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Which OPEC Members Are Breaking Even?

graphics.wsj.com — How the oil price at which production becomes unprofitable differs drastically between OPEC members.
Nov 27, 2014

Kuwait & Qatar are the only OPEC members that can balance their budgets at current oil prices graphics.wsj.com/opec-break-eve… pic.twitter.com/gdWmjpaGoh

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OPEC's Weapon of Mass Inaction

online.wsj.com — OPEC just declared war on everyone-including itself. The oil cartel's hotly-anticipated meeting on Thursday ended with a whimper: No change to an output target that already wasn't being observed. Oil prices, though, went bang: Brent crude dropped about 3% to around $74 a barrel after the decision was made.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @liamdenning: OPEC just declared war on everbody--including itself. My column: on.wsj.com/1y5l8I3 via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

RT @liamdenning: OPEC just declared war on everbody--including itself. My column: on.wsj.com/1y5l8I3 via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

RT @liamdenning: OPEC just declared war on everbody--including itself. My column: on.wsj.com/1y5l8I3 via @WSJ

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As OPEC Members Meet, Outcome Remains Unclear

online.wsj.com — VIENNA-The outcome of a crucial OPEC meeting remained unclear Thursday as ministers from the oil producing-group gathered at its Vienna headquarters amid a continuing fall in global oil prices.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJ: Breaking: OPEC keeps oil production target unchanged at 30 million barrels a day, says Kuwait oil minister on.wsj.com/1tveZNM

Nov 27, 2014

OPEC's thanksgiving gift: lower oil prices on.wsj.com/1tveZNM great for US consumers, but not domestic producers pic.twitter.com/B63o3PMwr0

Nov 27, 2014

Saudis-Many more reasons (#TheFrackers, Iran,Russia, Canada,Mexico)to keep pushing oil lower than to cut production on.wsj.com/1tveZNM

Nov 27, 2014

RT @thoroldb: Oil slides another 3.4% as OPEC keeps production target unchanged on.wsj.com/1tveZNM

Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJeurope: Breaking: OPEC keeps oil production target unchanged at 30 million barrels a day, says Kuwait oil minister on.wsj.com/1tveZNM

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OPEC Leaves Production Target Unchanged

online.wsj.com — OPEC members agreed to stick to the oil-producer group's existing output target of 30 million barrels of oil a day, a decision that implies it will cut production from recent levels but stops some way short of the action likely required to boost sagging global oil prices.

What It Felt Like to Be a 'Suspicious' Black Teenager

online.wsj.com — As one of the few black male reporters at The Journal, I've had experiences over the years that are unknown among my white colleagues, though anything but unique among other black men. We've all had our encounters; we've all been in situations where being black becomes synonymous with being suspicious, where demanding rights and respectful treatment can be seen as resisting law enforcement.
Nov 27, 2014

A Journal reporter recalls being treated by police as a ‘suspicious’ black teenager on.wsj.com/1vdWa5K via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

A Journal reporter recalls being treated by police as a ‘suspicious’ black teenager on.wsj.com/1vdWa5K via @WSJ

Nov 26, 2014

RT @WSJ: Reporter @Gedfields recalls being treated by police as a ‘suspicious’ black teenager on.wsj.com/1CcZnbV #Ferguson pic.twitter.com/KKRVBOIGNB

Nov 26, 2014

Please read RT @GEDFIELDS recalls being treated by police as a ‘suspicious’ black teenager on.wsj.com/1vdWa5K

Nov 26, 2014

A Journal reporter recalls being treated by police as a ‘suspicious’ black teenager on.wsj.com/1vdWa5K via @WSJ

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5 Things to Know About the Economy at Thanksgiving

blogs.wsj.com — Millennials get a bad rap as entitled and lazy. And yet, the generation, defined as those born between 1980 and 2000, face unique challenges as they graduate college, get their first jobs, find a partner and think about buying a house. More than two-thirds of graduating seniors have student debt, owing an average of nearly $30,000.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @beckybowers: Our guide to dinner-table talk on the economy. If it's growing, why doesn’t it feel like it? on.wsj.com/1rlZs8E pic.twitter.com/760i8bsxT8

Nov 27, 2014

Five things that can help you have a sober discussion on the economy at the family dinner on.wsj.com/1rlZs8E pic.twitter.com/cmWOFErzzg

Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJecon: How to answer the question, “If GDP is growing so fast, why doesn’t it feel like it?” on.wsj.com/1ylbBep pic.twitter.com/rKGQNCZcCN

Nov 27, 2014

RT @SarahPortlock: 5 things you should know when Thanksgiving talk turns to the US Economy: m.wsj.com/briefly/BL-263…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @SarahPortlock: 5 things you should know when Thanksgiving talk turns to the US Economy: m.wsj.com/briefly/BL-263…

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U.K. Politics Put Investors on Edge

online.wsj.com — LONDON-Investors in the U.K. are bracing for a new wave of political risk. Back in September, sterling and U.K. stocks plunged in the run-up to Scotland's vote on independence from the rest of the country. Markets snapped back after Scotland chose to stay. Now many investors see that shakeout as a trial run for the general election...

FIFA Ethics Probe Targets Three Executives in Wake of World Cup Bidding

online.wsj.com — Michael Garcia, the independent prosecutor for soccer's world governing body, has opened ethics cases against three top FIFA executives this month, following an 18-month probe into the awards for hosting rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, according to a person with knowledge of the investigation.
Nov 27, 2014

FIFA ethics probe targets three executives in wake of World Cup bidding, @JoshRobinson23 and @Mattfutterman report on.wsj.com/1y5vTu3

Nov 27, 2014

RT @JoshRobinson23: Confirmed: the three current FIFA ExCo members facing ethics charges related to the 18/22 World Cup bidding on.wsj.com/1vpo3sK

Nov 27, 2014

RT @JoshRobinson23: Confirmed: the three current FIFA ExCo members facing ethics charges related to the 18/22 World Cup bidding on.wsj.com/1vpo3sK

Nov 27, 2014

Confirmed: the three current FIFA ExCo members facing ethics charges related to the 18/22 World Cup bidding on.wsj.com/1vpo3sK

Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJSports: FIFA ethics probe targets 3 execs in wake of Russia/Qatar World Cup bidding: on.wsj.com/1vpo3sK pic.twitter.com/LjmfLHto0V

Thanksgiving - The Numbers - WSJ

blogs.wsj.com — On this day of thanks, here are some relevant statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, USDA and AAA.
Nov 27, 2014

242 million: Number of turkeys raised in the U.S. this year. Thanksgiving by the numbers. on.wsj.com/1zz2FAC?mod=br… via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

RT @ranimolla: Cranberry production? Holiday travel? Places named Turkey? Thanksgiving by the numbers: on.wsj.com/1zz2FAC?mod=br… pic.twitter.com/WqZIOOqG85

Nov 27, 2014

#Thanksgiving owes much to Reformation of Henry VIII, even tho only 24.5m Americans have English ancestry - < 10% on.wsj.com/1zz2FAC

Nov 27, 2014

Cranberry production? Holiday travel? Places named Turkey? Thanksgiving by the numbers: on.wsj.com/1zz2FAC?mod=br… pic.twitter.com/WqZIOOqG85

Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJ: Thanksgiving numbers: 24.5 million U.S. residents are of English ancestry. More facts: on.wsj.com/1rrVOKw

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Hedge-Fund Tycoon Hohn's Wife Gets $530 Million Divorce Payout

online.wsj.com — LONDON-The estranged wife of hedge-fund tycoon Christopher Hohn will receive $530 million in what is believed to be the U.K.'s biggest-ever divorce payout, a U.K. court has ruled. A judge in London's High Court has awarded Jamie Cooper-Hohn $493 million in cash and the rest in the form of a property in Connecticut and adjustments to her share of...
Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJeurope: Hedge-fund tycoon's wife gets $530 million divorce payout, believed to be the U.K.’s biggest-ever divorce payout on.wsj.com/1Clr9mE

Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJeurope: Hedge-fund tycoon's wife gets $530 million divorce payout, believed to be the U.K.’s biggest-ever divorce payout on.wsj.com/1Clr9mE

Nov 27, 2014

RT @journofletcher: Hedge-fund tycoon Hohn’s wife gets $530 million divorce payout on.wsj.com/1y5rUxi via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

Chris Hohn’s wife gets $530 million divorce payout on.wsj.com/1y5rUxi via @WSJ

The 32 Rules of Thanksgiving Touch Football

online.wsj.com — Thanksgiving is Thursday and there's no avoiding it-make the drive, eat the turkey, pass the cranberry goo, and try not to say something you regret. If you can survive until dessert without crying at the table or sticking a fork in someone's arm, you're home free-just inhale the pecan pie, hit the couch, and pass out watching the NFL.

How OPEC’s Vienna Meeting is Playing Out So Far

blogs.wsj.com — There's certainly grumbling among members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries as they meet at the cartel's headquarters in Vienna to discuss tumbling oil prices. But oil prices sank to four-year lows Thursday, underlining the market's perception that the griping won't lead to action robust enough to stop the slump.

Europe Sees Ferguson Violence as Sign of Poor U.S. Treatment of African-Americans

online.wsj.com — Europeans reacted strongly to the rioting in Ferguson, Mo., after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager, highlighting a common theme on the continent that America's human-rights record excludes its African-American minority. While the incident has prompted U.S.
Nov 27, 2014

Europe sees Ferguson violence as sign of poor U.S. treatment of African-Americans on.wsj.com/1y4I3TT via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

RT @MatinaStevis: RT @ToddBuell: Europe sees #Ferguson violence as a sign US is failing its African American population: on.wsj.com/1zZ5tI6

Nov 27, 2014

RT @WSJ: Europe sees the #Ferguson violence as a sign of poor U.S. treatment of African-Americans on.wsj.com/1CkHpo0

Nov 27, 2014

RT @ToddBuell: Europe sees #Ferguson violence as a sign US is failing its African American population: on.wsj.com/1zZ5tI6

Nov 27, 2014

RT @ToddBuell: Europe sees #Ferguson violence as a sign US is failing its African American population: on.wsj.com/1zZ5tI6

Hedge Fund Sees U.K. Housing Opportunity

online.wsj.com — A British fund management firm has set up a new fund to invest in housing for disadvantaged groups in a sign of growing private-sector involvement in efforts to solve a chronic shortage of homes in the U.K..
Nov 27, 2014

RT @davidenrich: What could go wrong? Hedge funds and private-equity firms are investing in low-income UK housing. on.wsj.com/1pqthUc by @artpatnaude

Nov 27, 2014

RT @davidenrich: What could go wrong? Hedge funds and private-equity firms are investing in low-income UK housing. on.wsj.com/1pqthUc by @artpatnaude

Nov 27, 2014

RT @davidenrich: What could go wrong? Hedge funds and private-equity firms are investing in low-income UK housing. on.wsj.com/1pqthUc by @artpatnaude

Nov 27, 2014

What could go wrong? Hedge funds and private-equity firms are investing in low-income UK housing. on.wsj.com/1pqthUc by @artpatnaude

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Nov 27, 2014

RT @samschech: EU parliament approves resolution on "unbundling" Google. Translation: Pressure builds for formal antitrust charges. on.wsj.com/1HIiWcg

Nov 27, 2014

EU parliament approves resolution on "unbundling" Google. Translation: Pressure builds for formal antitrust charges. on.wsj.com/1HIiWcg

Nov 27, 2014

Not gonna do it. Wouldn't be prudent. RT @WSJ: European Parliament approves Google breakup resolution bmbl.us/1tvmh47

Nov 27, 2014

Gunning for Google: EU Parliament's trying to break it up. This after imposing problematic 'right to be forgotten' on.wsj.com/1Fuh9Wh

Canada Set to Announce New Immigrant Investor Plan

online.wsj.com — Canada is set to announce a new program that would enable some prospective immigrants to acquire residency visas by investing at least 1 million Canadian dollars ($890,000) in a venture-capital fund, a scheme some other western countries have used to attract wealthy, mainly Chinese, newcomers.
Nov 27, 2014

Canada to Create New Immigrant Class for People Willing to Invest At Least $1M in Venture-Capital Fund online.wsj.com/articles/canad…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @CarolynKing1: Canada to announce plan that would enable some immigrants to gain residency visas by investing in startups. on.wsj.com/1tvYiBN via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

Canada to announce plan that would enable some immigrants to gain residency visas by investing in startups. on.wsj.com/1tvYiBN via @WSJ

Islamic State Bomb Ancient Muslim Shrines in Iraq

wsj.com — The U.S. State Department has condemned Syria's bombing of Raqqa, while UNESCO has accused ISIS of a war crime following the destruction of Shia Muslim shrines in Iraq. Mark Kelly reports.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @movingpictureTV: UNESCO accuses Islamic State of a war crime after it bombed an 11th century Shia Muslim shrine in Iraq: on.wsj.com/1ryz8mi

Nov 27, 2014

Powerful package on #Raqqa strikes, #Shia shrine bombings via @WSJ's @movingpictureTV, feat. vid sourced by @Storyful on.wsj.com/1ryz8mi

Nov 27, 2014

UNESCO accuses Islamic State of a war crime after it bombed an 11th century Shia Muslim shrine in Iraq: on.wsj.com/1ryz8mi

Ferguson Tensions Cool on Third Night After Grand Jury Decision

online.wsj.com — FERGUSON, Mo.-Tensions eased here on Wednesday night as a cold rain fell, and business owners continued to clean up after widespread looting and arson following a grand jury's decision not to indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black teenager.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: Police report two arrests last night during #Ferguson protests after more than 100 the previous two days combined. online.wsj.com/articles/fergu…

Nov 27, 2014

RT @Pervaizistan: Police report two arrests last night during #Ferguson protests after more than 100 the previous two days combined. online.wsj.com/articles/fergu…

Nov 27, 2014

Police report two arrests last night during #Ferguson protests after more than 100 the previous two days combined. online.wsj.com/articles/fergu…

E.On to Sell Spanish Assets

online.wsj.com — German power utility E.ON SE has agreed to sell its Spanish assets to Australia's Macquarie Group and Kuwait's sovereign-wealth fund in a deal worth €2.5 billion ($3.1 billion), according to people familiar with the matter. E.ON's supervisory board is set to meet Friday to approve the deal, the people said.
Nov 27, 2014

RT @CBjork: Sorpresa de última hora en venta E.ON España. El fondo soberano de Kuwait invierte con los australianos Macquarie on.wsj.com/1prPNwf

Nov 27, 2014

RT @CBjork: Macquarie, Kuwait sovereign wealth fund buy E.ON's assets in Spain for EUR2.5 billion. Scoop with @Shayndi on.wsj.com/1prPNwf via @WSJ

Nov 27, 2014

So, the Germans are selling Spanish assets to the Australians and Kuwaitis. Story on E.ON Spain's deal here: on.wsj.com/1prPNwf

Nov 27, 2014

RT @CBjork: Macquarie, Kuwait sovereign wealth fund buy E.ON's assets in Spain for EUR2.5 billion. Scoop with @Shayndi on.wsj.com/1prPNwf via @WSJ