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Oil market is stabilizing, $60 is OK for now

RIYADH – Oil prices have started to stabilize around current levels of $60 a barrel and demand is showing signs of improving in Asia and other regions, a senior Gulf OPEC delegate said on Tuesday. The comments indicate that the core Gulf members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are showing no sign of wavering in their strategy ...

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The newest kissing disease comes from a bug

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The ‘kissing bug’ has made its way into Texas and doesn’t seem to have a problem giving “kisses” to everyone. The ‘kissing bug,’ which is originally from Latin America, has found its way to Texas and has infected about 300,000 people in the lower part of the U.S. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the parasite ...

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In Mexico, Christie encourages investment in North American energy

Maddie Hanna | The Philadelphia Inquirer MEXICO CITY — Gov. Christie flew south of the border Wednesday to pitch the Garden State to a country that is one of its largest trading partners. But by meeting with diplomatic officials, addressing Mexican business leaders, and delivering a policy speech focused on North American energy markets, Christie also presented himself as a leader ...

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Wolfcamp Shale to see $12 billion worth of investments this year

Corey Paul | The Odessa American (Odessa, Texas) Capital investment in horizontal drilling operations targeting the Wolfcamp Shale should exceed $12 billion this year and surpass the amount invested in the booming Bakken Shale of North Dakota by 2017, according to a recent analysis by the firm Wood Mackenzie in Houston. That compares to about a $9 billion capital expenditure ...

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Texas Tech develops mat that could absorb oil spills

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Edwin Delgado | The San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — A Texas Tech University research team has discovered that low-grade cotton made into an absorbent nonwoven mat is capable of collecting up to 50 times its own weight in oil. The results were published online in the July edition of the American Chemical Society’s journal Industry & Engineering Chemistry Research. The ...

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Man on FBI’s Most Wanted list in custody

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list in connection with a 2008 rape and homicide has been captured and brought to Louisiana, where the crime took place. The FBI reports on its website that Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara surrendered to authorities in Mexico and was returned to Lake Charles, Louisiana, Wednesday morning. Related: Man ...

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Shell profit up on higher oil prices

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell PLC, Europe’s largest oil company, says second quarter earnings rose on higher production and higher selling prices for oil, and fewer one-time charges. Net profit was $5.31 billion, up from $1.74 billion in the same period a year earlier. Shell booked net one-time charges of $979 million in the quarter, down from $2.21 billion ...

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Job hunting trip goes beyond Mexico

Dennis Darrow | The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jack Rink admits he didn’t exactly stick to the script on Colorado’s recent trade mission to Mexico City. With dozens of U.S. businesses represented on the trip, he couldn’t resist urging them to also give Pueblo a look. “It was great to be able to talk with some Mexican companies or, in some ...

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