The U.S. will produce almost 12 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2019, making this country the world’s top oil producer, according to the federal Energy Information Administration.
People who live near areas with high violent crime rates are 25 percent more likely to suffer from hypertension and 53 percent more likely to be obese, according to a new University of Chicago study. Researchers said chronic stress was contributing to these health problems.
The 23 members of the French soccer team, which won the World Cup last weekend with a victory over Croatia, include 16 from immigrant families, mostly from Africa.
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Large plumes of dust from the Sahara Desert created a haze in the skies of Texas this week amid an intense heat wave. The dust, originating in Chad, was carried thousands of miles west by winds.
Worker productivity rose by 65 percent from 1979 to 2013, but 80 percent of workers had hourly wage increases of just 8.2 percent, according to a new study by the Oxford Review of Economic Policy. Seventy percent of workers’ wages were either flat or fell from 2000 to 2013, the study found.