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Global turmoil is a gusher for oil companies

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“The rising tide lifts all ships. All oil companies will make more money thananyone estimated just twomonths ago,” said Fadel Gheit, oil analyst with Oppenheimer. “Every dollar increase in the price of oil gives Exxon $450 million a year more income,” Gheit added.

Investors seek safety, bet on fear

Investors seek safety, bet on fear

Investment banks are offering more products offering protection from losses triggered by unexpected calamities.

The bond backfire

The bond backfire

Those who bought long-term Treasury funds took on a lot more risk than they anticipated, and those who sold tax-exempt funds were not discriminating enough.

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To woo patients, hospital offers international menu

To woo patients, hospital offers international menu

Houston hospitals are offering special menus, foreign language TV channels and even concierge services to attract foreign-born patients, many of whom are insured or pay cash.
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A day in the life of a New York taxi

A day in the life of a New York taxi

A new infographic by Chris Whong uses 2013 taxi trip data to show how and when taxis move around New York City. These excerpts from the Web site show the activity of a single taxi in one day.
North Texas city rejects fracking ban

North Texas city rejects fracking ban

The City Council of Denton, Tex., rejected a bid early Wednesday morning to ban further permitting of hydraulic fracturing in the community after eight hours of public testimony.
Obama visits 1776, addresses jobs report

Obama visits 1776, addresses jobs report

The day the Bureau of Labor Statistics released a report showing the U.S. added more than 200,000 jobs for the fifth-straight month, President Obama spoke about the encouraging numbers from D.C. startup hub 1776.
Lew defends IRS on ‘broken hard drive’

Lew defends IRS on ‘broken hard drive’

On Wednesday, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew responds to accusations that the IRS obstructed a search for emails, saying "sometimes a broken hard drive is just a broken hard drive."
16 must-see GoPRO videos

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Chinese millionaire hosts homeless New Yorkers

Chinese millionaire hosts homeless New Yorkers

Chen Guangbiao, a Chinese millionaire who made his fortune off the recycling business, invited homeless New Yorkers to a lunch Wednesday at a Central Park restaurant.
Monet painting sells for more than $50M

Monet painting sells for more than $50M

In London, a bid of more than 31 million British pounds won a painting from Claude Monet's "Water Lilies" series. It's the second Monet painting to do well at an auction this year.
This robot can make you ice cream

This robot can make you ice cream

One day, robots might be making people's coffee, cleaning their house or walking their dogs. But first they'll have to understand how we speak. Robot Learning Lab Director Ashutosh Saxena explains.
Dean Foods subpoenaed in probe

Dean Foods subpoenaed in probe

Authorities are reportedly investigating whether golfer Phil Mickelson got stock tips about Dean Foods from sports bettor Billy Walters.
Capital Business presents The Washington Post's 2014 Top Workplaces

Capital Business presents The Washington Post's 2014 Top Workplaces

Capital Business recognized 150 companies as the top workplaces in the D.C. area during a celebration at The Washington Post on June 19. Editor Dan Beyers hosted the event.
CEO says recall should be 'permanently etched' in GM memory

CEO says recall should be 'permanently etched' in GM memory

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testified before the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee on the investigation into the recall of 2.6 million cars with a deadly ignition switch defect.
Oil prices up as U.S. looks to Iran over Iraq

Oil prices up as U.S. looks to Iran over Iraq

Conflict between the Iraqi government and the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has sent oil prices rising, but U.S. officials are now considering Iran as a possible part of the solution.
U.S. stocks rally on news from across the pond

U.S. stocks rally on news from across the pond

Stocks react to the European Central Bank cutting rates to new lows, Amazon fuels smartphone speculation, and other business news.