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  • AUSTIN, Texas, May 6- On-demand ride companies have spent millions of dollars ahead of a Saturday vote to overturn a measure mandating fingerprinting for their drivers in Austin, Texas, a sign they are willing to play hardball politics with cities pursuing such requirements. Campaign finance records show that Ridesharing Works for Austin, a lobby group...

  • HOUSTON, May 6- EOG Resources Inc has the ability to post strong returns with oil prices around $40 a barrel, and would post triple-digit returns should prices spike to $60, Chairman and Chief Executive Bill Thomas told investors on Friday. Houston- based EOG, considered one of the most efficient U.S. drillers, has a $15- $20 per barrel cost advantage over the rest of...

  • HOUSTON _ Penntex Midstream Partners LP on Friday reported first-quarter net income of $3.5 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 19 cents per share. Penntex Midstream shares have dropped 13 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, May 5- Canadian crude prices rallied on Thursday as a raging wildfire in northern Alberta shuttered nearly one-third of the nation's oil sands production and closed some pipelines, raising concerns about temporary shortages of feedstock to U.S. refineries. The massive fire forced all 88,000 residents of Fort McMurray, home to thousands of oil sands...

  • HOUSTON _ Cheniere Energy Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $320.8 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 55 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HOUSTON _ Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings LLC on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $4.5 million. Cheniere Energy Partners shares have increased 9 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Cheniere Energy Partners, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON _ Atwood Oceanics Inc. on Thursday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $122.4 million. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.61 per share. Atwood Oceanics shares have dropped 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ EOG Resources Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $471.8 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 87 cents per share. EOG Resources shares have increased 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed nearly flat.

  • HOUSTON _ McDermott International Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $2.2 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 1 cent per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $670.4 million.

  • HOUSTON, May 5- Apache Corp's cost savings in the first three months of 2016 exceeded its own expectations and are likely to continue even if oilfield services costs rise, executives of the Houston- based oil and gas producer said on Thursday. The cost cuts mean the company could achieve its goal of cash flow neutrality for 2016 with oil prices at $35 per barrel and...

  • May 5- It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation's first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada all plan to tap private cash from investors globally, with help from foreign train makers and governments eager to export...

  • HOUSTON, May 5- Wildfires in Canada. He also cautioned that if the disruptions were to linger OPEC, which so far has not acted to curb output, would have limited excess capacity to feed a tight market. Latin America's crude oil production, suffering from under investment, declined 4.6 percent in the first quarter of the year to 9.13 million bpd, a loss of 441,000 bpd...

  • May 5- It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation's first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada all plan to tap private cash from investors globally, with help from foreign train makers and governments eager to export...

  • HOUSTON _ Apache Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $489 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 92 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.08 billion.

  • HOUSTON _ U.S. Physical Therapy Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $5.3 million. U.S. Physical Therapy shares have decreased almost 7 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: U.S. Physical Therapy, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON _ Occidental Petroleum Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $78 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 41 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HOUSTON _ Quanta Services Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $20.5 million. Quanta Services expects full-year earnings in the range of $1.61 to $1.81 per share, with revenue in the range of $7.5 billion to $8 billion. Quanta Services shares have risen 15 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has stayed...

  • HOUSTON _ Orion Marine Group Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $1.2 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 2 cents per share. Orion Marine shares have risen 26 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • May 5- It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation's first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.. Companies in Texas, Minnesota and Nevada all plan to tap private cash from investors globally, with help from foreign train makers and governments eager to export...

  • MONTPELIER, Vt.— Foreigners who had been banking on their investments in a biomedical research facility and a hotel and rental cottage project in northern Vermont to get green cards are scrambling to find a backup now that the project's developers are accused of misusing hundreds of millions of dollars of investors' money in what investigators called a "...