Tumbling oil prices slam profit at Exxon Mobil, Chevron


© Reuters. A sign advertising gas prices is seen at a Chevron station in Los Angeles By Ernest Scheyder and Anna Driver (Reuters) – Weak oil prices shriveled quarterly profit at Exxon Mobil Corp (N:) and Chevron Corp (N:) on Friday, compelling both companies to rethink operations and plan for what many expect to be a sustained period of cheap ...

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Obama says Congress should focus on Ex-Im Bank, budget after recess


© Reuters. U.S. President Barack Obama talks about presidential term limits during remarks at the African Union in Addis Ababa WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama signed a three-month extension of the surface transportation bill on Friday, admonishing Congress for failing to pass longer-term legislation. Obama cited the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank, a budget compromise and a long-term transportation ...

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Trump’s presidential bid draws scorn and bemusement in Europe


© Reuters. RICOH Women’s British Open 2015 By Angus MacSwan LONDON (Reuters) – With his distressed hairstyle, voluptuous female companions and love of the media spotlight, U.S. tycoon Donald Trump is no stranger to people on this side of the Atlantic. But his bid to become president of the United States has got people scratching their heads. Seen by many ...

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Clinton urges Congress to end Cuban embargo ‘once and for all’


© Reuters. Democratic U.S presidential candidate Hillary Clinton makes a speech on Cuban relations at Florida International University in Miami MIAMI (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday called for the Congress to end the U.S. economic embargo in Cuba and said she would make it easier for Americans to travel to the Communist-led island if she were ...

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Hillary Clinton takes on Jeb Bush on racial equality issues


© Reuters. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Urban League’s conference in Fort Lauderdale By Zachary Fagenson FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) – Hillary Clinton launched a direct assault on Jeb Bush on Friday, questioning his commitment to tackle issues of economic and racial inequality at a convention of a major African American civil rights group. The meeting ...

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IAEA head ‘positively’ considering U.S. invitation to speak about Iran: source


IAEA head ‘positively’ considering U.S. invitation to speak about Iran: source VIENNA (Reuters) – The head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog is “positively considering” an invitation from the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a diplomatic source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday. Some U.S. politicians have asked for more information to be made public relating to the International ...

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