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Oil producers eye long road to recovery as Texas begins to thaw By Reuters

Oil producers eye long road to recovery as Texas begins to thaw By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A man walks to his friend’s home in a neighbourhood without electricity as snow covers the BlackHawk neighborhood in Pflugerville 2/2 By Devika Krishna Kumar and Laila Kearney NEW YORK…

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Child poverty in the U.S. could be slashed by monthly payments to parents – an idea proved in other rich countries and proposed by a prominent Republican decades ago

Child poverty in the U.S. could be slashed by monthly payments to parents – an idea proved in other rich countries and proposed by a prominent Republican decades ago

Which former president pitched a Family Assistance Plan to the American people that would have provided many families with children a monthly stipend? It may surprise you that it came in 1969 from Richard Nixon,…

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Getting news from Facebook and Google is convenient — but it comes at great collective cost

Getting news from Facebook and Google is convenient — but it comes at great collective cost

Digital platforms like Facebook and Google give us easy access to media and information. But our collective dependence on these tech giants could in the long run reduce the quality of journalism, making us all…

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Oil gains as U.S. production slowly returns after freeze By Reuters

Oil gains as U.S. production slowly returns after freeze By Reuters

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: The sun is seen behind a crude oil pump jack in the Permian Basin in Loving County TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday as the slow return of output…

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COVID stamp duty holiday reveals big problems in the housing market

COVID stamp duty holiday reveals big problems in the housing market

The UK housing market has been affected by the pandemic, but in ways that were not anticipated at the outset. Initially, forecasters thought that the sharp reduction in economic activity could lead to a housing…

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At last, climate science may be able to predict tropical Atlantic weather better

At last, climate science may be able to predict tropical Atlantic weather better

El Niño Southern Oscillation or ENSO, an anomalous warming of the surface waters in the tropical Pacific Ocean, is famous for producing months-long unusual weather patterns across the globe. A similar, albeit lesser known circulation…

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Precious Metals & Energy – Weekly Review and Calendar Ahead By Investing.com

Precious Metals & Energy – Weekly Review and Calendar Ahead By Investing.com

© Reuters. By Barani Krishnan Investing.com – Jerry Jones, majority shareholder of Comstock Resources (NYSE:), is being roasted on Twitter for suggesting the Texas-based shale gas driller hit the “jackpot” from skyrocketing gas prices as…

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COVID-19 has crippled the winter sports industry – but a digital revolution will help it recover

COVID-19 has crippled the winter sports industry – but a digital revolution will help it recover

It was all going so well. When China sparked the greatest winter sports boom in history by trying to inspire 300m people ahead of the Olympics in Beijing in 2022, the forecast for the industry…

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The heaviest stellar black hole in our galaxy is even more massive than we thought

The heaviest stellar black hole in our galaxy is even more massive than we thought

When one of us (Ilya Mandel) started grad school at the California Institute of Technology 20 years ago, he was greeted with a series of bets hanging on the wall outside the office of his…

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Why a predictable cold snap crippled the Texas power grid By Reuters

Why a predictable cold snap crippled the Texas power grid By Reuters

4/4 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Winter weather caused electricity blackouts in Houston 2/4 By Tim McLaughlin and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) – As Texans cranked up their heaters early Monday to combat plunging temperatures, a record…

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