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Saudi Arabia is scrambling to move away from oil.
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This Saudi prince sure was the big man on the world campus last week.
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Iran and Saudi Arabia essentially walked away from the table.
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The kingdom's investment fund could be big enough to buy Apple, Google, Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway.
Federal officials have pushed the PM to form a closer partnership with the oil-rich nation.
We think of the religious right as fundamentalists, viewing the world through a narrow prism of religious doctrine. We think of people who refer to themselves as Conservatives as fundamentalists -- Stephen Harper and his party. But we rarely, if ever, consider the left-wing progressives as fundamentalists.
Whether we like it or not, this world runs on petroleum and petroleum-based products. Therefore, the question that needs to be asked: "How can our petroleum-based economy operate in an environmentally responsible way -- while costs to industry and consumers remain reasonable?"