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Oil Companies Are Looking At 'Outright Liquidations'

Conway Mackenzie, the largest restructuring firm in the US, says that oil drillers will begin shutting down as soon as the second quarter, followed closely by explorers, according to Bloomberg's Joe Carroll.<p>The game changed when on Jan. 5 crude broke $50 per barrel for the first time since April …

Best-seller about journey to heaven is pulled

NEW YORK (AP) — A best-selling account of a 6-year-old boy's journey to heaven and back has been pulled after the boy retracted his story.<p>Spokesman Todd Starowitz of Tyndale House, a leading Christian publisher, confirmed Friday that Alex Malarkey's "The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable …

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Supreme Court set to decide national debate on gay marriage

Setting the stage for its most significant ruling on gay rights, the U.S. Supreme Court said Friday that it would resolve the two-decade legal battle over same-sex marriage.<p>The justices agreed to hear cases from Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, where state officials are defending laws that …

Housing 2015: The return of first-time home buyers

When it comes to the housing market, 2015 may be the year first-time home buyers make a comeback.<p>With rents rising faster than incomes, many Millennials are expected to start looking to buy homes of their own.<p>What they will find are much more favorable conditions than they have seen in years, …

Tsunami Millionaires: How Two Orphaned Brothers Survived Tragedy And Built A Business

Ten years ago, Rob, Paul, Matty and Rosie Forkan lost their parents in the Boxing Day tsunami that devastated much of coastal South East Asia.<p>Aged from eight to 17, they faced a harrowing 200km trek across Sri Lanka to try to find out what had happened to their parents before flying back to the …