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July 06, 2015
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July 6, 1988: Explosions and fires destroy the Piper Alpha drilling platform in the North Sea, killing 167 oil workers—the worst loss of life ever in an offshore oil disaster. The operator, Occidental, was found guilty of having inadequate maintenance and safety procedures, but no criminal charges were ever brought .

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Middle Class Still Left Behind in Economic Recovery
Posted On: Jul 19, 2013
July 19, 2013 | ECONOMY | The economic recovery of summer 2013 is playing out in an all-too-familiar way for poor and middle-class Americans: Gas prices are up, growth is slowing and there still aren't nearly enough new jobs to employ the almost 12 million people who are looking for work. An improving housing market and rising stock prices appear to have done little to boost the take-home pay of the typical American worker. Full story here.
 
 
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