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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 25- The confirmation process for Republican President Donald Trump's choice to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be moving forward without any hiccups. Jay Clayton, a lawyer whose specialties include mergers and acquisitions, met privately with Senate Banking Committee Chairman Michael Crapo on Tuesday.

  • Gov. Asa Hutchinson

    A border tax imposed by the new administration could threaten industry and agriculture in Arkansas, the governor tells CNBC.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 19- David Nason, a General Electric executive and former Treasury Department official, is the front runner to become the Federal Reserve's top Wall Street regulator under President-elect Donald Trump, sources familiar with the screening said on Thursday. In 2008, Nason was a deputy to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson as U.S....

  • *New Hampshire court to review enhanced damages issue. Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $16.08 million to a former New Hampshire pharmacist in a gender bias case, but the amount is only about half what a jury awarded and may fall substantially further. District Judge Steven McAuliffe also asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court...

  • Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer plans to eliminate jobs at its headquarters and regional personnel that support stores, according to the report. http://on.wsj.com/2jroYGF.

  • Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the situation. The Bentonville, Arkansas- based retailer plans to eliminate jobs at its headquarters and regional personnel that support stores, according to the report. http://on.wsj.com/2jroYGF.

  • Jan 10- Wal-Mart Stores Inc has been ordered by a federal judge to pay $16.08 million to a former New Hampshire pharmacist in a gender bias case, but the amount is only about half what a jury awarded and may fall substantially further. District Judge Steven McAuliffe also asked the New Hampshire Supreme Court to advise whether the plaintiff Maureen McPadden was...

  • *OPEC, non- OPEC cut deal took effect on Sunday. *Oman notifies customers of crude term volume cut in March. Before the slide began, both contracts hit their highest levels since July 2015 on hopes that a deal between OPEC and other big oil exporters to cut production, which kicked in on Sunday, will drain a global supply glut.

  • Dec 29- After years of running flat out, U.S. Gulf Coast refiners are lining up repairs to plants in 2017- but facing a severe labor shortage that could delay work, drive up costs and raise accident risks. "Putting off work definitely affects the safety of the refinery," said Ed Lee, an independent refinery safety consultant who worked at Royal Dutch Shell for three...

  • Looking ahead to next year, restructuring advisers said they expect more energy-related bankruptcy filings, as the sector prepares for an upturn that could follow implementation of President-elect Donald Trump's pro-drilling agenda or OPEC's plan to cut oil production for the first time in eight years. Denver- based Bonanza Creek, with oil and natural gas...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- Oil futures fell on Wednesday after Libya said it expects to boost production over the next few months and a report showing a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories last week. "The big news of the day is that it looks like we're going to get more crude out of Libya," said James Williams, president of energy consultant WTRG Economics in Arkansas.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 21- Oil futures fell on Wednesday after Libya said it expects to boost production over the next few months and a report showing a surprise build in U.S. crude inventories last week. Brent futures for February delivery were down 95 cents, or 1.7 percent, at $54.40 a barrel by 1:40 p.m. EST. "The big news of the day is that it looks like we're going to get more...

  • ARECIBO, Puerto Rico, Dec 20- Prudo Jimenez was born on a sugar farm here in 1941, when agriculture ruled Puerto Rico's economy. He grew up to be a supervisor for drug maker Syntex in the 1960 s, after U.S. manufacturers came in droves, seeking a tax haven. Carlos Jimenez, 48, and Anjoe, 50, each started businesses only to see them go under in a decade-long economic slump...

  • *Brent fails to break $53 a barrel technical support. *OPEC members to cut oil deliveries to Asia customers in January. NEW YORK, Dec 15- Oil settled little changed on Thursday after sliding to its lowest level in a week in volatile trade, but a surging dollar did not pressure prices below technical support levels as OPEC members told customers they would cut crude...

  • President-elect Donald Trump convenes a gathering of leaders of some of the largest technology companies at his New York headquarters on Wednesday as he continues to hold meetings before taking office on Jan. 20. *Amazon.com Inc CEO Jeff Bezos. *Palantir Technologies Inc CEO Alex Karp.

  • *OPEC, Russian oil output at record highs. *Saudi price war could undermine OPEC promise. NEW YORK, Dec 6- Oil prices on Tuesday ended lower for the first time since OPEC agreed on Nov. 30 to cut output, as data showing record high production in the producer group fed skepticism that it would be able to reduce supplies.

  • *OPEC, Russian oil output at record highs. *Saudi price war could undermine OPEC promise. NEW YORK, Dec 6- Oil prices on Tuesday ended lower for the first time in a week since OPEC agreed to cut output on growing skepticism that the cartel would be able to reduce supplies as data showed record high production in most major export regions.

  • President-elect Donald Trump said on Monday he would nominate retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, a presidential rival-turned-supporter to serve as Department of Housing and Urban Development secretary. *Jon Huntsman, former Republican Utah governor and ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, ran for 2012 Republican presidential nomination in...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 28- U.S. companies are looking for ways to persuade President-elect Donald Trump to soften his threats to cancel the Obama administration's opening to Cuba, a reversal they fear could cost them hundreds of millions of dollars. During his campaign, Trump said he thought restoring diplomatic ties with Cuba was fine, but that Democratic President...

  • *Nigeria sees OPEC expert consensus on Tuesday. NEW YORK, Nov 22- Oil ended little changed on Tuesday in volatile trade that saw prices rise and fall by $1 a barrel depending on the latest comment from OPEC officials at a technical conference in Vienna on whether the cartel members would agree to an output cut. During the session, Brent gained $1 a barrel, bringing it...