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Shutdown stops for no one: Senate's Ohio Clock stands still

Oct 10, 2013
The staff of the Office of the Senate Curator that's responsible for keeping the thing wound has been furloughed.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013

Disney to stop issuing paper stock certificates

Oct 9, 2013
The certificates were a collectors' favorite.
Posted In: disney

Janet Yellen: Obama's pick for Fed chief

Oct 8, 2013
There are reports that President Obama will nominate Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Reserve on Wednesday.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Federal Reserve

We check our phones over 100 times a day

Oct 8, 2013
In a 12-hour day, that's about once every six and a half minutes.
Posted In: cell phones

Tikker watch helps you count down to your death

Oct 7, 2013
Talk about 'death watch.'
Posted In: watch

Tweeter, Twitter: It's all in the name

Oct 4, 2013
Don't screw up those ticker symbols, investors.
Posted In: Twitter

TARP, five years later

Oct 3, 2013
Five years ago today, the Troubled Asset Relief Program became law.
Posted In: TARP

Investment bankers don't approve of casual Fridays

Oct 2, 2013
Barclays gets super-casual Fridays -- sneakers and jeans allowed -- but old-time bankers aren't impressed.
Posted In: Wall Street, investment banks, Bankers, Barclays

Government shutdown means 'furlough freebies'

Oct 1, 2013
Many businesses, in D.C. and around the country, have taken to giving furloughed workers discounts or freebies.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, free, furlough

Serving billions and billions: In less than 3 minutes

Sep 30, 2013
A new survey looks at the average time spent in the drive-through window.
Posted In: McDonald's, wendy's, fast food

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About this collection

We live in a petroleum-saturated world. Literally. Despite fears of reserve shortages and declining crude, world oil production has experienced a steady rise in recent years, to the tune of an estimated 72.26 million barrels a day for 2009, up from 65.92 million barrels a day in 1999.

On the one-year anniversary of the BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico, we take a look at the future of crude as we enter an era of "tough oil." This interactive map - and our coverage below - examines how world crude oil production has shifted over the years, particularly from 1960 to 2010, as oil producers search for new locations and methods for extracting oil.