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As energy shares tumble, opportunity lurks

The overall energy sector of the S&P 500 fell 6.3 percent on Friday, adding to its year-to-date losses, now at 10.3 percent. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Shale stocks have been hard-hit as investors see margins all but evaporating following the slide in crude oil prices, but the U.S. shale energy boom is not over. U.S. crude prices were catching up to Thur [...] Read more ...

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29 Nov 2014

Germany’s Environment Minister Calls On Citizens To Turn Off Lights During Sex – To Protect Climate!

Perhaps the German Ministry of Environment has also decreed sex only in unheated rooms. Germany’s Ministry of Environment headed by socialist Barbara Hendricks has produced a series of video clips aimed at getting citizens to save energy, and thus do the climate good at the same time. It really is amazing that bureaucrats are now telling citizens [...] Read more ...

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29 Nov 2014

Diversity in the classroom

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – When Ahmed Jama and his family began renting a modest townhouse here in 1998, they clearly stood out. The young African parents and their son were among the few Somali families for miles [...] Read more ...

via Usatoday
29 Nov 2014

Oil price slump leaves European equities flat

A further sharp drop in global oil prices to fresh four-year lows on Friday following OPEC's decision to hold output pulled stocks in various directions, leaving Europe's main equity markets broadly flat. London Brent oil for January delivery sank early on Friday to $71.12 per barrel -- hitting the lowest level since July 7, 2010. "Shares in Europe [...] Read more ...

via France24
29 Nov 2014

Crude oil settles at lowest in five years

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- New York-traded oil on Friday settled at its lowest since September 2009, bringing monthly losses to 18%. Intraday data delayed per exchange requirements. Intraday Data provided by SIX Financial Information and subject to terms of use. Intraday data delayed 15 minutes for Nasdaq, and 20 minutes for other exchanges. SE [...] Read more ...

via Marketwatch
29 Nov 2014