01 Mar 2011

Oil climbs despite Saudi output pledge

“World oil prices advanced on Tuesday despite OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia’s pledge to ensure sufficient supplies to cover Libya’s production shortfall. Brent North Sea crude for delivery in April rose 67 cents to $112.47 per barrel. New York’s light sweet crude for April, known as West Texas Intermediate (WTI), gained

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01 Mar 2011

Libyan Rebels Repel Attack on City

“Government opponents in the rebel-held oil city of Zawiya repelled an attempt by forces loyal to Libyan dictator Col. Moammar Gadhafi to retake the city closest to the capital in six hours of fighting overnight, witnesses said Tuesday. The rebels, who included defected army forces, are armed with tanks, machine

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28 Feb 2011

9 die in Congo capital attack

“Gunmen also wielding machetes attacked Congo’s presidential residence Sunday, and at least nine people were killed during nearly an hour of gunfire, a witness said. The president and his wife were not at home. President Joseph Kabila, who first inherited the job after his father’s assassination, blamed opponents ahead of

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27 Feb 2011

DIA Travelers Warned Of Possible Measles Exposure

“Denver International Airport is warning travelers and employees that they may have been exposed to measles. The exposure would have happened on Tuesday, Feb. 22. According to the Department of Public Health and Environment, a person with measles arrived at DIA, Gate C39 at about 9 p.m. That person remained

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27 Feb 2011

UN Security Council slaps Libya with sanctions

“The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose sanctions on Libya amid Moammar Gadhafi’s escalating attacks on anti-government protesters. The approved resolution includes an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel bans for Gadhafi and several of his key associates. It also refers the violent crackdown to the International

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27 Feb 2011

Turmoil rocks Libya’s oil sector, slashing output

“The massive oil terminal at Brega feels strangely deserted for Libya’s second-largest hydrocarbon complex. After more than a week of turmoil in the country, production has been scaled back by almost 90 percent with many employees fleeing and ships not coming to collect its products. The most activity on the

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26 Feb 2011

676 arrested, tons of drugs seized in U.S. bust of Mexican cartels

“U.S. law enforcement seized thousands of pounds of drugs and arrested hundreds of people in a synchronized bust targeting Mexican drug cartels and their associates, federal authorities said Friday. The sweep involved several local, state and federal agencies, including the Drug Enforcement Administration and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to

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26 Feb 2011

Attack shuts Iraq’s largest oil refinery, kills 1

” Gunmen attacked Iraq’s largest oil refinery Saturday, killing a guard and detonating bombs that sparked a fire and forced the facility to shut down, officials said. The assailants, carrying pistols fitted with silencers, broke into the Beiji refinery around 3:30 a.m., attacked the guards and planted bombs near some

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22 Feb 2011

Census: Near-record level of US counties dying

“Nestled within America’s once-thriving coal country, 87-year-old Ed Shepard laments a prosperous era gone by, when shoppers lined the streets and government lent a helping hand. Now, here as in one-fourth of all U.S. counties, West Virginia’s graying residents are slowly dying off. Hit by an aging population and a

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21 Feb 2011

Federal, state and local debt hits post-WWII levels

“The daunting tower of national, state and local debt in the United States will reach a level this year unmatched just after World War II and already exceeds the size of the entire economy, according to government estimates. But any similarity between 1946 and now ends there. The U.S. debt

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