Mississippi Barge Traffic Threatened by Low Water

Dec. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Barges carrying soybeans, grain, coal, oil and other commodities on the Mississippi River are reducing their loads to navigate waters shrunk by the worst drought in 50 years. By the end of this month, rock structures in the river near southern Illinois threaten to curtail traffic, according to the National Weather Service. (Source: Bloomberg)

Saudi Arabia's Sabic Said in Talks for Up to $2B of Loans
33:30 - Saudi Basic Industries Corp., the world’s largest petrochemicals maker by market value, is in talks with banks to raise as much as $2 billion of loans, according to two people familiar with the matter. Bloomberg's Matthew Martin reports on "Bloomberg Markets: Middle East." (Source: Bloomberg)
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