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Longshot Oil Riches Draw Wildcatters to the Utah Desert

Tuesday  16:16,   17 july 2018
bloomberg

On hot days in Utah’s Uinta basin, rocks weep oil. Rivulets of black tar hint at the untapped riches within. The prospect of unlocking those riches has drawn a motley bunch to this desert outside of Vernal, not far from the Colorado border. [...]
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Ocasio-Cortez starts controversy with comments on Israeli ‘occupation,’ admits she's 'not the expert'

Tuesday  16:09,   17 july 2018
foxnews

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 28-year-old Democratic socialist who became a rising political star after her victory in New York’s congressional primary last month, referred to Israel’s “occupation" in an interview before admitting that she is[...]

Virginia girl, 3, uses FaceTime to save father's life after he suffers stroke

Tuesday  16:07,   17 july 2018
foxnews

Virginia girl, 3, uses FaceTime to save father's life after he suffers strokeOn July 4, while Trevor McCabe was home with his daughter, Molly, McCabe “heard a loud humming noise in his ears and felt like he was going to lose his balance,” his[...]

Trump Feels GOP Heat on Putin, But Will It Linger?

Tuesday  16:06,   17 july 2018
realclearpolitics

<p>With sharp statements that underscored a deep disconnect between the president and his party's orthodoxy in dealing with Russia, GOP lawmakers condemned Donald Trump's apparent appeasement of Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on[...]

'Possible serial killer' apprehended in Texas after cops say he fatally shot three people in four days

Tuesday  15:55,   17 july 2018
nydailynews

A "possible serial killer" suspected of fatally shooting three people in four days in Texas was captured early Tuesday.&nbsp;Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was spotted in a vehicle that belonged to one of the murder victims and was[...]

Samsung Galaxy S10 will reportedly come in 3 sizes to trump the iPhone in 2019

Tuesday  15:55,   17 july 2018
msn

Samsung is reportedly gearing up to launch its next flagship, the Galaxy S10, in three different sizes in 2019. It’s been offering two sizes of its high-end handset for the past few generations. But Business Insider cited TF International analyst[...]

Why billionaire Charlie Munger says 'it's important to review your past stupidities'

Tuesday  15:55,   17 july 2018
cnbc

Investor Charlie Munger explains how he finds it crucial to learn from failure and missed opportunities.When a shareholder asked the Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman about how to recover from a big missed opportunity during an annual meeting of the[...]

Goldman Says Solomon Will Succeed Blankfein as CEO in October

Tuesday  15:47,   17 july 2018
bloomberg

David Solomon finally has a start date for his reign atop Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Solomon will succeed Lloyd Blankfein as the firm’s chief executive officer on Oct. 1, the bank said in a statement Tuesday. Blankfein will step down as chairman at[...]

Goldman Sachs makes it official: David Solomon to become next CEO, replacing Lloyd Blankfein

Tuesday  15:31,   17 july 2018
cnbc

After 12 years with Lloyd Blankfein at the helm, Goldman names a successor.Solomon, 56, will now have time to put his stamp on his organization after officially being named as the incoming CEO. He will take on the CEO role on Oct. 1 and Blankfein[...]

Scaramucci's Path to $20 Billion Runs Through a Hot China Market

Tuesday  15:31,   17 july 2018
bloomberg

An investment offering that most of the world has shunned is suddenly all the rage in China, and money managers from UBS Group AG to SkyBridge Capital are moving to grab a slice of the bounty. Funds of hedge funds, which allocate client money across [...]

Exceedingly rare Mickey Mantle card goes on display

Tuesday  15:27,   17 july 2018
msn

Collector Marshall Fogel is displaying his rare Topps 1952 Mickey Mantle baseball card for the first time in decades. The retired Denver lawyer says the card is insured for $12 million. That's 100 times what he paid for it in 1996.DENVER — The[...]

Girl Scouts add badges for cybersecurity and the environment

Tuesday  15:21,   17 july 2018
engadget

The US Girl Scouts campaign to promote STEM education is advancing to its next logical step: even more badges. The organization is introducing 30 new badges that promise to foster scientific and computer know-how across the Scouts' age groups.[...]

Girls only: As Boy Scouts begin accepting girls, Girl Scouts launching new trailblazing badges

Tuesday  15:15,   17 july 2018
usatoday

The rollout comes at a tense time for Girl Scouts: Boy Scouts of America announced last year it would start accepting girls into its programs in a shift toward inclusivity.Cutting-edge fields – for cutting-edge young[...]

A valiant 7-year-old survived her father’s car crash. She died searching for help.

Tuesday  15:15,   17 july 2018
msn

Police suspected her father of being intoxicated.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]

Analysis: Fox News’s Chris Wallace gives Putin the grilling Trump won’t

Tuesday  15:15,   17 july 2018
msn

Putin grew irritated with the journalist pressing him — and it showed.The host on Trump’s favorite cable channel jousted ably with the Russian president — despite the use of interpreters — in an interview airing Monday night. He pressed Putin on the [...]