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The sales grossed $6.595 billion based on an average price of $112.928 per barrel. January’s sales were based on an average price of $109.081 per barrel and yielded $7.061 billion.

The oil was sold to 27 international oil companies.

Iraq relies on oil exports for 95 percent of its revenues, and the uncertainty in the market stemming from the conflict between the West and Iran over its controversial nuclear program has helped support global crude prices.


Father upset after dead child’s voice mails erased

SEATTLE | A man in Washington state is blaming T-Mobile for losing voice mails his daughter left him before she died of cancer at the age of 14.

Faron Butler said the voice mails were erased after he joined a new messaging service in February, and he doesn’t believe T-Mobile officials when they say the company can’t retrieve them.

T-Mobile spokeswoman Cara Walker said the company regrets not telling Mr. Butler that the new service would mean the voice mails could be erased. T-Mobile plans to approach the family to discuss compensation.

Mr. Butler’s attorney said T-Mobile is trying to avoid the expense of retrieving the messages. He plans to draft a lawsuit.

Mr. Butler’s daughter, Rhema, was diagnosed with cancer when she was 12, and died two years later in June 2011.

• From wire dispatches and staff reports