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Apple will rely on Samsung for a vital part of the next iPhone

Apple and Samsung are competitors in the smartphone market, but they're actually business partners when it comes to making Apple's proprietary processors that power the iPhone.<p>Now we're learning that despite Apple's attempts to avoid working with the Korean tech giant, Samsung will make the A9 chip …

Oil sands stocks: What's driving an unlikely surge

A funny thing happened while energy investors were crying in their beer – some of the most beaten-down stocks rebounded in a big way.<p>That was even before Tuesday's spike in crude prices. It was easy to miss amid the flow of gloomy headlines, from cuts in corporate spending and dividends to …

As Oil Prices Climb, Some Harbor Doubts

Crude Jumps 7% on Indications of Production Slowdown, Even as Inventory Data Point to Supply Glut<p>Crude prices rose to the highest level this year amid signs a global supply glut could ease, but some investors and analysts said the worst of the oil rout may not be over.<p>The benchmark U.S. oil price …

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This week's spike in oil prices is a perfect 'Goldilocks scenario' for the global economy

Oil at $60 may be safer for the world than oil at $40.Gregory "Slobirdr" Smith, FlickrOil is now in a bull market, believe it or not. Prices of the world's most important commodity has climbed by more than a quarter in recent days.<p>That leaves Brent crude up by nearly $10 per barrel from its lows, …

How the oil boom changed the face of small-town North Dakota

In October 2011, my colleague Blake Ellis and I traveled to western North Dakota to report on the accelerating oil boom. A lot has changed since then.<p>In oil towns like Williston and Watford City, massive amounts of infrastructure have been built in just the last three years. Here's a look at some …

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Oil industry job cuts are here

Here is some bad news for oil and gas jobs.<p>In Wednesday's ADP private payrolls report, Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody's Analytics said:<p>"Employment posted another solid gain in January, although the pace of growth is slower than in recent months. <b>Businesses in the energy and</b> <b>supplying industries</b> …

How We Did the Maldives on the Cheap

Come on, dream with me for a moment. Imagine you're on a beach. You're lying in a hammock, body as loose and floppy as a rag doll. The soft strains of playful island music kisses your ears, its provenance indeterminable. Your skin is warm to the touch -- the sun gilds it with its penetrating golden …