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How Saudi Arabia can stop America from producing more fuel

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The myth of energy independence, despite US assertions. "If I was Saudi Arabia, and I didn't want to lose marketshare to these producers in Texas, I would send them a signal that any time I want to ... I can basically ruin the economics of your industry," says one energy expert.

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Why are Ecuadoreans obsessed with the $2 bill?

Journalist John Dennehy is obsessed with $2 bills — and so, it seems, are Ecuadoreans. While living in Ecuador, which officially uses the US dollar as its currency, Dennehy discovered that the bill is even rarer there than it is in the US, and it's a prized good-luck charm to boot.