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Mansion sales and discount dining: oil rout hits Houston's rich

The unfinished home of former oil executive Kolja Rockov in Houston, Texas. Listings show the property was put on the market for US$6.9m. Mr Rockov lost his job as Linn Energy's CFO in August.


PRICES for mansions in Houston's swankiest neighbourhood have tumbled in lock step with crude prices. The Houston Opera has offered free season tickets to patrons who lost their jobs in the oil bust. A fancy restaurant offers cut-price dinners.

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