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Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Oil holds gains as Iraq, U.S.-Iran tension raises risks

Published 17/10/2017

Oil prices crept higher on Tuesday, holding on to gains made as fighting between Iraqi and Kurdish forces threatened supplies from northern Iraq while political tension rose between the United States and Iran. [more…]

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Oil rallies on Chinese import boost and Mideast tensions

Published 13/10/2017

Oil prices firmed on Friday as strong Chinese oil import data and turmoil in the Middle East boosted bulls in a market that has already shown signs of rebalancing after years of excess. [more…]

U.S. House approves disaster funds as Trump criticizes Puerto Rico

U.S. House approves disaster funds as Trump criticizes Puerto Rico

Published 13/10/2017

A new package of U.S. disaster assistance sailed through the House of Representatives on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump expressing impatience with having to devote federal resources for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico's recovery. [more…]

Oil up on lower U.S. rig count, expectation of ongoing Saudi output restraint

Oil up on lower U.S. rig count, expectation of ongoing Saudi output restraint

Published 09/10/2017

Oil prices edged up on Monday, after a 2 percent slide on Friday, as the number of rigs drilling for new oil in the United States dipped and on expectations that Saudi Arabia would continue to restrain its output to support the market. [more…]

In Puerto Rico, lives depend on volunteer doctors and diesel generators

In Puerto Rico, lives depend on volunteer doctors and diesel generators

Published 07/10/2017

At a community center in Orocovis, an isolated agricultural town of 23,000 in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, six oxygen-dependent patients drew breath with the help of the diesel generator powering their equipment. [more…]

Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service

Google to use balloons to provide Puerto Rico cell service

Published 07/10/2017

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said late on Friday it had approved Alphabet Inc's application to provide emergency cellular service to Puerto Rico through balloons. [more…]

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Latin stars sing for Puerto Rico relief

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Latin stars sing for Puerto Rico relief

Published 06/10/2017

Hamilton musical creator Lin-Manuel Miranda on Friday released a new song for hurricane relief charity efforts in Puerto Rico featuring many of the music industry's biggest Latin stars. [more…]

Oil markets wary as another tropical storm heads for Gulf of Mexico

Oil markets wary as another tropical storm heads for Gulf of Mexico

Published 06/10/2017

Oil markets were cautious on Friday as traders monitored a tropical storm heading for the Gulf of Mexico and as China remained closed for a week-long public holiday. [more…]

A cell signal, an open bar: tiny wins for Puerto Rico in ruins

A cell signal, an open bar: tiny wins for Puerto Rico in ruins

Published 02/10/2017

Puerto Ricans still living largely in darkness 12 days after Hurricane Maria leveled their island reveled in small victories on Sunday in what promises to be a months-long slog back to some semblance of normal life. [more…]

Storm-battered Antigua asks U.S. to settle 12-year old WTO bill

Storm-battered Antigua asks U.S. to settle 12-year old WTO bill

Published 29/09/2017

Antigua and Barbuda asked the United States on Friday to settle a decade-old trade dispute to help the Caribbean country pay the $250 million cost of recovery from Hurricane Irma, which "completely decimated" the island of Barbuda. [more…]