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HRG Group
HRG GROUP, INC., ( NYSE
NYSE
: HRG) formerly HARBINGER GROUP INC. and ZAPATA CORPORATION, is a holding company based in Rochester, New York , and originating from an oil company started by a group including the former United States president George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
. In 2009, it was renamed the Harbinger Group Inc. CONTENTS * 1 Early business history * 2 Decline * 3 Glazer era and the birth of Harbinger Group Inc. * 4 References * 4.1 Public records * 4.2 Zapata * 4.3 George Bush * 4.4 CIA * 4.5 Others * 5 External links EARLY BUSINESS HISTORYThe company traces its origins to Zapata Petroleum
Petroleum
Corporation , founded in 1953 by future-U.S. President George H. W. Bush
George H. W. Bush
, along with his business partners John Overbey , Hugh Liedtke , Bill Liedtke , and Thomas J. Devine
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Jackup Rig
A JACKUP RIG or a self-elevating unit is a type of mobile platform that consists of a buoyant hull fitted with a number of movable legs, capable of raising its hull over the surface of the sea. The buoyant hull enables transportation of the unit and all attached machinery to a desired location. Once on location the hull is raised to the required elevation above the sea surface supported by the sea bed. The legs of such units may be designed to penetrate the sea bed, may be fitted with enlarged sections or footings, or may be attached to a bottom mat. Generally jackup rigs are not self-propelled and rely on tugs or heavy lift ships for transportation. Jackup platforms are used as exploratory drilling platforms and offshore and wind farm service platforms. Jackup platforms have been the most popular and numerous of various mobile types in existence. The total number of jackup 'Drilling' rigs in operation numbers about 540 at the end of 2013
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Central Intelligence Agency
The CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States
United States
federal government , tasked with gathering, processing, and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the Director of National Intelligence and is primarily focused on providing intelligence for the President and Cabinet . Unlike the Federal Bureau of Investigation
Federal Bureau of Investigation
(FBI), which is a domestic security service, the CIA has no law enforcement function and is mainly focused on overseas intelligence gathering, with only limited domestic intelligence collection
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Persian Gulf
The PERSIAN GULF (Persian : خلیج فارس‎, translit. Xalij-e Fârs, lit. 'Gulf of Fars'‎) is a mediterranean sea in Western Asia . The body of water is an extension of the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
(Gulf of Oman ) through the Strait of Hormuz
Strait of Hormuz
and lies between Iran
Iran
to the northeast and the Arabian Peninsula
Arabian Peninsula
to the southwest. The Shatt al-Arab
Shatt al-Arab
river delta forms the northwest shoreline. The Persian Gulf
Persian Gulf
was a battlefield of the 1980–1988 Iran– Iraq
Iraq
War , in which each side attacked the other's oil tankers . It is the namesake of the 1991 Gulf War
Gulf War
, the largely air- and land-based conflict that followed Iraq
Iraq
's invasion of Kuwait
Kuwait

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Pennzoil
PENNZOIL is an American oil company founded in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
, California
California
in 1913. In 1955, it was acquired by Oil City, Pennsylvania company South Penn Oil, a former branch of Standard Oil
Standard Oil
. In 1963, South Penn Oil merged with Zapata Petroleum ; the merged company took the Pennzoil
Pennzoil
name. In 1968 United Gas Corporation became part of Pennzoil. (Although United Gas was a larger company, pre-merger, Pennzoil
Pennzoil
had successfully used a "leveraged buyout " strategy.) During the 1970s, the company moved its offices to Houston
Houston
, Texas
Texas
. In 1977 a spin-off company was formed called Pogo, which stood for Pennzoil Offshore Gas Operators. Pennzoil
Pennzoil
was headquartered in Pennzoil Place in Downtown Houston during the 1970s
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United States Senate
The UNITED STATES SENATE is the upper chamber of the United States Congress , which along with the United States
United States
House of Representatives —the lower chamber—composes the legislature of the United States
United States
. The composition and powers of the Senate are established by Article One of the United States
United States
Constitution . The Senate is composed of senators who represent each of the several states , with each state being equally represented by two senators, regardless of their population, serving staggered terms of six years ; with fifty states presently in the Union, there are 100 U.S. Senators. From 1789 until 1913, Senators were appointed by legislatures of the states they represented; following the ratification of the Seventeenth Amendment in 1913, they are now popularly elected
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Barron's (newspaper)
BARRON\'S is an American weekly newspaper published by Dow Jones & Company , a property of News Corp
News Corp
. It was founded in 1921 by Clarence Barron , and covers US financial information, market developments, and relevant statistics. Each issue provides a summary of the previous week's market activity as well as news reports and an informative outlook on the week to come. CONTENTS * 1 Sections * 2 Popular features * 3 History * 4 References * 5 External links SECTIONSBarron's has two sections: * "Market Week" – coverage of the previous week's market activity * "The Wrap" – analysis and outlook columnsPOPULAR FEATURES * Barron's Roundtable (annual) – Features noted investors such as Bill Gross , Mario Gabelli , Abby Joseph Cohen , Felix Zulauf , Marc Faber . * Barron's Special Report Best Online Brokers (annual) Features a ranking of the top online trading brokerage firms
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Listening Post
THE LISTENING POST is a current affairs programme broadcast on Al Jazeera English and formerly Al Jazeera America . It is filmed and produced from Al Jazeera English's hub in London
London
at the Shard . CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Format * 3 Critique * 4 References * 5 External links HISTORYThe show was first aired in November 2006, as was Al Jazeera English itself. The show was part of the station's original programming line-up and continues to this day. Throughout its lifetime, from launch to date, the show's presenter has been Richard Gizbert
Richard Gizbert
. Gizbert, a veteran of ABC News
ABC News
, was recruited in April 2006, in the run-up to the station's launch, to present the media-analysis show
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Pan American Petroleum
The PAN AMERICAN PETROLEUM AND TRANSPORT COMPANY (PAT) was an oil company founded in 1916 by the American oil tycoon Edward L. Doheny after he had made a huge oil strike in Mexico. Pan American profited from fuel demand during World War I
World War I
, and from the subsequent growth in use of automobiles. For several years Pan American was the largest American oil company, with holdings in the United States, Mexico, Colombia and Venezuela. In 1924 Pan American was involved in the Teapot Dome scandal over irregularities in the award of a U.S. government oil concession. Standard Oil of Indiana
Standard Oil of Indiana
obtained a majority stake in 1925. The company sold its foreign properties to Standard Oil of New Jersey in 1932. What was left of Pan American was merged with Standard Oil of Indiana
Standard Oil of Indiana
in 1954 to form Amoco
Amoco

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Securities And Exchange Commission
The U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION (SEC) is an independent agency of the United States federal government . The SEC holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws, proposing securities rules, and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other activities and organizations, including the electronic securities markets in the United States. In addition to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 , which created it, the SEC enforces the Securities Act of 1933 , the Trust Indenture Act of 1939 , the Investment Company Act of 1940 , the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 , the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 , and other statutes. The SEC was created by Section 4 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (now codified as 15 U.S.C. § 78d and commonly referred to as the Exchange Act or the 1934 Act)
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Bay Of Pigs Invasion
The BAY OF PIGS INVASION (Spanish: INVASIóN DE PLAYA GIRóN or INVASIóN DE BAHíA DE COCHINOS or BATALLA DE GIRóN) was a failed military invasion of Cuba
Cuba
undertaken by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-sponsored paramilitary group Brigade 2506 on 17 April 1961. A counter-revolutionary military group (made up of mostly Cuban exiles who traveled to the United States
United States
after Castro's takeover, but also of some US military personnel ), trained and funded by the CIA, Brigade 2506 fronted the armed wing of the Democratic Revolutionary Front (DRF) and intended to overthrow the increasingly communist government of Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro
. Launched from Guatemala
Guatemala
and Nicaragua , the invading force was defeated within three days by the Cuban Revolutionary Armed Forces , under the direct command of Castro
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Cuban Missile Crisis
The CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS, also known as the OCTOBER CRISIS (Spanish: Crisis de Octubre), the CARIBBEAN CRISIS (Russian : Карибский кризис, Karibskij krizis), or the MISSILE SCARE, was a 13-day (October 16–28, 1962) confrontation between the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
concerning American ballistic missile deployment in Italy
Italy
and Turkey
Turkey
with consequent Soviet ballistic missile deployment in Cuba
Cuba
. The confrontation is often considered the closest the Cold War came to escalating into a full-scale nuclear war
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United States House Of Representatives
------------------------- * HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES * Speaker Paul Ryan (R) * Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R) * Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D) * Congressional districts ------------------------- * UNITED STATES SENATE * President Mike Pence (R)
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Hurricane Betsy
HURRICANE BETSY was an intense and destructive tropical cyclone that brought widespread damage to areas of Florida
Florida
and the central United States Gulf Coast in September 1965. The storm's erratic nature, coupled with its intensity and minimized preparation time contributed to making Betsy the first tropical cyclone in the Atlantic basin to accrue at least $1 billion in damage. While the storm primarily affected areas of southern Florida
Florida
and Louisiana
Louisiana
, lesser effects were felt in The Bahamas
The Bahamas
and as far inland in the United States
United States
as the Ohio River Valley . Betsy began as a tropical depression north of French Guiana on August 27, and strengthened as it moved in a general northwestwardly direction
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