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  1. Crude oil surges the most in seven years as volatility soarsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Crude oil surged the most in seven years on Friday, rebounding from its lowest point in more than a decade. A day after sinking to its lowest level since May 2003, benchmark U.S. crude climbed $3.23, or 12.3 percent Friday, to close at $29.44 a barrel in New York.

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  2. Volunteer's family touched by Ben Carson's response to their lossRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 1, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    The family of a West Texas student killed in a car accident last month while volunteering for Republican Ben Carson's presidential campaign said they are touched by the way the candidate has honored his memory. Braden Joplin, a 25-year-old from Midland, died last month after two weeks of campaigning for Carson in Iowa.

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  3. Judge sanctions prominent Dallas lawyer for misconductRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    In a scathing ruling issued Friday, a state judge in Lubbock declared that prominent Dallas trial lawyer Bill Brewer committed misconduct when he used so-called push polling to improperly influence potential jurors in a West Texas wrongful death and products liability case. State District Judge Ruben Reyes described Brewer's conduct as "unprofessional" and "unethical" - findings that Brewer adamantly denies - and ordered the hard-charging trial lawyer to pay more than $133,000 in sanctions and take 10 hours of legal ethics courses.

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  4. Quicksilver Resources assets bring in $245M in bankruptcy auctionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 25, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    A Tulsa-based firm that has been actively investing in Texas oil and gas fields has agreed to pay $245 million to buy the U.S. assets of Quicksilver Resources, a Fort Worth energy company that became one of the faces of the Barnett Shale before falling into bankruptcy last year. BlueStone's purchase is being backed by Natural Gas Partners, a private-equity firm in Irving that was founded by the late Fort Worth financier Richard Rainwater.

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  5. Oil rises in biggest rally since August; up 6% in morning tradingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 22, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    JANUARY 20: A pumpjack sits on the outskirts of town at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas. Despite recent drops in the price of oil, many residents of Andrews, and similar towns across the Permian, are trying to take the long view and stay optimistic.

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  6. Texas comptroller Glenn Hegar on plunging oil prices: 'Ain't no more jobs to shed'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    An oil pumpjack works at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on Wednesday in Andrews, Texas. Despite recent drops in the price of oil, many residents of Andrews and other oil-drilling towns in West Texas are trying to take the long view and stay optimistic.

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  7. Dow sinks more than 500 points, oil slumps below $27 as market routs deepenRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    U.S. stocks tumbled, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropping more than 500 points, following a renewed selloff across stocks worldwide as skepticism about the strength of the global economy intensified. Commodity shares remained at the forefront of the selloff, with energy companies sinking further into five-year lows and on pace for their worst monthly slump since 2008.

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  8. D-FW expected to lead housing startsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Gyrations in the stock market and fears about a recession aren't likely to derail the housing industry rebound, top housing economists predict. "There are a number of positive indicators out there that make me believe, and provide solid evidence, that this will be a good year for the economy and housing," David Crowe, chief economist of the National Association of Home Builders, said Tuesday.

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  9. Stock market and oil price slide doesn't dampen forecast for housing growth in 2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 19, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Gyrations in the stock market and fears about a possible recession aren't likely to derail the housing industry rebound, top housing economists predict. "There are a number of positive indicators out there that make me believe and provide solid evidence that this will be a good year for the economy and housing," David Crowe, chief economist with the National Association of Homebuilders said Tuesday.

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  10. Oil falls as Iran rejoins marketRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    With international sanctions lifted, the Iranian government called on its oil industry Monday to open the taps on production, a move that could add to a global glut of crude that has sent prices into a tailspin. Benchmark prices edged further below $30 a barrel as traders considered the prospect of new oil flowing into a global market already oversupplied by 1 million barrels a day, roughly enough to fuel the needs of every driver in a state the size of Pennsylvania.

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  11. Riding it out: This is not first bust for old West Texas oil townRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 16, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    The week before Christmas, restaurant owner Terry Stevens warmly shook hands with oil workers as they walked out the door, some for the last time. Stevens, a 52-year-old Michigan transplant, moved to this West Texas outpost five years ago, before the latest oil boom.

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  12. Fears send S&P 500 sliding into correction territoryRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    Hopes for a recovery in the U.S. stock market were dashed Wednesday as investors' deepening fears about the strength of the world's largest economies drove another wave of selling. The 2.5 percent slide in the market's main benchmark, the Standard & Poor's 500 stock index, was the worst so far this year.

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  13. Pioneer Natural Resources gets Wall Street help in re-arming for OPEC warRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    The shale industry is getting Wall Street's help in re-arming for its oil-market war against OPEC, offering one more reason to be bearish on crude prices. Pioneer Natural Resources Co.

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  14. U.S. Stocks Head Toward 3-Month Lows After China Weakens YuanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 6, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    U.S. stocks headed toward three-month lows, mirroring declines in equities around the world after China weakened its currency, stoking investor concern that weakness in the world's second-largest economy will drag down global growth. Energy and raw-material companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 Index sank at least 2 percent as China's move revived the angst that sent financial markets into turmoil last summer.

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  15. At least 35,000 dairy cows found dead in Texas and New Mexico after blizzardRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2016 | Dallas Morning News

    On Monday snow remained between the pens of Holstein dairy calves that had to be dug out of their stalls after a blizzard the previous week at Dutch Road Dairy near Muleshoe, Texas. More than 35,000 dairy cows died after a two-day storm hit West Texas and New Mexico on Dec. 26, leaving farmers unable to reach them amid gusts of 80 miles per hour and 14-foot snow drifts.

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  16. Editorial: How Texas is winning the "war on coal"Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 23, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Last month's global agreement on climate change was the environmental breakthrough of 2015, but another development deserves attention: For the first time, natural gas eclipsed coal as the primary fuel for electricity in the United States. By October, the cleaner-burning fuel accounted for just over 35 percent of generation nationwide, compared with 31 percent for coal.

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  17. Poll: Americans place high value on religious freedom, but rank Muslims as least deservingRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Americans place a higher priority on preserving the religious freedom of Christians than for other faith groups, ranking Muslims as the least deserving of the protections, according to a new survey. Solid majorities said it was extremely or very important for the U.S. to uphold religious freedom in general.

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  18. Ted Cruz continues Lone Star stop with West Texas rallyRead the original story

    Dec 29, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    Republican presidential candidate Sen Ted Cruz campaigns at Life Church in Mechanicsville, Virginia, on Friday, Dec. 18, 2015. MANDATORY CREDIT ORG XMIT: VARIT102 Texas' favorite son, Ted Cruz, is in West Texas tonight for a large campaign rally, as well as a political fundraiser.

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  19. Oil's dip hits home salesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    There's a dark side to those delightfully low gas prices: Housing markets are slumping in communities that were recently flush from the U.S. shale oil fracking boom. Home sales are down sharply this year in North Dakota and the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa.

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  20. Fed: Oil and gas bankruptcies remain at 2008 levelsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 24, 2015 | Dallas Morning News

    "Lower oil prices have taken a significant financial toll on U.S. oil and gas producers, in part because many face higher costs of production than their international counterparts do," wrote Navi Dhaliwal and Martin Stuermer, economists at the Dallas Fed. The industry's financial problems are only expected to worsen next year.

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