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National Oilwell Varco closing Louisiana facility

National Oilwell Varco headquarters in Greater Sharpstown, Houston. (Image: WhisperToMe via Wikimedia commons)

HOUMA, La. — National Oilwell Varco, a manufacturer and parts supplier to the oil and gas industry, is shutting down its facility in Houma, Louisiana, and that will put 80 employees out of work. The Louisiana Workforce Commission tells The Advocate the layoffs at the facility started Monday, and will continue in phases until NOV shuts down sometime between March ...

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US, Iran forge new relationship as nuke deal advances

WASHINGTON — For diplomats from countries without diplomatic relations, Secretary of State John Kerry and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif sure are doing a lot of diplomacy. As Iran races to satisfy the terms of last summer’s nuclear deal and the U.S. prepares to suspend sanctions on Tehran as early as Friday, Kerry is talking to Zarif more than ...

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BP to cut 4,000 jobs amid oil price plunge

LONDON — Oil company BP is cutting some 4,000 jobs in exploration and production over the next two years amid sharp drops in the price of crude. The cuts in BP’s upstream business globally will include the loss of some 600 jobs in the North Sea. The cost-cutting announced Tuesday comes as the price of oil dropped to a 12 ...

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