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Worker killed falling into vat of oil near Disney World

Authorities say a worker has died after falling into a vat of oil at a facility near Walt Disney World.

Get ready for the most expensive driving season in years

Crude oil prices are at the highest level in more than three years and expected to climb higher, pushing up gasoline prices along the way.

Topsail Beach commissioners oppose offshore oil drilling

A second beach town in Pender County votes to show their opposition to offshore drilling off their coastal waters.

NYC sues, divests from oil firms over climate change

New York City sued five major oil companies, claiming they have contributed to global warming, on the same day officials announced they will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments from the city's pension funds.

Trump admin proposes seismic surveys for Atlantic drilling

The Trump administration is seeking public comment on a plan to use seismic air guns to find oil and gas formations deep underneath the Atlantic Ocean floor.

US says 872 ‘hardship’ case refugees to come in

A senior U.S. official says 872 refugees will be allowed into the United States this week despite the Trump administration executive order suspending the U.S. refugees program.

Obama admin blocks seismic surveys in Atlantic Ocean

The Obama administration is denying permits for energy companies to conduct seismic surveys in the Atlantic Ocean to map potential drilling sites for oil and natural gas.

OPEC agrees to cut output to push up oil price

OPEC has agreed to cut 1.2 million barrels a day from its present output - the first cutback in eight years -after its 14 members put aside differences to agree on individual production levels.

Oil prices hit by downward revision to global oil demand

Oil prices took a pounding Tuesday after a leading industry group said global oil demand growth is slowing by more than previously thought, largely because of a more pronounced economic slowdown during the third quarter of the year.

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Dueling protests in Raleigh shut down streets by executive mansion

ReOpen NC and some Trump supporters were on one side of Jones Street. Biden supporters and supporters of the Black Lives Matter movement were on the opposite side.

Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home

Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $7.4 billion in 2019. Meanwhile, in-person traffic at U.S. retail stores dropped 52%, according to Sensormatic.

1 dead, 14 injured following shooting at SC nightclub

Authorities responded to 7th Lounge just before 1 a.m. Officials say they found several victims.

Champion Ken Jennings will be first interim ‘Jeopardy!’ host

Jennings begins taping next week and his first episodes will air on the week of Jan. 11.