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Are oil stocks good value?

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©PA In the oil market, talk of a supply glut remains as strong as ever. Hopes of oil producers agreeing a deal to cut their output persist, but the price of Brent crude is still languishing below $50 per barrel, compared to more than $120 at its peak in 2012. Oil companies’ shares, however, are trading strongly. At the time ...

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'Modern Family' Creator Steve Levitan — Estranged Wife Accuses Him of Threatening WWIII … Shut Down By Judge

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9/21/2016 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE “Modern Family” creator Steve Levitan has a new idea for a functional modern family … lose the wife who drags him to court for daring to visit his daughter. Levitan — who grosses $2.4 million a month — is in the throes of a super nasty divorce in which his wife has ...

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Tesla updates software after car hack

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Image copyright Getty Images Tesla has updated its software after researchers from China hacked into the operating system of its electric cars. The team from Keen Security Lab remotely manipulated the brake system on a Tesla while it was on the move, from a distance of 12 miles (19km). Using a laptop, the hackers also managed to open a car ...

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UN Suspends Relief to Syria After Convoy Attacked

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BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. humanitarian aid agency suspended all convoys in Syria on Tuesday following an overnight attack on aid trucks that the International Committee of the Red Cross said killed about 20 civilians, mostly truck drivers and Red Crescent workers. The attack plunged Syria’s U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire further into doubt. The Syrian military, just hours earlier, had declared the ...

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Brussels launches competition probe into Engie

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September 19, 2016 by: Alex Barker in Brussels and Rochelle Toplensky in London Brussels has opened an investigation into Luxembourg’s tax arrangements with Engie, the French utility, as it expands its state-aid clampdown on “sweetheart” tax deals. The European Commission probe comes shortly after it hit Apple with a €13bn bill for back taxes in Ireland, a record-breaking penalty that ...

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Did you know Rob Portman speaks Spanish? He does in a new TV ad.

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Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) takes the stage to address the United Mine Workers of America as the group gathers for a rally on the Mall in Washington on Sept. 8, 2016. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Pulling ahead of his Democratic rival, Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is doing something rarely done in Ohio politics: airing a Spanish-language political TV ad. Portman, who polls ...

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Kelly Clarkson Fan — Racist Cops and Security Beat Me Down (VIDEO + PHOTO GALLERY)

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9/17/2016 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF EXCLUSIVE Security guards at a Kelly Clarkson show dragged a female fan from her front row seat and roughed her up because of her race … according to the woman, who’s filed a lawsuit. Andrea Ugalde says Staples Center security accused her of being in the wrong section, and asked her to leave. She says ...

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Thousands play Pokemon Go while driving, US research suggests

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Thousands of people are playing Pokemon Go while driving, say US researchers who have studied social media posts. There were “more than 110,000 discrete instances where drivers or pedestrians were distracted by Pokemon Go,” the study, which looked at 10 days of Twitter activity, suggests. Some of these distractions also resulted in crashes, doctors who worked on the research say. ...

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After Priest's Murder by Radical Islamists: 'In the Soul, There Is Strength'

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Weeks after Father Jacques Hamel was brutally murdered by Islamic radicals, the number of people attending church services in the area of his murder have increased. “There is fear without a doubt,” said Dominique Lebrun, the archbishop of Rouen, who has received numerous calls from people who wanted to know if it was still safe to attend mass. “A week ...

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NY AG widens ExxonMobil probe

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©Reuters New York state’s attorney-general is investigating ExxonMobil over its reporting of its asset valuations, widening the probe launched last year into the company’s disclosures on climate change. Eric Schneiderman is looking into why Exxon has not followed its peers in the oil and gas industry in taking large non-cash charges for writedowns in the value of its assets, according ...

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