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Policy: Environment & Energy

Geopolitical tensions seen keeping oil prices high

By PABLO GORONDI | 07/22/14 05:42 PM

The price of oil fell slightly Tuesday but experts see geopolitical tensions preventing any significant short-term declines. U.S. benchmark crude for August delivery fell 17 cents to $104.42 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The more heavily traded September contract slipped 47...
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USDA: Illinois corn, soybean crops faring well

07/22/14 06:51 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois' corn crop is maturing faster than normal and faring well. The USDA says in its weekly crop-status update that 81 percent of the state's corn is rated as either good or excellent. Eighty-two percent of the crop is...
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Court rules France responsible in toxic algae case

By ELAINE GANLEY | 07/22/14 09:14 AM

PARIS (AP) — A French court has found the state responsible for the 2009 death of a horse on a Brittany beach killed by toxic algae. The decision by an appeals court in Nantes represents a victory for environmentalists and for the horse's owner, Vincent Petit, who nearly died himself when he...
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