Oil pipeline protesters burn vehicles, set roadblock
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) ? Protesters ousted from private land where they tried to block construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline burned vehicles and built roadblocks along a North Dakota state highway where they faced off Friday with authorities.
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The two oil giants headed in opposite directions on Wall Street despite reporting very similar bottom-line trends, with ExxonMobil notching a 37.5 percent decline in profits to $2.7 billion and Chevron disclosing a 36.8 percent fall to $1.3 billion. Chevron shares surged on its first profit after three successive quarters in the red, while Exxon retreated after it warned it may be forced to slash its economically viable petroleum reserves estimate by nearly 20 percent due to low oil prices. Net earnings fell sharply in both Exxon's upstream division, which explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas, and its downstream division, which processes crude into gasoline and other petroleum products.
Stocks give up gains on FBI inquiry into new Clinton emails
U.S. stocks quickly turned lower Friday afternoon after the FBI notified Congress that it will investigate new emails found in a probe of a private server that belonged to Democratic presidential candidate ...
Education gap divides white votersDODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) ? At 18, Mike Smith chose trucking over college. Hauling cattle feed was lucrative for a teenager, and it seemed he could have a pretty good life without a degree. Now, 40 years later his income is stalled as immigrants pour into western Kansas and depress wages.
UK tribunal rules Uber drivers deserve workers' rights
By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Taxi app Uber should treat its drivers as employees and pay them the minimum wage and holiday pay, a British tribunal ruled on Friday, in a verdict that could hit thousands of firms and deliver a blow to the 'gig economy'. Two drivers brought their case to an employment tribunal in July, saying the rapidly expanding app, which allows users to book and pay for a taxi by smartphone, was acting unlawfully by treating them as self-employed and not providing certain rights. Uber said it will appeal against what unions described as a "monumental" verdict.
Democrats are spending as Senate race tightens in WisconsinWASHINGTON (AP) ? A major Democratic Senate campaign committee is pouring $2 million into Wisconsin as the contest for control of the U.S. Senate goes down to the wire.
UN gets release of 876 children detained by Nigeria militaryLAGOS, Nigeria (AP) ? The United Nations has negotiated the release of 876 children detained at a Nigerian army barracks holding suspected collaborators of the Boko Haram Islamic extremist group, the U.N. Children's Fund said Friday.
UK Uber drivers win case to get paid vacation, minimum wageLONDON (AP) ? Uber's claim that its drivers are contractors ? and not employees entitled to vacations ? was rejected Friday by a British tribunal, in a ruling that may have implications for a range of companies that rely on self-employed workers.