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California oil spill harder to clean up in choppy waters

LOS ANGELES — A 10-square-mile oil slick off the California coast is thinner than a coat of paint and it’s becoming harder to skim from choppy waters, officials said as more dead animals were discovered. The combination of sunlight and waves Friday helped evaporate and dissolve some of the oil that blackened beaches and covered wildlife in thick goo after ...

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Oil rises to $66 on U.S. inventory drop, Iraq

LONDON – Oil rose for a second day on Thursday and briefly reached $66 a barrel, supported by expectations that a global supply glut is starting to ease and by fighting in Iraq. The U.S. government’s supply report on Wednesday showed crude inventories declined for a third week. Stockpiles had been at record levels due to excess supply, raising concern ...

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