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South Sudan's Kiir to keep oil minister, change finance portfolio

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's oil minister Stephen Dhieu Dau will keep his post in the new government, while new appointments will be made to the key finance and defense portfolios, officials said on Wednesday.Full story

Oil company earnings preview

  CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis looks ahead to oil company earnings, including XOM and COP, which report before the bell. Investors will look to ExxonMobile as an indicator of where the sector is headed.

Oil slick spreads as cleanup drags on Thai island

An oil spill that has marred a tourist island in the Gulf of Thailand has spread to nearby smaller isles, officials said Wednesday, as authorities raced to clean up the island's once-white sands and clear waters. Full story

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  BP raises oil spill charge as Q2 misses forecasts

Daniel Dicker, MercBloc president, weighs in on whether the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will likely impact the oil giant's future profits.

  Night owl or early bird? Here’s what it means

Whether you like to burn the midnight oil or rise and shine early can say more about your personality than you may have guessed. NBC’s Carson Daly reports on the traits tied to early risers and night owls, and psychologist Xavier Amador adds perspective.

  Halliburton admits to destroying oil disaster evidence

Halliburton, a contractor involved in BP’s oil well, admitted to destroying evidence in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

  Haliburton pleads guilty to destroying evidence

Government officials say Halliburton has pleaded guilty to destroying evidence related to the 2010 Gulf oil spill. CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports the latest. Halliburton will play the maximum available statutory fine, which is only $200,000.

  Halliburton pleads guilty, will pay $200K in fines

The oil services company has plead guilty to destroying evidence related to the Gulf of Mexico oil spill in 2010. Halliburton will pay $200,000 in fines and be on probation for three years.

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