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10/30/2014 01:44 PM
[$$] Total Well Placed to Weather Oil-Price Volatility, CEO Says
French oil major Total SA is well placed to weather the recent oil-price volatility, its new Chief Executive Patrick Pouyanné told a London industry conference Thursday.
10/30/2014 12:03 PM
US economy grew 3.5% in third quarter

The American flag flutters in the breeze before the US Capitol, cocooned in scaffolding, October 28, 2014US economic growth was robust in the third quarter, according to the first government estimate Thursday, appearing to underscore the Federal Reserve's decision to end its asset-buying stimulus program. The world's largest economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September period as defense spending surged and exports climbed, narrowing the trade gap, the Commerce Department said. The economy contracted 2.1 percent in the first quarter largely due to severe winter weather. "Growth above three percent in four of the past five quarters is starting to look like a trend," said Ian Shepherdson of Pantheon Macroeconomics.



10/30/2014 11:18 AM
Doug Ose Was Dirty Then, Dirty Now; Bera Is Running Clean (CA-07)
The campaign to represent California's 7th House District is a clear contest between old and new. The incumbent is a freshman who is looking ahead to innovative, clean energy sources of the future. The challenger is a former congressman from a previous generation whose views on climate change and fossil energy are almost as old as the fuels...
10/30/2014 08:32 AM
Ice Age Extinctions Could Predict Modern Die-Offs

Ice Age Extinctions Could Predict Modern Die-OffsDuring the last Ice Age, huge mammals roamed North America. Scientists have long debated the cause of the mass extinction, whether humans or climate change. "We've already had this natural experiment of losing the large, apex consumers," said Felisa Smith, a paleoecologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, speaking of the ice age extinctions. The top predators also shifted, according to preliminary results Smith presented Sunday (Oct. 19) at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.



10/30/2014 01:17 AM
Factbox: Midterm elections' impact on U.S. energy, environment agenda
By Valerie Volcovici WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 2014 U.S. mid-term elections could shake up Congress in the midst of two major transformations in energy and environmental policy. A boom in the production of shale oil and gas has turned the United States into an energy superpower, putting the country on course to overtake Saudi Arabia as the world's biggest oil producer. Meanwhile, the Obama administration has moved ahead with its Climate Action Plan, a strategy to use regulations to address global warming without action from Congress. ...
10/29/2014 05:24 PM
[$$] Allstate Operating Profit Falls 16% Amid Higher Catastrophe Losses
Allstate Corp. said its third-quarter operating earnings fell 16% as the auto and home insurer reported sharply higher pretax catastrophe losses, mostly the result of severe weather in Colorado late last ...
10/29/2014 05:22 PM
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