Jan A. Walbring

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Opec bid to kill off US shale sends oil price down to 2009 low

Oil falls by $2 a barrel with energy shares as Opec refusal to stop flooding the market with cheap oil and likely US rate hike sends Brent crude tumbling<p>Oil prices have slumped by 5% after the latest attempt by Saudi Arabia to kill off the threat from the US shale industry sent crude to its lowest …

Adobe Lightroom Mobile is now free on both Android and iOS

Adobe Lightroom Mobile is now free on all compatible mobile devices. The company just announced the Android version will now work without a subscription, joining a similar change made for iOS back in October.<p>Previously, you needed a to pay a monthly fee forAdobe Creative Cloud – starting at $9.99 – …

Islamic State says California mass killers were their followers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (Reuters) - Islamic State said on Saturday that the married couple who killed 14 people in a mass shooting in California which U.S. authorities are investigating as an act of terrorism were followers of the militant group.<p>The claim was made in an online audio broadcast three …

Los Angeles

Supreme Court to hear case that threatens to diminish Latino voting power in Texas | Fox News

Texas was the big winner in the 2010 census when it picked up four congressional seats, due mainly to growth in its Hispanic population.<p>A Supreme Court case being argued Tuesday threatens to diminish Latinos' clout and benefit white, rural voters.<p>Two voters in Texas are asking the court to order a …

The Single-Engine Global Economy

TOKYO – The global economy is like a jetliner that needs all of its engines operational to take off and steer clear of clouds and storms. …

Saudi oil chief: No conspiracy behind oil prices

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's oil chief on Sunday dismissed allegations that his kingdom conspired to bring down oil prices …

How Mark Zuckerberg’s Altruism Helps Him

<i>This story was co-published with The New York Times.</i><p>Load Error<p>Mark Zuckerberg did not donate $45 billion to charity. You may have heard that, but …

FBI investigating California massacre as 'act of terrorism'

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif./WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating this week's massacre of 14 people by a married couple in California as …

The Western Journal

12 mass shootings, 12 speeches: How Obama has reacted

WASHINGTON — President Obama's comments following a mass shooting generally follow a familiar pattern:<p>Thoughts and prayers to the families.<p>We don't …

There's a simple policy that would spur US economic growth, lower gas prices, and please international allies

A bill lifting the ban passed a Senate committee last week, a day after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) announced that he, too, supported bringing the country fully into the international oil market.<p>Congress imposed the ban amid the oil shocks of the 1970s in a desperate move to tame gasoline …

Russia flirts with Saudi Arabia as OPEC pain deepens

Kremlin energy tsar says OPEC may have to ditch its low-price policy within months. But Russia needs to cut output quietly too<p>The OPEC oil cartel cannot withstand the pain of low crude prices indefinitely and may be forced to abandon its pugnacious bid for market share within months, Russia's chief …

Oil

Private memo lays out how the GOP would deal with Trump as its nominee

Donald Trump has become such a force in the Republican Party that the official overseeing next year’s Senate races has proposed a delicate strategy for GOP candidates: Tap into Trumpism without mimicking Trump.<p>In a seven-page confidential memo that imagines Trump as the party’s presidential …

Republicans

Cramer: Saudi Arabia could crush oil next year

Every time Jim Cramer hears that OPEC is going to get together, as they did last Friday, he hears dozens of stories about how other members of OPEC …

The Latest: Guns used in California shooting bought legally

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social services facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>3 …

Q&A about the suspects in deadly California shooting

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Here's where each of the 12 OPEC members stand ahead of this week's meeting

But while the cartel's decisions over the past year looked pretty clear-cut, things aren't on such firm ground this time around.<p>"The interests of member countries have perhaps never been so far apart," writes Helima Croft, global head of commodity strategy at RBC Capital Markets. "While …

U.S. Total Debt Soars By $674 Billion In November

When the US reached a debt ceiling deal in the beginning of November, it was common knowledge that there would be a debt accrual "catch up" to make …

Sandy Berger, former national security adviser, dies

Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, who served under President Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 70 from cancer.<p>"V sad start to day; just learned Sandy Berger passed away during the night," Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, tweeted Wednesday morning. …

Twitter threats to black Kean students made by black alum, police say

<b>ELIZABETH</b> -- A recent Kean graduate has been charged with being responsible for a series of tweets threatening black students at the school two weeks …

Black Students

Meet the Pro Photographer Who Uses a Simple Point & Shoot

If you’ve been reading ISO for a while, you’ll already be familiar with the work of <b>Meagan V Blazier</b>. She’s the professional photographer, published …

5 Questions to Help You Make sure Your Photos are Safe Inside Lightroom

New Lightroom users often get into trouble because of a lack of understanding as to how Lightroom works. Unfortunately the result of these …

Trump Proposes $5 Million Ransom for Showing Up at CNN Debate

MACON, Georgia — Donald Trump says he isn’t joking anymore.<p>The front-running GOP presidential candidate, who often has crowds laughing during his rallies, threatened to change his jokey style because it results in him being misrepresented — both in the press and in attack ads from his …

Burial site of Tutankhamun discovered: archive, 1 December 1922

<b>1 December 1922:</b> British archaeologist Howard Carter, bankrolled by Lord Carnarvon, made the staggering find<p>The discoveries of Mr. Howard Carter at Thebes reported by the Cairo correspondent of the “Times,” are likely to be of high importance to the student of comparative religion as well as to the …

Student charged with University of Chicago threat released to mother's custody

The 21-year-old charged with posting threats to kill white students or staff members at the University of Chicago and was motivated by the police shooting of a black teenager was released from jail Tuesday and put under house arrest.<p>Authorities said Jabari Dean was responsible for a mass shooting …

Conviction of ex-speaker sends NY politics into turmoil

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The conviction of former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has shaken New York politics down to the granite foundations of the …

Congress actually set to pass bills — lots of them

Get ready for a legislative gusher to end the year.<p>It's become as certain as cold Thanksgiving leftovers, Christmas lights and cheap holiday parties with bad booze.<p>The legislative onslaught is about to begin.<p>As the calendar turns to December, Congress is about to encounter a legislative avalanche, …