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Friday, July 3, 2015
Water CRISIS Also Affects Brazil Mega-city, & More
“Credit markets have played a big role in keeping the entire sector alive,” said Amrita Sen of London based consulting firm Energy Aspects Ltd. Another emerging trend, according to research by Morgan Stanley, is the raising of funds for potential acquisitions, which are expected to pick up in the third and fourth quarters of this year. Apart from Shell’s upcoming acquisition of BG group, other oil majors like Statoil are actively hunting for reasonably priced opportunities.
However, there are some investment firms and trade pundits that expect a rebound in oil prices thanks to increased global demand and declining U.S. production.
Most shark attacks in North Carolina happen when the water reaches about 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 Celsius), something that happened early this year, in April. Most sharks prefer warmer water, and the higher temperatures have drawn them in from farther south.
The warmer weather has also brought more people to the state’s beaches and entices them to take a dip to cool off. That makes more chances to run into sharks.
Citing a “significantly underfunded” budget for the new fiscal year, the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has told Medicaid providers they won’t be seeing the usual rate increases for inflation.
When Chicago Public Schools announced on June 24 that it would borrow $1 billion to make a $600 million-plus pension payment due June 30 an eerie feeling spread across bond investors and taxpayers alike. It was the same feeling that gripped investors when Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Chicago’s credit rating to junk based almost entirely on the city’s pension problem
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