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  • British engineer Kentz appoints Meg Lassarat CFO Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 2:42 AM ET

    April 4- Kentz Corporation Ltd, a British engineer focused on the energy sector, said Meg Lassarat would replace Ed Power as chief financial officer. Lassarat was most recently the CFO of Houston- based engineering and field services company UniversalPegasus International. Power would stay on through August to facilitate a smooth transition, Kentz said.

  • NEW YORK, April 2- Blythe Masters, one of Wall Street's most powerful women, is leaving JPMorgan Chase& Co. after a 27- year career that began with an internship in London and concludes with the sale of the multibillion-dollar commodities business she built.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1230 GMT / 8.30 AM ET Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 8:55 AM ET

    PARIS- Arnaud Montebourg, a fierce critic of budget austerity, is named French economy minister in a reshuffled government that President Francois Hollande has charged with halting France's economic decline. EU regulators fine Goldman Sachs, Prysmian for cable cartel.

  • *Coming up: API weekly oil stocks data at 4:30 p.m. EDT. NEW YORK, April 1- Brent crude oil futures fell to their lowest settlement in nearly five months on Tuesday as poor manufacturing data from China and Europe weighed, and U.S. oil futures fell in anticipation of another build in domestic supplies.

  • April 1- Two U.S. banks that sued Target Corp and credit card security firm Trustwave Holdings Inc over responsibility for one of the largest data breaches on record have at least for now dropped their lawsuit.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The federal website for U.S. consumers to enroll in private health insurance under Obamacare ran into problems twice on Monday because of a surge of people trying to access the site hours before a midnight deadline to sign up for coverage.

  • WASHINGTON, March 31- The federal website for U.S. consumers to enroll in private health insurance under Obamacare ran into problems twice on Monday, amid a surge of people trying to access the site hours before a midnight deadline to sign up for coverage.

  • March 29- Trustwave Holdings Inc, a credit-card security firm that has been sued along with Target Corp over a sweeping data breach, said on Saturday it did not process cardholder data for the retailer or handle Target's data security as a lawsuit alleges.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The White House said on Friday it will take a hard look at whether new regulations are needed to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry, part of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change.

  • WASHINGTON, March 28- The White House said on Friday it will take a hard look at whether new regulations are needed to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry, part of President Barack Obama's plan to address climate change.

  • March 27- All restrictions on marine traffic through the Houston Ship Channel, a critical waterway for oil shipments, were lifted on Thursday, five days after an oil spill in the Galveston Bay, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

  • WASHINGTON, March 27- More oil than previously thought may have leaked into Lake Michigan this week from BP Plc's Indiana refinery, the company said on Thursday, after two U.S.

  • HOUSTON, March 27- The number of ships waiting to move through the Houston Ship Channel on Thursday morning had fallen by 20 from the day before as the cleanup of a Saturday oil spill in Galveston Bay continued to gain momentum, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

  • *Coast Guard stretches shipping cutoff to midnight from 6 p.m.; to resume at daylight. On Tuesday, when both inbound and outbound traffic resumed, the Coast Guard stopped movement at about 6 p.m. CDT to limit the spread of fuel oil floating in Galveston Bay.

  • NUMBER OF SHIPS WAITING TO MOVE IN OR OUT OF HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL DOWN 30 TO 57- HOUSTON PILOTS.

  • BACKLOG EXPECTED TO FALL TO 35 SHIPS BY MIDNIGHT, WHEN ALL MOVEMENT WILL STOP UNTIL DAYLIGHT- HOUSTON PILOTS.

  • NEW YORK, March 26- U.S. crude gained more than $1 per barrel on Wednesday as inventories at the future's delivery point dropped for the eighth straight week, while Brent held steady, supported by supply outages in Nigeria and Libya and tensions over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

  • UPDATE 7-Brent falls, U.S. crude rises as spread narrows Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 12:20 PM ET

    *Cushing stocks down 1.3 million- EIA. That 1.3 million barrel draw at Cushing was larger than reported by industry group the American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday, and overshadowed a larger-than-expected 6.6 million-barrel build in crude stocks nationally.

  • March 26- Target Corp and Trustwave Holdings Inc, which provides credit card security services, have been sued by two banks for "monumental" losses they say card issuers will face because of the retailer's holiday season data breach. Target already faces dozen of lawsuits over the breach.

  • HOUSTON, March 26- More ships were waiting on Wednesday morning to sail through the Houston Ship Channel as the cleanup of a Saturday fuel oil spill in Galveston Bay continued, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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