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As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

As OPEC faces tough test, lower oil prices loom

The Rumaila oil refinery, near Basra, Iraq. It is one of the 12 members of OPEC, the 1960-founded group with the purpose of coordinating oil output.

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China state media says 24 coal miners die in fire

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media says 24 coal miners have been killed in underground fire in the country's northeast.

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Oil boom ropes in cowboys, leaving Canadian ranches understaffed

There's been a lot of attention paid to how Canada's oil boom has helped make gasoline cheaper.

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Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

Handlers steer helium-filled balloons Thomas the Tank Engine and Paddington Bear through the parking lot at CitiField in New York during practice runs earlier this month in preparation for the 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

Helium: It gives NYC's Thanksgiving parade a lift

NEW YORK — It’ll never rank up there with turkey and pumpkin pie, but for millions of Americans the Thanksgiving experience just wouldn’t be the same without ... helium.

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Even without the Keystone XL pipeline, the US oil industry is thriving

The following editorial appeared Friday in the Kansas City Star:

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White House has coal country on the defensive

COLSTRIP, Mont. • After several years of taking a beating from the poor economy, new pollution rules and a flood of cheap natural gas, the coal industry was on the rebound this year as mining projects moved forward in the Western U.S. and demand for the fuel began to rise, especially in Asia.

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Regulators approve Tucson Electric rate increase

State regulators today approved a rate increase for Tucson Electric Power Co. that will boost the average residential bill by about $3 to $4 per month — while putting off some new energy-efficiency programs that have been awaiting approval for more than two years.

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Margaret Thatcher, Iron Lady, dead at 87

LONDON (AP) — Love her or loathe her, one thing's beyond dispute: Margaret Thatcher transformed Britain.

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