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Bush, at Mexican border, denounces Trump’s immigration plan

McALLEN, Texas — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is going after Donald Trump’s immigration plan — this time during his own visit to the Mexican border. The former Florida governor jabbed at Trump in a press conference Monday in McAllen, Texas. He says Trump’s plan is “not based in reality” and too expensive. Earlier he met privately with officials in ...

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Eagle Ford expert: No telling how low oil can go

Just when oil seemed to have finally gained some momentum, West Texas Intermediate plummeted to $39 a barrel Monday morning. The dive left one crude economic expert with a phrase to capture the warranted anxiety of the industry: “All bets are off.” Thomas Tunstall, an economics professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio and notable expert with energy ...

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It takes a village: How WE Fest stays the best in the business

When you’re the largest country music gathering in the world, it takes the human power of a small town to make sure everything goes smooth and remains on track. “We have over 1,800 employees managing a city of 50,000 people for the weekend,” Diana Hall explained to DL-Online. ”We communicate about everything from port-a-potties to emergency medical services to artist ...

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Iran says an OPEC emergency meeting may stop oil price slide – Shana

DUBAI – Iran’s Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said on Sunday that holding an emergency OPEC meeting may be “effective” in stabilizing the oil price, Iran’s oil ministry news agency Shana reported. Algeria said earlier this month that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries could hold an emergency meeting to discuss the drop in oil prices but other OPEC delegates said ...

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Oil-covered beach near Santa Barbara, California, closed

gulf oil spill

SUMMERLAND, Calif.— Santa Barbara County, California, officials say a popular beach remains closed as officials try to determine the source of smelly oil and tar balls that have washed ashore. The Public Health Department’s Susan Klein-Rothschild said Sunday that strong petroleum odors and oily substances on Summerland Beach have persisted. She says officials will reevaluate on Monday whether it’s safe ...

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Editorial: Congress should extend the tax credit for solar energy installations

Solar energy is becoming increasingly important as a way for homeowners and businesses to lower their electricity costs while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions. An essential element in the growth of this renewable energy source is a federal tax credit that is due to run out. It may be too much to ask, given the current political atmosphere, but Congress ...

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7 gifs from the oil field that prove even Joe Pesci couldn’t do the job oil

Without question, the oil and gas industry ranks among of the most tiring, intense and sometimes, dangerous fields of work. Flammable explosives are products at hand and the equipment used in the business looks more like industrial torture devices. It’s these elements that make oil and gas a prime candidate for internet insanity. Here are seven gifs birthed from the ...

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