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US job openings fall, hiring rises in mixed report

...job cuts is a major reason that net hiring fell.The biggest jump in layoffs occurred in the Midwest, where the oil and gas industry have shed thousands of jobs. A slowdown in manufacturing has also increased layoffs. Factory production has fallen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-12/us-job-openings-fall-hirin
Corporate deals appetite hits 5-year high

...Britain's BG Group for $70 billlion, in what is the 9th largest M&A deal ever.The EY survey identified the oil and gas industry as one sector that is likely to see more activity in the months ahead. When oil and gas prices are low, exploration...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-13/corporate-deals-appetite-h
Fracking: US requires disclosure of chemicals for oil, gas drilling on public lands

...more than three years, drawing criticism from the oil and gas industry and environmental groups alike. The industry fears...public lands could serve as a template that the oil and gas industry could adopt to help address the public's concern...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-20/fracking-us-requires-discl
The shell game with oil

...the green movement, which at this point essentially is an appendage of the Democratic Party. Restricting the oil and gas industries, meanwhile, helps tighten the spigot on a major GOP funding source."This is partisan warfare posing as energy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-13/shell-game-oil
Exxon CEO talks Arctic oil drilling, risks, lessons

...element. And that's probably the most challenging element for us. But I would also say it is not unique to the oil and gas industry. Airlines have human competency problems. Railroads have human competency problems. Everyone has human competency...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-03/exxon-ceo-talks-arctic-oil
Of Mutual Interest: Nearly everything was a winner for 1Q mutual funds

...companies. The fund tracks the performance of the broad U.S. stock market, and 7 percent of its portfolio is in the oil and gas industry.But stocks recovered as the quarter progressed, and the fund ended up returning 1.8 percent. It got a particular...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-03/mutual-interest-nearly-eve
Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there

...boasts highly paid jobs going to a highly educated workforce. In Louisiana the more lucrative jobs are in the oil and gas industries, which employ mostly men. CUTTING-EDGE JOB, NOT PAY? Women in the computer technology industry earn an average...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-12/unequal-pay-must-be-lot-go
Unions back drilling boom

...Statistics says total employment in the nation's oil and gas industry rose from about 120,000 in early 2004 to about...last month. Less than 10 percent of full-time oil and gas industry workers are represented by unions.Alex Paris...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-20/unions-back-drilling-boom
Obama administration drives ahead with new cleaner gas rule

...environmental accomplishment in his second term. The oil and gas industry, meanwhile, panned the move, calling it gratuitous...American Petroleum Institute, which represents the oil and gas industry, pointed to studies it has commissioned estimating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-03/obama-administration-drive
Swan Racing's Davis sets the tone for team's improbable spots in Daytona 500

...Nothing's textbook about the way we do anything," Davis said. "There's a lot of things in my industry, the oil and gas industry, the fund-raising industry, where I was the first to do a lot of things. I like it that way. I have all the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nascar/2014-02-21/swan-racings-davis-sets-to