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Total SA executives acquitted in Iraq oil-for-food trial

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A French court on Monday acquitted oil giant Total SA, its chief executives and a raft of former French officials of corruption-related charges linked to the scandal-ridden U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq.
Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon speaks during the opening of a compressed natural gas filling station in Oklahoma City in 2009. (AP Photo, File)

Chesapeake chief quits, cites ‘philosophical differences’

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Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon will retire April 1 from the company that he founded, amid “philosophical differences” with the natural gas company’s new board. McClendon will receive $11.7 million in severance pay over four years, according to SEC filings.
(AP file photo/Courtesy of Mary Sage, Joseph Napaaqtuq Sage)

Skeptic finds he now agrees global warming is real

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A prominent physicist and skeptic of global warming spent two years trying to find out if mainstream climate scientists were wrong. In the end, he determined they were right: Temperatures really are rising rapidly.