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Oil firms slash spending, jobs as prices slide for second time

Chasing growth in this environment would make no sense: Anadarko Petroleum Corp

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IN A TOUGH SPOT: The easy money that helped even highly leveraged companies to keep drilling in the first half of the year may also become more scarce, another hurdle for the battered sector.

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THE stark reality of a much-feared second dip in crude prices is prompting global oil majors and nimble US shale companies alike to axe spending once again a year after the first price crash started.

Just days into the second-quarter earnings season, Chevron Corp and Royal

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