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What's Driving Down U.S. Oil Prices?

A slowing global economy has sent oil prices down sharply. The price for benchmark West Texas Intermediate has fallen from over $100 a barrel to about $84 a barrel in the space of a month. Audie Cornish talks to John Ydstie for more.
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Widespread Drought And Water Shortages

New data show more than half of the United States is experiencing moderate to extreme drought. Weather patterns, water shortages and crop prices.

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Oil Industry Helps Job Growth Hold Steady In Texas

Texas is one of the states that has actually seen job growth. Nathan Bernier of member station KUT reports on the type of jobs being created.
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Gulf Refinery Expansion May Not Cut Gas Prices

A five-year, $10 billion expansion in Port Arthur, Texas, has created the largest refinery in the country. But because the U.S. has become a net exporter of gasoline and the facility will contribute to that trend, analysts say the project won't have a big impact on national fuel prices.
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Pepco Wants Your Aging Fridge

In an effort to get energy-sucking refrigerators and freezers off of their power grid, Pepco will not only come pick up your aging appliances, but they'll actually pay you for the trouble.

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To Tap Arctic Oil, Russia Partners With Exxon Mobil

Moscow's recent deals with foreign oil companies are designed to maintain Russia as the world's No. 1 oil producer. The biggest deal, with Exxon Mobil, would put billions of dollars toward exploiting vast oil and gas reserves in Russia's Arctic waters.
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Controversial Head Of Nuclear Commission Resigns

Gregory Jaczko, the controversial head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, is resigning his post. During his tenure he frequently clashed with fellow commissioners and was called a bully. But in announcing his resignation, he didn't mention the internal strife.

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