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Microsoft and Halliburton partner to digitalize energy sector

The companies Halliburton and Microsoft have entered into a partnership which aims to transform the oil industry transform in new ways. At the heart is a new way of information sharing.

U.S. regulators sue to block Halliburton oil services merger

Wilmington - The U.S. Justice Dept. has filed suit in federal court in an effort to block a proposed merger between two giant oil services companies that control as much as 50 to 80 percent of the oil drilling and construction market.

Op-Ed: Oil's collapse continues dragging down stocks

Secretary of State John Kerry announced Wednesday that the United States would double, to about $860 million a year, its grant-based support for vulnerable countries that need to adapt to climate change by 2020.

Halliburton must pay workers $18 million in back wages

Houston - Looks like Halliburton owes some of its workers a lot of money. A federal inquiry has found that the oil service giant owes approximately 1,000 of its workers some $18.2 million dollars due to unpaid overtime wages.

Op-Ed: Iraq and the failure of interventionism

Baghdad - Iraq is in the news once again. With the ISIS taking over towns and cities all over Iraq with little resistance, neo cons are calling for more war. History shows those actions are a sampling of how intervention rarely ever works.

Rand Paul: Cheney pushed for Iraq war to benefit Halliburton

A five-year-old video has emerged of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) accusing former vice president Dick Cheney of pushing for an invasion of Iraq because it would benefit Halliburton, where he was previously CEO.

U.S. federal court rejects BP efforts to end oil spill pay-outs

A federal court in the U.S. has rejected BP requests to halt payments over the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The oil company said many claims filed were fictitious.

Halliburton pleads guilty to destroying Gulf oil spill evidence

Houston - Oil services giant Halliburton has pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of destroying key evidence in the wake of the deadly 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and subsequent massive oil spill.

Halliburton executive arrested in Texas prostitution sting

Houston - Joseph F. Andolino, the senior vice-president of Halliburton's tax department, was one of seven men arrested in a sting operation carried out by the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Radioactive material lost by Halliburton, in Texas

Pecos - Don't pick it up, it may look innocuous, and it doesn't look at all dangerous, but if it looks like a metal cylinder and it's between Pecos Texas and Odessa, just leave it where it is and call 911.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney receives new heart

Washington - Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney is recovering in hospital following a heart transplant on Saturday. Mr. Cheney, 71, waited 20 months for a donor heart.

Some hydraulic fracking companies using carcinogenic agents

Washington - Between 2005 and 2009, 14 leading oil and gas companies used over 2,500 hydraulic fracturing products containing 750 chemicals and components, some extremely toxic and carcinogenic, including lead and benzene, a new Congressional report shows.

Op-Ed: Vice President Richard 'Dick' Cheney allegations and war

Bribery charges were dropped against former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney and Halliburton Company by the Nigerian government in a case dating back to the 1990’s.

Nigeria's anti-graft agency charges Dick Cheney and others

Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission filed charges against former Vice President of the United States, Richard "Dick" Cheney, and eight others, for complicity in the “bribe for contract” arrangement in connection with a gas project.

Spill panel: BP, Halliburton knew cement flawed before blowout

Washington - The presidential commission investigating BP’s massive oil spill has announced its first official finding of responsibility: both BP and Halliburton knew weeks before the fatal blowout that the cement mixture to be used in the well was unstable.

Halliburton profit rises 83%, $483 million, in second-quarter

Houston - Despite its involvement in the BP oil spill that caused billions of dollars in environmental and wildlife damage, Halliburton's profit soared 83 percent during the second-quarter because of oil and natural gas drilling projects in the United States.

Op-Ed: BP's criminal history of creating Environmental crises

BP is a corporation that has reaped huge profits through a dubious history of committing crimes around the globe with the aid of politically corrupt oversight. The Gulf Coast oil spill was preventable

Halliburton subsidiary KBR provided contaminated water to U.S. soldiers

KBR is involved in another major scandal -- the company has allegedly exposed soldiers to unsafe water, food and toxic fumes at one of its installations in Iraq.

Dick Cheney: 'I cut ties with Halliburton', records show his stocks worth $8 million

In 2003, Halliburton was awarded a rich $4.2 billion contract from the U.S. government. Dick Cheney said at that time that he has severed his connections with it, but records show he still has their stocks which are currently worth $8 million.

Op-Ed: Did KBR Know They Were Putting Employees In Danger With Sodium Dichromate?

Halliburton's KBR is in the news for allowing workers in Iraq to be exposed to a "mild irritant." The chemical in question is sodium dichromate and it's a little more than an irritant. It's a highly toxic chemical that causes cancer.

Former Halliburton Subsidiary Named In Newest Pentagon Report About Unclean Water

Kellogg Brown, & Root (KBR) a former subsidiary of Vice President Dick Cheney’s former company of Halliburton was named in a recent report released by the Pentagon saying that it did not maintain the standards for safe drinking water.

Op-Ed: Why Halliburton's Sexual Harassment Case Should be in Open Court

It’s bad enough for Tracy Barker that she was sexually assaulted at work. But now Halliburton convinced a judge to force the case to go through arbitration, where no public record will be written of Barker’s story. Why is blind justice failing workers

Gang Raped Halliburton/KBR Employee Exposes Coverup By Government

Jamie Leigh Jones has come forward to expose the coverup she has experienced following her gang rape in Baghdad. Employed by KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, she claims she was drugged and gang raped. Following the incident, no charges were ever filed.

Halliburton Moves from Texas to Dubai

As if there wasn't enough controversy over the practices of Halliburton, the move to Dubai incites more feelings of disdain from the American public.

Why is Halliburton Moving Overseas?

Halliburton is moving over seas, and Democrats are a little suspicious as to why the move.

Private Military Contractors in Iraq Top 100K

As the debate in Washington with regards to increasing the troop levels In Iraq heats up, an estimated 100 thousand mercenaries find themselves missing from the equation.
 

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Former Houston headquarters of oil giant Halliburton.
Former Houston headquarters of oil giant Halliburton.
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