Articles by Tom O'Connor

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

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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.

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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.