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Occidental Petroleum to sell stakes in Middle East, North Africa
The Westwood energy producer seeks to streamline operations and reduce political risk.

Occidental Petroleum Corp. is selling off stakes in Middle East and North Africa oil fields along with other assets in an effort to boost value for shareholders. Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis, said that this is in line with industry trends of leaving volatile regions abroad and investing more within the U.S.

“What they are doing is in line with industry trends” of leaving volatile regions abroad and investing more within the U.S., said Amy Myers Jaffe, executive director of energy and sustainability at UC Davis. “Over the long term, as events in Libya and Egypt have shown, you can wind up with high geopolitical risks in some projects.”

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Andrew Barkett Finds Innovative Ways to Fuel Entrepreneurship
Named First-ever Chief Technology Officer for Republican National Committee

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UPDATE: Andrew Barkett is leaving his post as senior engineer at Facebook to bring his decade of experience in Silicon Valley to become the first-ever chief technology officer for the Republican National Committee.The June 4 announcement has stirred a whirlwind of media coverage, including the Huffington Post and Washington Post.Bark

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.

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Mark Otero MBA 07 Builds Sacramento’s Coolest Company
The secret of social gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme

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The secret of Midtown Sacramento’s Facebook gaming mogul Mark Otero’s success is taking things to the extreme.