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  • Brent hovers near $107.50 ahead of U.S. data Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 11:43 PM ET

    *U.S., EU impose more sanctions on Russia over Ukraine. *Libya says oil output stays at 500,000 bpd. Geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, Africa and Europe continued to underpin prices, although so far there has been no major disruption to oil supplies.

  • TOKYO, July 30- U.S. crude oil futures regained some of the previous day's losses to trade above $101 early on Wednesday, after industry data showed U.S. petroleum stockpiles fell much more sharply than expected. *U.S. crude futures for September delivery rose 8 cents to $101.05 a barrel by 0000 GMT, after finishing 70 cents lower on Tuesday.

  • *EU reaches deal on Russia sanctions, prompts short rally. NEW YORK, July 29- Brent crude ended slightly higher on Tuesday as new sanctions on Russia looked set to worsen relations between Moscow and the West, while U.S. prices slipped after a Kansas refinery fire curbed demand for WTI crude.

  • NEW YORK, July 29- World equity markets fell on Tuesday while the dollar reached eight-month highs against the euro on expectations of positive U.S. economic data and a more hawkish tone from the Federal Reserve.

  • July 29- CVR Refining's 115,000- barrel-per-day refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, was shut on Tuesday after a fire broke out at a unit that upgrades gasoline, injuring four employees.

  • *EU reaches deal on Russia sanctions, prompts short rally. Brent futures pared losses after news that European Union governments agreed on Tuesday to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia.

  • July 29- Four employees were hurt in a fire at CVR Refining's 115,000- barrel-per-day refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, after a fire broke out at an isomerization unit early on Tuesday, the company said in a statement.

  • July 29- CVR Refining shut its 115,000- barrel-per-day Coffeyville refinery in Kansas after a fire broke out at an isomerization unit early on Tuesday, hurting four employees, the company said in a statement. Coffeyville police and fire officials were not immediately available for comment.

  • Lottery ticket would aid Missouri veterans Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:50 AM ET

    Several states already allocate some lottery revenue to veterans, including three of Missouri's neighbors— Kansas, Iowa and Illinois— along with Texas and West Virginia.

  • 4 workers injured in Kansas oil refinery fire Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 9:35 AM ET

    COFFEYVILLE, Kan.— Four workers at an oil refinery in southeast Kansas were burned Tuesday in an early morning fire, the Texas company said.

  • July 29- A fire at CVR Energy Inc's Coffeyville, Kansas refinery, early Tuesday forced the shutdown of all monitored units at the facility, energy industry intelligence service Genscape said. A company spokesman and officials from Coffeyville police and fire departments were not immediately available for comment.

  • July 29- A fire at CVR Energy Inc's Coffeyville, Kansas refinery, early Tuesday forced the shutdown of all monitored units at the facility, energy industry intelligence service Genscape said. A company spokesman and officials from Coffeyville police and fire departments were not immediately available for comment.

  • July 29- A fire which lasted about an hour injured four people early Tuesday at CVR Energy Inc's Coffeyville, Kansas refinery, according to local media reports. A company spokesman and officials from Coffeyville police and fire departments were not immediately available for comment.

  • July 29- A fire broke out at CVR Energy Inc's 115,000- barrel-per-day refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas, just after midnight on Tuesday, news website NewsChannel 8 reported. The fire, which injured four people at the refinery, was put out in about an hour, the report said.

  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 3:23 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter& Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays.

  • US rig count up 12 to 1,883 Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 1:49 PM ET

    Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota and Louisiana gained six each, Ohio and Oklahoma were up two apiece and Colorado one. Texas lost 10 rigs, Alaska was off four, California and New Mexico were down two each and Kansas and Pennsylvania each dropped one. Arkansas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Proxy adviser says Sprint CEO was paid too much Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Institutional Shareholder Services, a leading shareholder advisory firm, is telling shareholders to protest Sprint Corp. CEO Dan Hesse's $49 million 2013 pay package, saying it's excessive and not tied to performance. Hesse got a special $18.7 million "retention" award in connection with Softbank Corp. of Japan buying 70 percent of Sprint last year.

  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 5:46 PM ET

    MIAMI— Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five. The penalty for the first year starts at $95 per adult or $47.50 per child under 18, and it can rise to as much as 1 percent of annual household income.

  • Bombardier restructuring cuts 1,800 jobs globally Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 2:06 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— Airplane maker Bombardier Inc. is cutting 1,800 jobs across facilities worldwide as it restructures operations. Spokeswoman Isabelle Rondeau with the Montreal- based company said Thursday that Bombardier plans to reorganize the company into four business segments before Jan. 1.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- U.S. regulators and 15 states announced a wave of lawsuits on Wednesday against law firms and mortgage assistance companies they said have scammed borrowers since at least 2011 by falsely promising home loan modifications and other foreclosure relief.