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Happy Tuesday, everybody, and God bless America.
Steve Martin hosted an Independence Day show in the Hollywood Bowl with a fireworks show, the L.A. Philharmonic and the Air Force Band. The audience was lucky. In most parts of L.A. the Fourth of July is more about reassuring yourself that what you just heard was fireworks.
Bank of America said the U.S. overtook Saudi Arabia as the top oil-producing nation last quarter. It’s due to the success of hydraulic fracturing of shale in old U.S. oil fields. It’s such a magnet of opportunity that last ...


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