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We are in a cycle of oil price volatility, and low oil prices might lead to an economic downturn.

Will Collapse in Oil Price Cause a Stock Market Crash?

Massive pipeline oil spill into Red Deer River northwest of Calgary.

As a massive cleanup effort to contain an oil spill continues northwest of Calgary, land owners in the area are demanding the industry take more responsibility for keeping the environment clean.

Corporate Conglomerate

These 10 Corporations Control Almost Everything You Buy: ". most products we buy are controlled by just a few companies. It's called "The Illusion of Choice. Despite a wide array of brands to choose from, it all comes back to the big guys.

Gail Tverberg writes another piece illuminating world problems.  Recession in 2013 is her prediction

Gail Tverberg writes another piece illuminating world problems. Recession in 2013 is her prediction

Big business, not regulation, is hurting small business

Business Formation vs Business Closings - American Entrepreneurs Not Starting as Many Businesses as they Used To!

Jun. 2015: The debt that fueled the U.S. shale boom now threatens to be its undoing. Drillers are devoting more revenue than ever to interest payments. Continental Resources, the company credited with making North Dakota’s Bakken Shale one of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world, spent almost as much as Exxon Mobil Corp., which is 20x its size. The problem for shale drillers is that they’ve consistently spent money faster than they’ve made it, even when oil was $100 a barrel.

The Shale Industry Could Be Swallowed By Its Own Debt

SOTU Fact Check: Gas Prices Are Low Despite Obama's Policies - Conn Carroll: In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Obama EST.

"23 Mind blowing facts about income inequality in America." These are great.

23 Mind-Blowing Facts About Income Inequality In America

The share of national income going to the top has doubled since

voter suppression

Get Out The Vote! All five states with the highest voter turnout in 2008 have introduced voter suppression laws.