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was a prank
A lawyer for a Reuters editor accused of conspiring with hackers to deface a Los Angeles Times story says the journalist didn’t commit a crime. But even assuming he did, attorney Jay Leiderman said it was an Internet prank and shouldn’t land anyone in prison for 25 years. Matthew Keys was suspended after he was charged with conspiracy and transmitting information to damage a protected computer.
Oil, natural gas
end week higher
Natural gas and oil ended the week higher. The price of natural gas, boosted by forecasts for colder temperatures, rose 6 cents, or 1.6 percent, to finish at $3.87 per 1,000 cubic feet. The price of oil rose 42 cents to $93.45 per barrel on signs that U.S. manufacturing is heating up.
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