experience and gravity to an unseasoned presidential candidate. Unique among vice presidents, he claimed no presidential ambitions and would make no effort to campaign for the highest office in his own right.
Having ensured the continued flow of cheap oil from the Gulf by waging a war with Iraq, and after his boss, George Bush's ouster from office by Clinton in , Dick Cheney turned his attention to the corporate world. In he joined the American Enterprise Institute in Washington as a senior fellow. In October of he became president and chief executive officer of the Halliburton Company in Dallas, Texas. Halliburton Co.