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Falling Oil Prices Make Fracking Less Lucrative

As oil prices dip, controversial and relatively expensive production methods, like oil sands and fracking, have become less profitable. Some drillers are already cutting back on plans for more wells.
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Lights Back On In Bangladesh After Nationwide Blackout

The failure of a link that supplies electricity from neighboring India is suspected to have caused the massive outage on Saturday.
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National Blackout: Bangladesh Hit By Massive Power Outage

The blackout struck around 11:30 a.m. Saturday, after a connection that brings power in from India tripped. Most of the country's more than 160 million people were without power for hours.
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Five Reasons Why Your Financial Outlook Just Got Better

Even if a big raise is not imminent for you, five factors are helping stretch today's paycheck: cheap gasoline; a strong dollar; low interest rates; fierce retail competition and a huge corn harvest.
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T. Boone Pickens On The Plummeting Price Of Oil

Melissa Block talks to oilman T. Boone Pickens. He told the Wall Street Journal that energy companies are pumping too much oil and that none of them wants to be the first to stop.
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North Texas Town Could Become First In The State To Ban Fracking

In Texas, early voting is underway ahead of the Nov. 4 election. In the north Texas town of Denton, that means people are deciding whether they want to ban the oil and gas drilling method known as "fracking." The outcome of that vote will have repercussions across the state.
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Wanted: Wind Turbine Mechanic — Must Be Daredevil, Skilled With Hands

Wind power is a growing part of the energy mix in the United States. And more wind turbines means there are new jobs for people to install and repair them. The job requires a unique skill set.
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ISIS Rakes In Millions Through Slick Black Market For Oil

The so-called Islamic State is raking in millions selling oil to smugglers. The U.S. is working to undermine the militant group's finances by interrupting oil sales and punishing companies that purchase crude from them.
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You're Enjoying Low Gas Prices, But Is It Really A Good Sign?

All around the country, drivers are seeing signs that gas prices are depressed. Those drops helped hold down the latest consumer price index. But economists worry about too much of a good thing.
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D.C. Among Most Improved In Energy Efficiency, According To Report

A new scorecard by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy ranks D.C. alongside three states as the most improved in terms of energy efficiency.

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