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  • U.S. job openings surged to a 14- year high in February the Labor Department said in its monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, lifting oil prices. "That JOLTS report was certainly quite strong and strong employment equals strong gasoline demand," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. May crude was up $1.65 at $53.79 a barrel at...

  • "That JOLTS report was certainly quite strong and strong employment equals strong gasoline demand," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital LLC in New York. May crude was up $1.11 at $53.25 a barrel at 12:10 p.m. EDT, having traded from $51.17 to $53.46. Brent May crude was up 48 cents at $58.60, having swung from $57.02 to $59.09.

  • The EPA approved Enlist Duo on Oct. 15 with a series of restrictions aimed at addressing potential environmental and health hazards. At that time it said the herbicide could be used in six states- Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The regulatory agency added nine more on Wednesday, all key farming states: Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota,...

  • With backing from Saudi Aramco and partnerships with well-known industry players including the Linde Group and Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem, Dineen hopes to break into natural gas processing with improvements that make the decades-old technology economical. Abundant domestic natural gas from the shale boom prompted plans by Royal Dutch...

  • LONDON, April 1- More than 1 million barrels of crude oil move by train across the United States every day, according to data published for the first time by the government on Tuesday. The volume of crude shipped by rail has increased more than 50- fold in five years, from just 630,000 barrels in January 2010 to 33.7 million barrels in January 2015, the Energy...

  • WASHINGTON, April 1- Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas...

  • UPDATE 1-Refiner Delek in talks to buy Alon Israel Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 11:42 AM ET

    Alon USA's refineries in Texas, California and Louisiana have an aggregate crude oil throughput capacity of about 217,000 barrels per day. Financial terms were not mentioned by either Alon USA of Delek in their regulatory filings disclosing the merger talks. As of Monday's close, Alon USA had a market capitalization of $1.11 billion and Delek was valued at...

  • CHICAGO, March 26- A cool April in the U.S. southern Plains and Delta region will slow some planting of corn, soybeans and other crops but below-normal rainfall across the main crop belt should prevent any major planting delays this spring, an agricultural meteorologist said on Thursday. "We'll see delays continue across some southern areas but when you get into...

  • HOUSTON, March 26- Motiva Enterprises said on Thursday that operations at its Convent and Norco, Louisiana, refineries will be integrated to take advantage of increased production of lower-cost U.S. shale oil. Gas oil produced by the Convent refinery will go to the expanded hydrocracker and 112,000 bpd catalytic cracking unit at the Norco plant.

  • Broadband industry trade group USTelecom filed a lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which has in the past twice rejected the FCC's net neutrality regulations. Texas- based Internet provider Alamo Broadband Inc challenged the FCC's new rules in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, making a...

  • March 23- The U.S. shale oil industry may have forever abandoned its heavy-spending ways in the face of sliding crude prices, Schlumberger Ltd, the world's No.1 oilfield services provider, said on Monday. Spending cuts already announced by producers- to the tune of 25 to 60 percent- have dropped the rig count by 45 percent since late 2014, and output will soon...

  • March 20- Wal-Mart Stores Inc shareholders will vote in June at the company's annual meeting on electing an independent board chairman, after U.S. regulators rejected a request by the retailer to block the proposal. Wal-Mart had argued that the proposal, submitted by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund, should be omitted because it was...

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission rejected a request by Wal-Mart to prevent the proposal from being voted on by shareholders, according to an SEC letter delivered to the fund sponsoring the proposal on Friday.

  • CHICAGO, March 19- Planting is expected to start early in the northern U.S. "I would expect planting to go a little better in the upper Midwest this spring than it will in the Ohio River Valley," Brad Rippey, a meteorologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, told reporters at a spring outlook presentation. In the southern Midwest, including the southern tips of...

  • LONDON, March 17- Whatever happened to zinc? The London Metal Exchange price for three-month delivery has, however, been falling steadily since the heady days of last September when it was trading above $2,400 per tonne. Of course zinc has been buffeted by the same headwinds as the other LME-traded base metals, namely dollar strength and uncertainty about the...

  • March 16- McDonald's Corp restaurant workers from 19 U.S. cities complained to regulators on Monday that their working conditions are hazardous and have led to severe burns from hot grills and fryer oil. McDonald's workers, who already have claimed that they have been subjected to wage theft, racial discrimination and retaliation for attempting to unionize,...

  • March 16- McDonald's restaurant workers from 19 U.S. cities said on Monday they have filed 28 health and safety complaints with federal and state regulators, alleging hazardous working conditions that led to severe burns from hot grills and fryer oil. McDonald's workers, who have also claimed they have been subjected to wage theft, racial discrimination and...

  • March 12- A U.S. bankruptcy judge on Thursday ordered an independent examiner to investigate transactions by the operating unit of Caesars Entertainment Corp, which filed for Chapter 11 this year. Creditors have alleged that the operating unit is unable to pay its debts because the parent company looted it for the benefit of its controlling private equity...

  • Gov. Jindal: Too conservative or not enough? Thursday, 12 Mar 2015 | 6:04 AM ET
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal

    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal sits with CNBC's John Harwood to talk about ambition, Islamic extremism and the timidity of fellow GOPers.

  • March 11- A federal appeals court upheld a district judge's decision to drop manslaughter charges against two former BP Plc well site managers over their roles in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil drilling disaster that killed 11 people. Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine were the two highest-ranking supervisors on board the Deepwater Horizon rig when disaster...