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Momentum Is Growing for a Climate Deal in Paris

More than 140 world leaders including U.S. President Barack Obama and Xi Jinping of China are gathering in Paris for France’s biggest diplomatic event since 1948, striving to reach the first truly global deal to curb greenhouse gases.

Your Health

CDC Sees Celery Blend as Likely Cause of Costco E. Coli Outbreak

A blend of diced celery and onions used to make Costco Wholesale Corp. rotisserie chicken salad is the likely cause of an E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people in seven states, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

BHP Shares Slide as UN Probe Says Samarco Spill `Toxic'

A United Nations probe into a deadly mine spill in Brazil said waste from a burst dam was toxic and steps taken by BHP Billiton Ltd. and Vale SA to prevent harm weren’t sufficient. The companies’ joint venture Samarco Mineracao SA said there’s no danger to human health. BHP shares fell.

Oil Markets

Kuwait Oil Minister Leaves Post Days Before OPEC Meeting

Kuwait named Deputy Prime Minister Anas Al-Saleh as acting oil minister to replace Ali al-Omair, who became minister of public affairs and retained his role as state minister for parliamentary affairs, according to an official decree.

Iran's Mines Could Bring in Even More Cash Than Crude

Iran, OPEC’s fifth-largest crude producer, has potential to generate more revenue from mining than it does from crude if the government puts more focus on developing the metals sector, according to Mojtaba Khosrowtaj, first deputy minister in charge of trade at Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade.

Dana Gas Group Awarded $1.98 Billion in Iraq Kurds Dispute

Dana Gas PJSC said a court has ordered the Kurdistan Regional Government to pay it and two other energy companies $1.98 billion in a dispute over development rights for two oil and natural gas fields in Iraq’s self-governing Kurdish region.

Oil's Big Players Line Up for $30 Billion of Projects in Iran

Total SA, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Lukoil PJSC are among international companies that have selected oil and natural gas deposits to develop in Iran as the holder of the world’s fourth-largest crude reserves presents $30 billion worth of projects to investors.

Pending Canada Pipeline Reviews to Proceed Under Existing Regime

Pipeline projects already proposed in Canada will continue to be reviewed under their current approval regime, while the newly elected federal government evaluates its environmental assessment process, Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna said.

Buhari Bounce Becomes Bust as Nigeria Policies Irk Investors

When Muhammadu Buhari clinched victory in Nigeria’s presidential elections in March, stocks soared as investors looked to the former military ruler to reverse decades of economic mismanagement and policy inertia. Now hopes have fizzled in his ability to turn around Africa’s largest economy and oil producer.