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The Cybersecurity Play That Doubled Once – Will Double Again

Not long ago, a relative of mine was the victim of identity theft. And I have to tell you that I really felt for the entire family.

The thief ran up nearly $20,000 in charges, opened new accounts and tried to open others.

And I can tell you that the frustrations over the losses (most of which ended up being covered) were dwarfed by the helplessness that came whenever new charges showed up – and the worry that was spawned by never finding out how the whole mess started.

As we watch the headlines about data breaches and cybercrime – and watch as the violations move closer and closer to home – those worries only escalate.

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    The U.S. Oil Export Ban Is a Windfall for These Companies

    After more than four decades, it looks like America is getting back into the oil export business again.

    For the first time since the 1970s, Washington has opened the door to sending more U.S. crude abroad.

    Of course, the United States has been exporting oil products for some time now.

    In fact, America is now the largest exporter of products like gasoline, low-sulfur heating oil, and diesel fuel in the world.

    But until now, companies were hamstrung when it came to the raw material itself.

    Of course, there have been a few exceptions. Very heavy California crude, which has to be sold at a deep discount and for which there is not a ready domestic market, has received some permissions to export. In addition, a few tolling programs - where the raw material is exported out and finished products are imported back in - have been allowed.

    But for the lion's share of what is pumped out of the ground at American fields, the domestic market has long been the only option.

    This change in policy promises to open up new opportunities for investors... Full Story


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