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Market to Market December 26, 2008 (#3417)


In the News

  • Exxon Mobil Slapped with $6.1 Million Fine
    (Dec 26, 2008) WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Exxon Mobil Corp has agreed to pay an additional $6.1 million penalty after it reneged on a promise to cut air pollution from four refineries in California, Louisiana and Texas, the Justice Department said Wednesday.
  • Activist Accused of Tainting Drilling Lease Sale
    (Dec 26, 2008) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An environmental activist tainted an auction of oil and gas drilling leases Friday by bidding up parcels of land by hundreds of thousands of dollars without any intention of paying for them, a federal official said.
  • Boy's Letter to Santa Inspires Others to Give
    (Dec 26, 2008) MENDOTA, Calif — A letter to Santa from a 12-year-old boy who asks simply that he and other impoverished children like him are not forgotten this Christmas season generated an outpouring of gifts from residents of his small farm town.
  • Texas Ranchers, Farmers Struggling After Ike
    (Dec 26, 2008) ANAHUAC, Texas (AP) -- Her boots, jeans and sweat shirt splattered with mud, Janet Lagow Lewis stretched barbed wire across metal posts, rebuilding a portion of her 38 miles of fencing that Hurricane Ike washed away.
  • Drought Means Workers Hungry in US Produce Capital
    (Dec 26, 2008) MENDOTA, Calif (AP) -- Idled farm workers are searching for food in the nation's most prolific agricultural region, where a double blow of drought and a court-ordered cutback of water supplies has caused hundreds of millions of dollars in losses.
  • Idaho Energy Czar Aims to Harness Cow Pie Power
    (Dec 26, 2008) BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Idaho is hoping to capitalize on more than just the milk emerging from its cows.