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As Oil Prices Slide, Speculation Rises On Shale Boom's Sustainability

Global oil prices have fallen to a 4-year low, confirming hopes and fears, depending on if you're a gasoline consumer or an oilman, that abundant U.S. crude is messing with the world's energy order.
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Economists Theorize Eurozone May Experience Triple-Dip Recession

To find out what's going on with the economy, Rachel Martin talks to David Wessel, director of the Hutchins Center at the Brookings Institution and a contributor to The Wall Street Journal.
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School Facilities Strained By Boom In Petroleum Engineering

Students want to cash in on that growing job market. Those high paying jobs are also attracting petroleum engineering professors. So there are fewer professors to teach ballooning classes.
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Economics Nobel Awarded For Work On Regulating Big Businesses

French economist Jean Tirole studies oligopolies — markets that are controlled by a handful of powerful, interdependent companies.
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French Economist Wins Nobel For Market Power And Regulation Research

French economist Jean Tirole, 61, works at the Toulouse School of Economics in France. The economics prize completed the 2014 Nobel Prize announcements.
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French Economist Wins Nobel For Work On Regulating Big Business

The Nobel committee said Jean Tirole has helped to reshape regulators' policies with his idea that the same rules have different effects — good and bad — in different industries.
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Speculation Abounds Over Who Will Win Economics Nobel

The top contenders for the Nobel Prize in economics are said to be a pair of NYU professors who study entrepreneurship, and a Stanford researcher who did pioneering work into economic sociology.
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U.S. Gas Prices Continue To Slide Downward

On Friday, the price for benchmark crude oil in the U.S. fell below $85 a barrel. Oil production is outstripping demand by a wide margin and analysts say that situation may continue for a while.
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Stock Market Has Wild Week Of Ups And Downs

The stock market has been on a tear this week in both directions. The Dow was down more than 270 points on Tuesday and up by a similar amount Wednesday. On Thursday, it was down by more than 300 points in mid-afternoon.
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World Bank Says Ebola Could Inflict Enormous Economic Losses

In 2013, Sierra Leone and Liberia ranked second and sixth among countries with the highest GDP growth in the world. But that growth has stopped because of the deadly Ebola virus.

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