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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterExxon Mobil Corp. won a round in its bitter fight against Venezuela's state oil company Thursday as courts in several countries said they would freeze $12 billion in international assets held by Petroleos de Venezuela. Last year, Venezuelan President...
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JAMIE COURT and JUDY DUGAN are founders of Oilwatchdog.org, a project of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights.WHO'S AFRAID of Big Oil? Apparently, California's elected officials. Gasoline prices are stuck well above last year's record highs and about 50 cents above the national average. Yet state politicians are not saying or doing a thing, except for raking in...
Tribune chief business correspondentPainful reminders of the fallout from the cheap-oil era of a decade ago are never far from Robert Malone, the top North American executive of oil giant BP. In March, he traveled 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle to look in on BP's efforts to rebuild...
Tribune staff reporterTwo thin streams of wastewater pour constantly from spigots used to monitor environmental conditions at the BP oil refinery in Whiting. Joe Morrison, manager of the facility's water treatment plant, quickly fills two glass bottles to show the...
Sun ReporterBaltimore's best swimmers traveled to the Midwest and spurred high hopes for what they might accomplish a year from now in the Far East. Michael Phelps and Katie Hoff were named the top individual performers at the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming Nationals...
Sun reporterHow do you motivate an athlete who really doesn't have enough storage space for more medals, and whose swimming resume already requires a library chock-full of three-ring binders? The incentive isn't as hard as you might think. Michael Phelps' coach...
Sun reporterThe third day of the ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships was marked by a pair of exciting rivalry races -- one marred by a bad start, and the other capped by an exciting finish. Just a half-hour after his third-place finish in the 400-...
Sun reporterFor a pair of the nation's top swimmers, the chlorine that was in the air in the Indiana University Natatorium proved to be much thicker than any competitive tensions. Michael Phelps, from Rodgers Forge, and Towson's Katie Hoff each raced in an "off"...
Sun reporterIn Australia this year at the FINA World Championships, swimmer Michael Phelps proved that, when it comes to his best events, he's racing against only himself and history. When he steps away from his strengths, however, there are still swimmers out there...
Sun reporterSome investors may not like the price FPL Group Inc. has agreed to pay for Constellation Energy Group Inc., but the companies made sure that a competitor would need very deep pockets to swoop in with a sweeter offer now. Baltimore-based Constellation has...
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