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Dollars and Sense: Oil prices are playing havoc with the markets

By Warren Cole Smith
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Money | Stock market volatility. Volatility was back last week, and a lot of the news seemed to revolve around oil prices. We saw a couple of days last week with…

Globe Trot: Canadian officials delay D.C. trip after Keystone vote

By Mindy Belz
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International | CANADA:Yesterday’s 59-41 vote in the U.S. Senate against building the Keystone XL Pipeline will go down in the poli-sci textbooks for gamesmanship in its…

Keystone approval dies in the Senate

By Leigh Jones
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Politics | Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu fell one vote short of the 60 she needed to get her bill authorizing construction of the Keystone XL pipeline through the Senate…

Student protests over fuel shortages in oil-rich Chad leave five dead

By Rob Holmes
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Africa | N’DJAMENA, Chad—Riots in Chad left at least five people dead at the hands of Chadian police forces last week. On Tuesday, riot police units fanned out…

A conservative Texas town votes to kick out fracking

By Michael Cochrane
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Energy | Residents of Denton, Texas, a town about 45 minutes north of Dallas, voted last week to ban the oil extraction process known as fracking. Short for hydraulic…

Report on Quebec train disaster downplays main cause

By Rob Holmes
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Transportation | A year after a runaway oil train exploded near the Maine border with Quebec, the investigation report released this week cited 18 contributing factors. But…

Archaeology and oil go boom in North Dakota

By Rob Holmes
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History | Archaeologists are in high demand again thanks to the upsurge in oil exploration and related businesses in North Dakota. Archaeology itself might just be the…

Keystone XL’s electoral impact could spell disaster for Democrats

By Rob Holmes
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Politics | Democrats fighting to maintain control of the Senate face a new dilemma this election year: Wealthy donors are funding candidates who oppose the Keystone XL…

Extreme makeover

Extreme makeover

By Daniel James Devine
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Oil | For one Midwest town, the price of a U.S. oil resurgence has been transformation, for better or worse

A glut of cheap oil

By Daniel James Devine
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Oil | Thanks to new drilling technology, U.S. workers have unlocked vast reserves of American crude oil and created a glut that is driving down prices. Horizontal…

Midday Roundup: Director cans plans for Hillary Clinton film

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Pressured to quit. The director hired by CNN to make a film about Hillary Clinton announced today he has scrapped the project after opposition from both…

California freaks out over fracking

By Jesse Yow
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Energy | The California Coastal Commission has launched an investigation into offshore hydraulic fracturing (fracking), at state lawmakers’ request. The agency,

 
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