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Chevron, Transocean Charged In Brazilian Oil Spill

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Chevron, Transocean Charged In Brazilian Oil Spill

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Chevron, Transocean Charged In Brazilian Oil Spill

Chevron, Transocean Charged In Brazilian Oil Spill

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Brazil filed charges Wednesday against oil companies Chevron and Transocean, and 16 of their top executives, over an offshore oil spill in November. If convicted, the executives could get up to 31 years in jail. Chevron calls the charges "outrageous."

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NPR's business news starts with Chevron charged in Brazil.

Brazilian authorities filed charges yesterday against oil companies Chevron and Transocean and 16 of their top executives over an offshore oil spill last November. If convicted, the executives could get up to 31 years in jail. Chevron, by the way, calls these charges outrageous.

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