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*U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West over the crisis in Ukraine mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.
U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat of escalating tension between Russia and the West mounted, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.
*U.S. accuses Russia of complicity in shooting down flight MH17. *New European sanctions on Russia may heighten oil risk premium. NEW YORK, July 21- Oil prices rose on Monday as the threat grew of escalating tension between Russia and the West, while August U.S. crude zoomed higher prior to its expiry.
NEW YORK, July 21- U.S. crude pared gains Monday as President Barack Obama spoke about addressing violence in Ukraine which has heightened the geopolitical risk premium. Investors remained on edge Monday, keeping an eye on the crisis between Moscow and the West after the downing of a civilian airliner in Ukraine pushed up oil prices last week.
HARTFORD, Connecticut— Private jet sales are rising again, climbing out of a deep recession when the company plane was an easy target for spending cuts. The chief executive of General Dynamics Corp., maker of Gulfstream jets, says corporate customers are back and wealth creation is bringing out shoppers for private jets.
A Congressional Budget Office report earlier this year lent some support for that view. It found that a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, as President Obama supports, could cost 500,000 jobs nationwide.
NEW YORK, July 18- Volatility spiked on Thursday after the tragedy of a downed civilian jetliner in Ukraine and the mounting death toll in Gaza and Israel interrupted the summer trading slumber.
NEW YORK, July 18- Oil prices eased in thin trade on Friday but notched their first weekly gain in a month due to heightened geopolitical risk after the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine and as Israeli ground troops advanced into Gaza.
NEW YORK, July 18- Brent and U.S. crude eased at midday on Friday after sharp gains sparked by heightened geopolitical risk from the downing of a Malaysian jetliner over eastern Ukraine and as Israeli ground troops advanced into Gaza.
WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.
NEW YORK— General Electric's net income rose 13 percent in the second quarter on strong performance from its aviation and oil and gas divisions. Second-quarter profit increased to $3.55 billion, or 35 cents per share, from $3.13 billion, or 30 cents per share, in the same quarter a year ago.
WASHINGTON, July 17- A former vice president of Alstom SA's U.S. unit pleaded guilty on Thursday over his role in a scheme to bribe Indonesian government officials to win a $118 million power project there, the U.S. Department of Justice said.
HARTFORD, Conn.— Connecticut's labor market continued to strengthen as employers added jobs for the fifth straight month in June, driving the unemployment rate to its lowest level in more than five years, the state Department of Labor reported on Thursday.
WASHINGTON— Lawmakers demanded General Motors fire its chief lawyer and do more to help crash victims as a Senate subcommittee delved deeper into GM's mishandling of the recall of small cars with defective ignition switches. Thursday's grilling was GM's fourth appearance before Congress, but senators aren't done with their investigation.
The Labor Department says weekly applications for unemployment aid fell 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 302,000. The less volatile four-week average has slipped to 309,000, the lowest reading since June 2007, about five months before the Great Recession began. California: Down 4,008, due to fewer layoffs in the service industry.
NEW YORK, July 16- U.S. crude oil rose more than $1 on Wednesday, rebounding from recent steep drops after government data showed the country's crude stockpiles fell sharply last week.
NEW YORK, July 16- U.S. benchmark Treasury yields edged lower on Wednesday, slipping back from an early boost delivered after data suggesting the world's largest economy is on solid footing. Prices are high and you have the Fed nicely priced in, "said David Ader, head of government bond strategy at CRT Capital Group in Stamford, Connecticut.
NEW YORK, July 16- U.S. crude oil rose more than $1 on Wednesday, rebounding from recent steep losses after government data showed crude stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer fell sharply last week.
WASHINGTON, July 16- Two U.S. senators on Wednesday unveiled a bill prompted by the General Motors Co recalls over defective ignition switches that would make it a crime for corporate officers to conceal dangers posed by their products.
July 16- Apple Inc has agreed to pay $450 million to resolve U.S. state and consumer claims the iPad manufacturer conspired with five major publishers to fix e-book prices, according to court records filed Wednesday.