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What Have the Finals Told Us About Steph Curry?

Steph Curry was 5-23 from the floor in Game 2, including an air-balled possible game winner. He also had six turnovers. This was a John Starks–level …

Oil prices drop after Saudi Arabia says it will not cut output alone

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices dropped around a percentage point in early Asian trade on Monday after Saudi Arabia said over the weekend that it would not unilaterally cut its output to defend prices.<p>Since oil prices started to fall in June 2014, many analysts have expected Saudi Arabia, OPEC's …

Taiwan Smartphone Maker HTC Gains 2.8% On Hopes Cher Wang Can Revive Its Success

Shares in struggling Taiwan smartphone maker HTC gained 2.8% in early trade in Taipei today on hopes that last week’s move by its influential co-founder and chairman Cher Wang to become CEO will bring back some of its luster.<p>HTC on Friday after Wang, a daughter of deceased Taiwan entrepreneur …

U.S. refiners turn to tanker trucks to avoid 'dumbbell' crudes

HOUSTON (Reuters) - In a pressing quest to secure the best possible crude, U.S. refiners are increasingly going straight to the source.<p>Firms such as Marathon Petroleum Corp and Delek U.S. Holdings are buying up tanker trucks and extending local pipeline networks in order to get more oil directly …

Bee Death Study Clears Bayer’s Insecticide as Sole Cause

A widely used insecticide developed by Bayer AG and tied to deaths of honeybees isn’t the main cause of the fatalities, University of Maryland …

Some Anxiety, But No Slowdown For North Dakota Oil Boom Town

Low oil prices are causing a drop in new drilling and exploration in North Dakota, but not as much as you might expect.<p>Take the boom town of Watford City, over in the northwestern corner of the state and in the heart of the Bakken oil patch. Its population has tripled since 2010, and today, …

Oil Rigs Fall for the 15th Straight Week and Twitter Nails it Again

U.S. oil rigs fell for the 15th straight week. Estimates gathered from Twitter guessed it perfectly.<p>Drillers idled 41 oil rigs (excluding gas rigs), …

Native Americans Look Beyond Casinos To Marijuana

Native American tribes are looking to expand their business beyond casinos and into the lucrative cannabis industry.<p>The Portland Press Herald reported that three of the states four tribes were considering legalizing marijuana on their lands, but hadn’t gone much further than discussions. One of the …

Watch Your Back, Kale. Kelp Is Gunning For The Veggie Du Jour Title

The story of how kale went from frumpy to trendy is a great inspiration to Gabriela Bradt, a fisheries specialist at the University of New Hampshire in Durham.<p>"Nobody cared about kale. Then it became the green du jour," says Bradt.<p>With a little help, Bradt says seaweeds like Knotted Wrack and …

Critics blast new Obama regs for fracking on federal lands

A new regulation announced Friday by the Obama administration -- requiring fracking companies who drill on federal lands to disclose what chemicals they use in the controversial process -- was blasted as "yet another attack on American jobs" by GOP lawmakers, who said the mandate could slow the …

Farmers Studying Farm Bill's Commodity Support Programs

How The Fed Fostered The Oil Glut And Price Drop - Wall Street Losing Patience

Let’s start with <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> article, “Banks Struggle to Unload Oil Loans,” which reveals the Fed’s role in encouraging excess oil production that led to the inevitable price drop (italics are mine):<p>Energy-sector deals have been a bright spot at a time when once-lucrative businesses, …

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The world's fifth-largest food supplier is almost out of water

How devastating? Earlier this month, the title of a Los Angeles Times op-ed published by Jay Famiglietti, senior water scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a professor at UC Irvine, got right to the point: California would run out of water in a year.<p>This headline—as Famiglietti himself …

ChemChina to buy into Italian tire maker Pirelli in $7.7 billion deal | Reuters

MILAN (Reuters) - China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) is to buy into Pirelli PECI.MI, the world’s fifth-largest tire maker, in a 7.1 billion-euro ($7.7 billion) deal that will put the 143-year-old Italian company in Chinese hands.<p>The deal, agreed with Pirelli’s top shareholders on Sunday, is …

China

More gas stations want to sell beer on tap

DES MOINES, Iowa — Move over slushy machines. Gas stations and convenience stores are making room for a more adult beverage dispenser.<p>Draft beer taps where customers can have 64-ounce growlers filled with beer to go have been installed in dozens of gas stations, grocery stores and other retailers …

U.S. companies hoard record amount of cash

Corporate America has so much cash sitting in the bank that it could purchase the Dallas Cowboys 437 times without borrowing a dime.<p>Or if these titans of business really love House of Cards they could splurge by acquiring Netflix (NFLX) 53 times. They could even buy Apple (AAPL), Facebook (FB) and …

Oil Price Drop Hurts Spending on Business Investments

Other industries eventually could compensate for the energy cutbacks<p>Prospects for an uptick in business investment this year are facing a major drag: The collapse in oil prices is spurring significant cutbacks by the energy-production industry, which had been a standout in an otherwise lackluster …

Crude Oil Prices

Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany<p>A team of <b>Argentine</b> archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a</b> …

Richard III: Leicester reburial plans under way

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1154000/1154543_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1531915390_9bc1aab72126458bad766cd054889d32<p><b>King Richard III's remains have arrived at Leicester Cathedral ahead of his reburial.</b><p>His funeral cortege entered the city at the historic Bow Bridge …

Richard III

Israel's president begins meetings that will lead to new government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin began consultations Sunday with representatives of the country's political parties as a prelude to naming the head of a new government, presumably incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu.<p>Although it is widely assumed that Netanyahu will head the next government, it is up to the …

Israel

Cruz becomes first major candidate to jump into 2016 race