Facebook and Twitter Lead Online Charge Against ISIS

The user agreements of both Facebook and Twitter state that they do not tolerate speech promoting violence or terrorism, and vow to shut down accounts that promote terrorist groups like ISIS. Yet despite the continual efforts of social media platforms to remove the accounts, the platforms continue to serve as primary tools for ISIS.

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Oil Crisis or OPEC Crisis?

Over the past year and a half, a steady decline in world oil prices has led to the largest international oil market slump in more than a decade.

At market close this past week, Brent Crude, a global benchmark, traded at about $33 per barrel, down 45 percent from last year. The crude oil price per barrel of a U.S. benchmark company was $29.64, nearly half the $50 per barrel price tag that both exporters and consumers find acceptable in the long run. 

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