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  • Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:27 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:27:51 GMT
    The former majority shareholder in Yukos Oil Company says it has won in excess of $50 billion in a court ruling against Russia.
    An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay more than $50 billion to the former majority shareholders of now defunct oil company Yukos, ruling that the state engaged in a ruthless campaign to destroy what was...
  • Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    Tyson to sell Mexico, Brazil poultry operations

    Monday, July 28 2014 8:04 AM EDT2014-07-28 12:04:39 GMT
    Tyson Foods says it will sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt tied to its acquisition of Hillshire Brands.
    Tyson Foods plans to sell its poultry businesses in Mexico and Brazil for $575 million in cash to help pay debt from its recently announced acquisition of Hillshire Brands.
  • Britain reopens way for fracking

    Britain reopens way for fracking

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:34 AM EDT2014-07-28 11:34:41 GMT
    The British government has reopened the way for energy firms to explore for shale gas, three years after seismic tremors led to the suspension of fracking.
    Energy firms will be able to bid for licenses Monday to explore for shale gas in Britain, three years after the controversial fracking process caused seismic tremors which led the government to suspend operations.
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