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B. 09-07 About 143m customers affected by Equifax cyber incident USA
C. 09-03 Hurricane Harvey: Texas governor warns bill could be $180bn Texas
3. 08-31 US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes Washington
E. 08-27 Uber names ex-Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick San Francisco, San Francisco Bay Area
5. 08-16 Business councils disband over Trump remarks Washington
6. 08-07 Google fires diversity memo author San Francisco Bay Area
07-17 Republicans oppose healthcare to leave party without majority U.S. Senate
I. 07-09 Tesla's Elon Musk tweets new photos of latest car San Francisco Bay Area
J. 06-16 Amazon to buy Whole Foods for $13.7bn Seattle

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Sep. 7  USA  About 143m customers affected by Equifax cyber incident
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Aug. 31  Washington  US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes
Aug. 27  San Francisco Bay Area  Uber names ex-Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick
Aug.16  Washington  Business councils disband over Trump remarks
Aug.7  San Francisco Bay Area  Google fires diversity memo author


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Nov.21  Mid-Atlantic states  Trump: US to quit TPP trade deal on first day in office
Sep.22  San Francisco Bay Area  Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users
Jun.11   Florida
May.16  Western Canada  Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire
Apr.21  San Francisco Bay Area  VW reaches US deal in emissions scandal
Jan.7   Manhattan


year 2015 Top ^

Dec.16   Washington  
  The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25 percentage points - its first increase since 2006
 The move takes the range of rates banks offer to lend to each other overnight to between 0.25% and 0.5%. Rates in the US have been at near-zero since 2008
Nov.6   Washington US rejects Keystone XL pipeline from Canada Sep.22   USA Volkswagen facing multiple US probes Aug.24  Manhattan  After historic 1,000-point plunge, Dow dives 588 points at close Aug.21  Manhattan  Dow plunges 530 points on Friday Jan.20   U.S. Congress State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth

year 2014 Top ^

Dec.17   Los Angeles Sony cancels The Interview release
  Sony Pictures cancels 25 December release of North Korea film The Interview after cinemas decide not to screen it Sep.12   Washington Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia
Jul.29  Washington  US and EU widen sanctions on Russia Jan.28  U.S. Congress  Obama pledges action on inequality Jan.3  New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm

year 2013 Top ^

Oct.9  Washington  Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine... Aug.2   Washington U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat
Mar.5   New York Dow Jones hits new record high Mar.1  Washington  Obama signs budget cuts into effect Feb.12  U.S. Congress  Obama pledges to reignite economy Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal   Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy'

year 2012 Top ^

Dec.31  U.S. Senate  US Senate approves key tax deal  Washington  US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline Dec.27  U.S. Senate  Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery Aug.24   San Francisco Bay Area Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn
Jun.28  New York  News Corp. agrees to split in two May.22  Florida  Launch success for SpaceX mission May.19  Washington  G8 targets 'growth and stability' May.18   New York Facebook share trading debut   Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headquarters Apr.16  New York  American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief Mar.30  USA  US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m Jan.23  Canada  Blackberry-maker CEOs step down Jan.13   New York 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria

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Nov.2  San Francisco Bay Area  Oakland protesters shut down port Oct.5   San Francisco Bay Area   Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies
  Former chief executive and co-founder of US technology giant Apple Steve Jobs has died, the company says. He was 56
 Jobs announced he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004. Jobs introduced the colourful iMac computer, the iPod and the iPhone to the world. He was indistinguishable from his company, which he co-founded in the 1970s
Aug.24  San Francisco Bay Area  Steve Jobs quits as Apple chief Aug.8  New York  Global stock declined after US downgrade

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Dec.15  Washington  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill Dec.11  Manhattan  Madoff's son found hanged in NY Dec.8  Florida  SpaceX craft finally launches Sep.19  Louisiana  Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says Aug.27  Washington  US recovery 'slower than expected' Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking Jun.27  Toronto  G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013 Jun.16  U.S. Congress  US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.15  Washington  Obama in national address on oil Jun.4  Louisiana  BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf May.27  Louisiana  Work resumes to plug US oil well May.12  House of Representatives  Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames.    At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. hist...
Feb.24  House of Representatives  Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president Jan.26   Southern California   Avatar is top-grossing film ever  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show Jan.21  Washington  Obama pushes new bank regulation

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Nov.6   Washington US jobless rate rises to over 10%  US Labor Department: The unemployment rate in the US rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983 Oct.29   Washington US economy is growing once again Oct.13  U.S. Senate  Senate panel passes health bill Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage Sep.9   U.S. Congress Obama urges action on healthcare Jul.22  Washington  Obama defends health care reforms Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years Jun.1   New York   GM enters bankruptcy protection
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history.    General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales ...
Mar.29  Detroit  GM chairman to leave car maker Mar.23  Washington  US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan Mar.18  Washington  Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy Mar.2  USA  AIG reports record $61.7bn loss Feb.23   New York US shares at nearly 12-year low Feb.18  Washington  Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m' Jan.28  House of Representatives  US House passes economic package

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Dec.13   New York Top investors 'hit by $50bn con'
Nov.25  Washington  US Fed announces $800bn stimulus Nov.18   U.S. Congress US car firms ask for $25bn aid  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy Nov.15   Washington   Summit pledge to 'restore growth'   Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth Oct.7   New York   Dow Jones hits 5-year low  The Dow Jones fell below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 as U.S. stocks followed Europe and Asia with heavy losses Oct.3   House of Representatives House backs $700bn bail-out plan   The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector Sep.19   Washington Bush hails financial rescue plan Sep.16   New York World markets continue to slide Sep.14   New York Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis.    The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in t...
Sep.7   Washington US takes over key mortgage firms Aug.5  U.S. Congress  Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger Jul.23  House of Representatives  US lawmakers pass housing rescue Jul.11   New York   Oil price per barrel reached $147.02  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer Jun.18   Washington Bush calls for offshore drilling Jun.6  New York  Oil price soars as US woes mount May.22  New York  Oil soars to new record over $135

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Aug.9   New York World markets fall after US losses
  USA   Mortgage concerns hit US markets  The share indexes tumbled amid fears that a wobble in the mortgage market may prompt a global credit crunch. Dow Jones fell 199.24 Jan.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Apple's 'magical' iPhone unveiled

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Oct.14   UN Security Council U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea   The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions Jul.13   USA Record oil price of $78.40 per barrel
Apr.21  New York  Oil breaks through record $75

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Dec.20  New York  Strike shuts down NYC transit system

year 2004 Top ^

Oct.22  New York  Oil price rises above $55 a barrel Sep.27   New York Oil rises to $50
Mar.5  New York  Jury finds Martha Stewart guilty

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Sep.7  Washington  Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq

year 2002 Top ^

Oct.9  USA  Nasdaq fell to 1,114  New York  Dow fell to 7,286 Jul.24  New York  Dow saw its second-biggest gain ever

year 2001 Top ^

Dec.2   Texas Enron in bankruptcy filing
Sep.17   New York Wall Street reopens, Stocks plummet

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Nov.15  San Francisco Bay Area  World News Atlas started May.4   USA 'I love you' virus disrupts computers
Apr.4  Washington  Microsoft loses antitrust suit Mar.10   USA Nasdaq reached 5048  Nasdaq's all-time high. Beginning of the end of the Internet stock boom Jan.14   New York Dow Jones reached 11,722  Seattle  Microsoft CEO Gates Steps Down Jan.1   USA Y2K bug fails to bite  A flaw in computer program that caused processing to operate incorrectly on and after January 1, 2000


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Dec.16   Washington
  The US Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 0.25 percentage points - its first increase since 2006
 The move takes the range of rates banks offer to lend to each other overnight to between 0.25% and 0.5%. Rates in the US have been at near-zero since 2008
2013 Oct.9  Washington  Janet Yellen nominated by Obama to head US Federal Reserve Mar.1  Washington  Obama signs budget cuts into effect Jan.1   Washington   President Obama praises US 'fiscal cliff' deal
  Obama has hailed a deal reached to stave off drastic taxation and spending measures as 'just one step in the broader effort to strengthen the economy' 2012 Dec.31  U.S. Senate  US Senate approves key tax deal Dec.31  Washington  US to miss 'fiscal cliff' deadline Dec.27  U.S. Senate  Senate leader Harry Reid voices fiscal cliff fear Apr.16  New York  American Jim Yong Kim named World Bank chief Jan.13   New York 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&P
  Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria 2010 Jun.27  Toronto  G20 agrees on deficit cuts by 2013 Jan.21  Washington  Obama pushes new bank regulation 2009 Jun.29   New York Fraudster Madoff gets 150 years Mar.23  Washington  US unveils $1tn toxic asset plan 2008 Dec.13   New York Top investors 'hit by $50bn con' Nov.25  Washington  US Fed announces $800bn stimulus Oct.3   House of Representatives House backs $700bn bail-out plan   The House of Representatives has passed by 263-171 vote a government plan to rescue the US financial sector Sep.19   Washington Bush hails financial rescue plan Sep.7   Washington US takes over key mortgage firms Aug.5  U.S. Congress  Iraq's projected $80b surplus stirs anger 2003 Sep.7  Washington  Bush to ask 87 billions more for Iraq



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2016 Apr.21  San Francisco Bay Area  VW reaches US deal in emissions scandal 2015 Sep.22   USA Volkswagen facing multiple US probes
2010 Feb.24  House of Representatives  Lawmakers grilled Toyota's president 2008 Nov.18   U.S. Congress US car firms ask for $25bn aid  The bosses of Ford, GM and Chrysler, have asked Congress for a $25bn bail-out and warned of broader risks to the US economy



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2017 Jul.17  U.S. Senate  Republicans oppose healthcare to leave party without majority 2013 Oct.1   USA 'Obamacare' launches amid shutdown  A central provision of President Obama's healthcare reform law has taken effect, having survived Republicans' years-long effort to undermine... 2009 Oct.13  U.S. Senate  Senate panel passes health bill Sep.9   U.S. Congress Obama urges action on healthcare
Jul.22  Washington  Obama defends health care reforms



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2017 Jan.25   Manhattan Dow Jones finishes above 20,000
2016 Jan.7   Manhattan Wall Street sinks as China turmoil hits global shares  Wall Street shares closed sharply down after the suspension of trading on Chinese markets for the second time this week spread alarm among i... 2015 Aug.24  Manhattan  After historic 1,000-point plunge, Dow dives 588 points at close Aug.21  Manhattan  Dow plunges 530 points on Friday 2013 Mar.5   New York Dow Jones hits new record high 2011 Aug.8  New York  Global stock declined after US downgrade 2009 Feb.23   New York US shares at nearly 12-year low 2008 Oct.7   New York   Dow Jones hits 5-year low  The Dow Jones fell below 10,000 points for the first time since 2004 as U.S. stocks followed Europe and Asia with heavy losses Sep.16   New York World markets continue to slide 2007 Aug.9   New York World markets fall after US losses Aug.9   USA   Mortgage concerns hit US markets  The share indexes tumbled amid fears that a wobble in the mortgage market may prompt a global credit crunch. Dow Jones fell 199.24 2004 Mar.5  New York  Jury finds Martha Stewart guilty 2002 Oct.9  USA  Nasdaq fell to 1,114 Oct.9  New York  Dow fell to 7,286 Jul.24  New York  Dow saw its second-biggest gain ever 2001 Sep.17   New York Wall Street reopens, Stocks plummet 2000 Mar.10   USA Nasdaq reached 5048  Nasdaq's all-time high. Beginning of the end of the Internet stock boom Jan.14   New York Dow Jones reached 11,722



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2005 Dec.20  New York  Strike shuts down NYC transit system



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2012 Jun.28  New York  News Corp. agrees to split in two



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2009 Nov.6   Washington US jobless rate rises to over 10%  US Labor Department: The unemployment rate in the US rose to 10.2% in October, which was its highest rate since April 1983



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2009 Jun.1   New York   GM enters bankruptcy protection
  Car giant General Motors has filed for bankruptcy protection, marking the biggest failure of an industrial company in US history.    General Motors had seen its losses widen following a steep fall in sales ...
Mar.2  USA  AIG reports record $61.7bn loss 2008 Sep.14   New York Lehman Bros files for bankruptcy
  The 4th-largest investment bank in the US will file for bankruptcy protection, amid a growing global financial crisis.    The move dealed a further blow to the global financial system. It was a primary dealer in t...




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2017 Aug.7  San Francisco Bay Area  Google fires diversity memo author 2016 Sep.22  San Francisco Bay Area  Attack on Yahoo hit 500 million users 2012 Aug.24   San Francisco Bay Area Samsung told to pay Apple $1bn 2007 Jan.9  San Francisco Bay Area  Apple's 'magical' iPhone unveiled 2000 Nov.15  San Francisco Bay Area  World News Atlas started May.4   USA 'I love you' virus disrupts computers Jan.1   USA Y2K bug fails to bite  A flaw in computer program that caused processing to operate incorrectly on and after January 1, 2000



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2012 May.18   New York Facebook share trading debut   Founder Mark Zuckerberg opened the day's trading on the Nasdaq. He appeared via video link from a celebration at the social network's headquarters



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2017 Sep. 3  Texas  Hurricane Harvey: Texas governor warns bill could be $180bn



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2010 Dec.15  Washington  U.S. to sue BP over Gulf of Mexico oil spill 2000 Apr.4  Washington  Microsoft loses antitrust suit



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2012 Mar.30  USA  US Mega Millions jackpot tops $640m



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2017 Apr.11   Chicago United Airlines CEO sorry for 'horrific' passenger removal   Oscar Munoz has apologised for the 'truly horrific' incident in which a passenger was forcibly dragged, screaming, from a flight 2012 May.22  Florida  Launch success for SpaceX mission 2010 Dec.8  Florida  SpaceX craft finally launches



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2011 Nov.2  San Francisco Bay Area  Oakland protesters shut down port



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2014 Jan.3  New York  Travel chaos in east US snow storm 2013 Aug.2   Washington U.S. issues global travel alert due to al Qaeda threat




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2014 Sep.12   Washington Ukraine crisis: US strengthens sanctions on Russia
Jul.29  Washington  US and EU widen sanctions on Russia 2006 Oct.14   UN Security Council U.N. slaps sanctions on North Korea   The Council voted unanimously to slap trade, travel and other sanctions



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2017 Aug. 31  Washington  US hands out first contracts for border wall prototypes



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2017 Aug. 27  San Francisco Bay Area  Uber names ex-Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi as CEO pick Aug.16  Washington  Business councils disband over Trump remarks 2012 Jan.23  Canada  Blackberry-maker CEOs step down 2011 Aug.24  San Francisco Bay Area  Steve Jobs quits as Apple chief 2010 Dec.11  Manhattan  Madoff's son found hanged in NY 2009 Mar.29  Detroit  GM chairman to leave car maker 2000 Jan.14  Seattle  Microsoft CEO Gates Steps Down



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2009 Feb.18  Washington  Obama's housing plan 'to help 9m' 2008 Jul.23  House of Representatives  US lawmakers pass housing rescue



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2010 Sep.19  Louisiana  Gulf well permanently plugged, U.S. says



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2015 Jan.20   U.S. Congress State of the Union: Obama demands spread of wealth
2014 Jan.28  U.S. Congress  Obama pledges action on inequality 2013 Feb.12  U.S. Congress  Obama pledges to reignite economy 2012 May.19  Washington  G8 targets 'growth and stability' 2010 Aug.27  Washington  US recovery 'slower than expected' 2009 Oct.29   Washington US economy is growing once again Sep.24   Pittsburgh G-20 to supplant G-8 on world stage Mar.18  Washington  Fed pumps $1.2tn into US economy Jan.28  House of Representatives  US House passes economic package 2008 Nov.15   Washington   Summit pledge to 'restore growth'   Global leaders at the G20 financial summit have pledged to work together to restore global growth



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2016 Nov.21  Mid-Atlantic states  Trump: US to quit TPP trade deal on first day in office



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2016 Jun.11   Florida Singer Christina Grimmie's killer 'came to confront her'
2014 Dec.17   Los Angeles Sony cancels The Interview release  Sony Pictures cancels 25 December release of North Korea film The Interview after cinemas decide not to screen it 2010 Jan.26   Southern California Avatar is top-grossing film ever  Sci-fi spectacular has surpassed Titanic to become the highest grossing movie of all time, figures from distributor 20th Century Fox show



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2011 Oct.5   San Francisco Bay Area   Apple co-founder Steve Jobs dies
  Former chief executive and co-founder of US technology giant Apple Steve Jobs has died, the company says. He was 56
 Jobs announced he was suffering from pancreatic cancer in 2004. Jobs introduced the colourful iMac computer, the iPod and the iPhone to the world. He was indistinguishable from his company, which he co-founded in the 1970s




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2001 Dec.2   Texas Enron in bankruptcy filing



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2016 May.16  Western Canada  Workers evacuated from 12 Alberta oil camps due to wildfire 2015 Nov.6   Washington US rejects Keystone XL pipeline from Canada
2012 Nov.2  New York  Fuel shortage hits Sandy recovery 2010 Jul.15   Louisiana BP says oil has stopped leaking Jun.16  U.S. Congress  US Congress set to grill BP chief Jun.15  Washington  Obama in national address on oil Jun.4  Louisiana  BP fits cap but yet to stop leak in Gulf May.27  Louisiana  Work resumes to plug US oil well May.12  House of Representatives  Deepwater Horizon preventer 'faulty' Apr.21   Louisiana   Oil spill after blast on oil rig
  A 'catastrophic' explosion aboard an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico engulfed the drilling platform in flames.    At least 11 missing after blast. Massive oil spill is the largest offshore spill in U.S. hist...
2008 Jul.11   New York Oil price per barrel reached $147.02  OPEC's president predicted prices may reach $170 by the Northern summer Jun.18   Washington Bush calls for offshore drilling Jun.6  New York  Oil price soars as US woes mount May.22  New York  Oil soars to new record over $135 2006 Jul.13   USA Record oil price of $78.40 per barrel Apr.21  New York  Oil breaks through record $75 2004 Oct.22  New York  Oil price rises above $55 a barrel Sep.27   New York Oil rises to $50