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Reports of Shale’s Death Were Greatly Exaggerated
ConocoPhillips buying Concho caps a flurry of deals that show there’s life in the industry even with oil at around $40 a barrel.
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Consumer masks could soon come with labels saying how well they work
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Guide to navigating social media during the election
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What to look for in a contractor who would convert your crawl space into a basement
ASK THE BUILDER | The first step in the process of tearing out the old foundation and installing the new one is to prepare the house as if it’s going to be moved to a new location. House-moving companies do this like you might brush your teeth.
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Short Sellers Get a Warning to Come Clean
A hedge fund’s failure to disclose the U.K.’s largest-ever short was a challenge for the FCA. Still, the industry will sit up and listen.
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Google's search evolution from oracle to advertiser
Compare Google search engine results over nearly two decades and a trend emerges: Results are filled with advertising and non-Google results are lower down.
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Money Laundering Detectives Have Been Out at the Pub
Australian regulators got caught up monitoring nickel-and-dime businesses for far too long. The Crown casino affair shows things are starting to change.
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As Washington scrambles for more bailout money, the Fed sits on mountain of untapped funds
Hundreds of billions of dollars from the Cares Act remains uncommitted and may go unspent despite scramble by White House to produce more aid.
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International Law Can’t Solve the Greco-Turkish Island Problem
The Law of the Sea is no match for geography, history and politics. To avoid war, Ankara, Athens and others must talk.
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People Don’t Need Bottled Water in a Pandemic
Danone, the French company behind Evian mineral water, has fallen behind its rivals. Is it too late to catch up?
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One potential pandemic upside: Performance reviews are getting simpler
Companies such as Goldman Sachs, Box and Anheuser-Busch InBev are trying to make evaluations more transparent, the goals less rigid and the process less complex.
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U.S. report: Much of the world’s chocolate supply relies on more than a million child workers
Child labor among agricultural households in cocoa-growing areas of Ivory Coast and Ghana, the two primary suppliers, increased from 31 percent to 45 percent between 2008 and 2019, according to the Department of Labor survey.
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Federal judge rules against Treasury and IRS again: The incarcerated are entitled to stimulus checks
Judge Phyllis Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has ordered the Treasury Department and the IRS to extend yet again a deadline that will allow prisoners to claim stimulus payments.
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How does Google’s monopoly hurt you? Try these searches.
Right under our noses, the Internet’s most-used website has been getting worse.
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For a normal college experience during the pandemic, these students hopped continents
The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies graduate program has switched up its plans this fall to allow students from its campuses in China and the United States to attend classes at the only Johns Hopkins site that is not online-only, in Italy. Some professors from China have also joined the Bologna campus to teach in person.
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‘Avengers’ updates showcases the best of the studio, and the worst of the game
The studio behind "Avengers" is doing admirable work. But at its core, the game is lacking.
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Turkey farmers fear that, this year, they’ve bred too many big birds
Thanksgiving will entail more, smaller gatherings, and there’s not much turkey farmers can do to accommodate the shift
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Founders Love Listing in Amsterdam. Maybe a Little Too Much.
Altice’s billionaire founder runs the risk of pushing his luck with the exchange’s dual-class share system.
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Where Are We in the Quest for Coronavirus Treatments? 
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The Law and Lore Behind ‘Packing’ the U.S. Supreme Court
The likelihood of a solid conservative majority on the U.S. Supreme Court for years to come has some Democrats contemplating a legislative moonshot. They’re pressuring their candidate in the Nov. 3 presidential election, former Vice President Joe Biden, to endorse the idea of expanding, or “packing,” the court beyond its current nine seats. Others in this so-called progressive wing of the Democratic Party would replace the life tenure of Supreme Court justices with fixed terms. In the words of C
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The Good Censors
The main problem with social media isn’t political bias or market share, it’s that Big Tech is still coddled by legal protections from the dawn of the internet era.
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Trump’s Republican Vision Is America First, Most and Darkest
A textual analysis of recent Republican presidential nomination speeches shows just how far Trump has shifted his party’s pitch to voters.
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