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16 HOURS AGO - TheStreet

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Breitburn Energy acquires QR Energy in Deal Valued at $3B

HOUSTON (The Deal) -- Breitburn Energy Partners said Thursday it agreed to acquire QR Energy for $3 billion, creating the largest oil-weighted oil and gas exploration and production master limited partnership. The deal values QR Energy's equity at $1.6 billion. Los Angeles-based Breitburn will exchange 72 million of its units for all of QR Energy's common and Class B units at ...

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18 HOURS AGO - Zero Hedge

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Frontrunning: July 24

EU to weigh extensive sanctions on Russia (FT) U.S. lifts flight ban to Israel (Reuters) Russia says will cooperate with MH17 probe led by Netherlands (Reuters) Norway faces ‘concrete and credible’ terrorist threat (FT) Don’t Tell Anybody About This Story on HFT Power Jump Trading (BBG) But... but... PMI: Unilever Sales Growth Misses Estimates on Asian Slowdown (BBG) World’s Biggest ...

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JUL 22, 2014 - Huffington Post

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High-Heeled, Leather Crocs Not Best Idea In Retrospect, Company Admits

The world's biggest maker of goofy plastic clogs tried to do too much, too fast. As part of a sweeping restructuring plan, Crocs will close or convert 75 to 100 stores and slow down the pace of new store openings around the world, the company announced during its earnings release on Monday. Converted stores will remain Crocs shops, but will ...

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JUL 22, 2014 - Zero Hedge

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How the Surge of Hot Money Pushes San Francisco to the Brink

Wolf Richter   www.wolfstreet.com   www.amazon.com/author/wolfrichter The median home price in my beloved and crazy San Francisco – that’s for a no-view two-bedroom apartment in an older building in a so-so area – after rising 13.3% from a year ago, hit an ultra-cool, slick  $1,000,000. It made a splash in our conversations. People figured that nothing could to take down the housing market. ...

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JUL 22, 2014 - Zero Hedge

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Stocks Desperate To Put Ukraine In Rearview Mirror But More Russian Sanctions Loom

Following the overnight ramp in various JPY crosses (dragging equity futures higher, and the Nikkei up 0.8%) it is as if the market is desperate to put all of last week's geopolitical events in the rearview mirror, and while yesterday there were no economic events of note, today's CPI and existing home prints should provide at least some distraction from ...

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