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After a low, shares in Shell may be a bargain

Is It Time to Buy Shell?
Eight months after disclosing that it had massively overstated its proven oil reserves, Royal Dutch/Shell continues to be roiled by a barrage of bad news. Britain's Financial Services Authority and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are still investigating the company, even after announcements last week that they are fining Shell a combined $150 million for "unprecedented misconduct," in the words of the FSA. And Nigeria's Senate passed a resolution calling on the company to pay $1.5 billion for environmental and health hazards it allegedly caused in the Niger Delta....

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