Articles by Tom O'Connor

Defense and International Conflicts Reporter at Newsweek, formerly International Business Times, The Daily Star (Lebanon) and Staten Island Advance.


ISIS Loses Access To Iraq Oil

A Pentagon official said the Iraqi army and its allies have cut off nearly all Islamic State group access to oil in the country, leaving the jihadists short of funds.



BlackRock Profit Rises As ETF Demand Continues

BlackRock Inc (BLK.N), the world’s biggest asset manager, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Monday, as client demand for index funds helped plump up margins and the company settled into a lower tax rate.