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Economist slams ‘Orwellian’ Facebook for fact-checking recession post

A prominent economist has revealed that Facebook placed a fact-checking label on a post asserting that the US has entered a recession, giving it a “partly false” rating as President Biden continues to reject the grim assessment of the economy. Dr. Phillip Magness, the research and education director at the American Institute for Economic Research, a …

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Exxon, Chevron post blowout earnings, oil majors bet on buybacks

High prices, margins lift majors to best quarters in history Exxon earnings surpass previous record set in 2012 July 29 (Reuters) – The two largest U.S. oil companies, Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), posted record revenue on Friday, bolstered by surging crude oil and natural gas prices and following similar results for …

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Exxon, Chevron post blockbuster profits on oil price boom

Comment on this story Comment The nation’s biggest oil companies — ExxonMobil and Chevron — saw their profits roughly triple in the second-quarter as Russia’s war in Ukraine upended global energy markets and left consumers stretching to cover record high pump prices. On Friday, Exxon reported net income of $17.9 billion for the three months …

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