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All Eyes On Average Saudis As Low Oil Prices Trim Government Benefits

The deal in Saudi Arabia has been no taxation and no representation. Bottom-of-the-barrel crude prices changed the first half of the equation this week, as officials cut utility and gas subsidies.

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Jeb Bush Says Voters' Passions For Trump Will Pass

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A Saudi man walks past a pump at a petrol station Monday in the Red Sea city of Jeddah. Saudi Arabia said it plans to reduce subsidies on power, water and fuel as part of new measures introduced in the face of low oil prices. Amer Hilabi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Higher Gas Prices, Long Lines: What Cheap Oil Means For Saudi Arabia

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How Clementine Churchill Wielded Influence As Winston's Wife

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In Memoriam 2015

In Memoriam 2015

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