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  • U.S. crude futures were on course to rise about 4 percent this week on hopes for a global deal on stabilizing crude output after Saudi Arabia, the leading oil producer inside OPEC, and Russia, the biggest producer outside the group, agreed on Monday to cooperate in oversupplied markets. On Friday, U.S. crude was trading at above $46 a barrel, close to the $50- mark that...

  • *Traders say imports fell due to Tropical Storm Hermine. NEW YORK, Sept 8- Oil prices surged about 4 percent on Thursday after U.S. inventory data showed a surprisingly large drawdown in crude stocks as imports into the U.S. Gulf Coast slid last week due to Tropical Storm Hermine. Tropical Storm Hermine, which threatened the Gulf Coast refining region last week,...

  • Sept 8- U.S. crude stocks slumped more than 14 million barrels last week in the biggest weekly drawdown since 1999 as imports to the Gulf Coast hit a record low, which analysts attributed to Tropical Storm Hermine. Crude inventories fell 14.5 million barrels for the week ended Sept. 2, compared with expectations for an increase of 225,000 barrels, the U.S. Energy...

  • "But a lower rig count is also likely once we get to late September and beyond, and once it becomes clear that OPEC measures to jawbone the market won't last." The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, led by Saudi Arabia and other big Middle East crude exporters, will meet non- OPEC producers led by Russia at informal talks in Algeria between Sept. 26 and...

  • Aug 25- Since announcing her presidential bid last year, Hillary Clinton has had to field questions about the Bill, Hillary& Chelsea Clinton Foundation, her family's global philanthropy. Bill Clinton established the Clinton Foundation in 1997 to raise funds for his presidential archive in Little Rock, Arkansas, as he prepared to leave the White House.

  • Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in West Bend, Wisconsin.

    Donald Trump called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, NBC News reports.

  • Last week, it announced the acquisition of online startup Jet.com for over $3 billion to better compete with Amazon.com Inc.. Wal-Mart also increased entry level wages to $10 an hour earlier this year and said it will invest $2.7 billion in employee compensation and training over two years, a move it said contributed to improved service in its stores.

  • Chief Executive Officer Greg Foran said on a conference call that the company's customers were still cautious with their spending but were visiting stores more often and buying more items. The Bentonville, Arkansas- based company said sales were strong for grocery items and apparel but weak for electronics. Earlier this year, it increased entry-level wages...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 11- Tyson Foods Inc said it has fired 10 workers who were captured abusing breeder chickens in Virginia in a secretly recorded video released by an animal rights group on Thursday. Springdale, Arkansas- based Tyson, one of the world's largest meat processors, said it was "disgusted by the actions of the individuals in the video." It also makes Ball Park hot...

  • The July 20 leak from a Husky Energy Inc pipeline into the North Saskatchewan River has forced tens of thousands to find other sources of drinking water, including the western Canadian cities of Prince Albert and North Battleford. "That would suggest there is not an ongoing issue, which is fairly expected," said Paul Nony, a senior toxicologist at Arkansas...

  • July 29- U.S. drillers this week added oil rigs for a fifth consecutive week as part of the biggest monthly rig count increase in over two years, Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday. Drillers added three oil rigs in the week to July 29, bringing the total rig count up to 374, compared with 664 a year ago, according to the closely followed Baker Hughes weekly report.

  • July 29- U.S. drillers this week added oil rigs for a fifth consecutive week, Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday, but the oilfield services provider and some analysts cast doubts on a substantial recovery in drilling this year with crude prices heading for their biggest monthly loss in a year. The market was on track for a monthly loss of about 15 percent, and is down...

  • July 22- Wal-Mart Stores Inc executives and directors persuaded a federal appeals court on Friday to reject shareholder claims that they permitted and then covered up pervasive bribery by officials at the world's largest retailer's Mexico unit. By a 3-0 vote, the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis upheld a lower court dismissal of a federal lawsuit...

  • July 20- Massachusetts will ban the sale of "copycat" assault-style weapons similar to those increasingly used in mass shootings, state Attorney General Maura Healey said on Wednesday. "The gun industry has openly defied our laws here in Massachusetts for nearly two decades. They have been used in massacres in Orlando, Florida; San Bernardino, California; Newtown,...

  • Despite suffering from a past heart attack and diabetes, Kentucky resident Mary Blair was able to receive medical coverage through Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.

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