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Business: U.S. oil rises after report shows drop in stockpiles


U.S. oil futures rose nearly 1 percent on Thursday after data released by an industry group showed a surprise decline in U.S. crude stocks as imports...

Nation: Police start arresting Dakota Pipeline protesters as camp deadline passes

Source: USA Today

Police started arresting protesters who refused to leave the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp by Wednesday’s deadline, according to reports...

Out of the ordinary: Japanese app helps workers find open toilets -- and employers track bathroom time

Source: UPI

Feb. 22 (UPI) -- A Japanese telecom firm announced the creation of an app to help workers find available bathroom stalls -- and to tell employers if...

Business: CSX to cut 1,000 managers, CEO to exit as railway faces board shakeup

Source: Reuters

U.S. railroad operator CSX Corp will cut 1,000 management employees and its chief executive will retire in May, a company spokesman said on Tuesday,...

Nation: New patient group focuses on drug prices amid bipartisan concern

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON — A new patient advocacy group launches Wednesday that distinguishes itself by focusing only on drug prices and eschewing money from...

World: Russian activist jail term quashed

Source: BBC News

Russia's Supreme Court has ordered the release of opposition activist Ildar Dadin, who was the first person to be convicted under new laws on...

Out of the ordinary: Canadian police issue ticket for wearing ferret while driving

Source: UPI

Feb. 21 (UPI) -- A ferret netted its owner a driving ticket after the driver was pulled over during a 24-hour traffic stop in Canada.

Business: HSBC hit by loss of more than $4B

Source: CNN Money

The hangover from the murky past of HSBC's private banking business is still lingering.

Nation: Powerball jackpot soars to $403 million

Source: USA Today

LOUISVILLE — The jackpot for the next Powerball drawing rose to an estimated $403 million after no one matched all six numbers Saturday,...

World: Three held for planning French attack

Source: BBC News

Three people have been arrested in France on suspicion of plotting a terrorism attack, police sources say.