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Baker Hughes to write down $15 billion, cut spending

Houston oilfield service company Baker Hughes plans to write down the value of its assets by $15 billion and cut capital spending by more than 20% from 2019 levels as market conditions worsen for the oil and gas industry.

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Earnings down 22% in 2019 for Texas-based Valero Energy

Valero Energy Corp. said Thursday it finished 2019 with earnings of $2.4 billion, down more than 22 percent from the prior year, which the company attributed to higher prices it paid for sour crude and high gasoline inventories.

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Oil and gas industry works to increase awareness of human trafficking

Ataria Malveaux was 18, just out of high school, when she fled a chaotic family life in Houston for the promise of making quick money in Dallas. She soon discovered her would-be employer was a pimp; only the help of another woman allowed her to escape forced prostitution.