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  • Organic gas is threat to OPEC, ExxonMobil Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Howard Janzen, president and CEO of Cool Planet Energy

    Cool Planet Energy Systems doesn't plan to reduce climate change, but reverse it, using a virtuous corn cycle: from farm to fuel to farm.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- For 15 years, Massachusetts has been the most economically evolved U.S. state, according to an index released on Monday by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. California, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah and New Jersey rounded out the top 10 states.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- A new chapter in the North American oil revolution is about to open on the Texas coast, with two major pipelines poised this summer to deliver an unprecedented influx of heavy Canadian crude to U.S. refineries- and potentially beyond.

  • *A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

  • These states are Nevada, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Indiana, Florida, Connecticut, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and New York, sources familiar with the probes told Reuters. GM has turned over thousands of emails and other documents to help in the probe, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Friday, citing sources.

  • June 12- An engineer convicted of obstructing justice in connection with the 2010 BP oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico won a new trial on Thursday. District Judge Stanwood Duval of New Orleans tossed out his December conviction of Kurt Mix, a former BP Plc employee, and concluded that conduct by one of the 12 jurors meant he did not have an impartial jury.

  • *China's commodity imports fall in May on high stocks, tighter credit. NEW YORK, June 9- Brent crude rose on Monday, gaining over $1 to surpass $110 a barrel for the first time in June, while U.S. crude rose by nearly $2, as strong Chinese and U.S. data pointed to healthy economic growth and higher demand for oil from the world's top two consumers.

  • These 3 states house the 'ugliest' S&P stocks Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    A trader holds his head in his hand on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.

    Shares of companies in South Carolina, Arizona and Louisiana posted average gains of less than 10% over the past year. USA Today reports.

  • NEW YORK, June 9- A federal judicial panel ruled on Monday that lawsuits against General Motors Co from customers who say they suffered economic damages from a recall over faulty ignition switches will be heard in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block payments BP PLC is required to pay to businesses demanding compensation for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals a lower court ruling. There was no immediate comment from BP on Monday's decision.

  • U.S. top court denies BP stay request Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block payments BP PLC is required to pay to businesses demanding compensation for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals a lower court ruling.

  • GM faulty-switch cases sent to New York court Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 9- A federal judicial panel on Monday ruled that lawsuits against General Motors Co over economic damages allegedly caused by a recent recall for faulty ignition switches will be heard in Manhattan.

  • LONDON, June 9- Only a fraction of the natural gas export projects being developed around the globe will become reality as high costs and weakening gas prices torpedo those that until recently promised huge returns on investment.

  • June 8- The average price of gasoline in the United States changed little, rising 0.35 cents to $3.6911 per gallon over the past three weeks, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday. The price of gasoline peaked this year on May 2 when the price per gallon was $3.725.

  • June 4- A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp must face penalties under federal pollution laws in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which could expose the companies to billions of dollars in potential fines.

  • Decatur, Illinois, rolled its spot bid to 95 cents over August futures on Tuesday. *Old-crop FOB Gulf soybean basis offers fell 5 cents, with June at 90 cents over and July at 85 cents over July futures. *CBOT July soybeans ended 19-1/ 4 cents lower at $14.81-1/ 4 a bushel while November soy closed 8 down at $12.21-3/ 4.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. Senate votes to confirm Bowen to CFTC Tuesday, 3 Jun 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 3- The U.S. Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm New York lawyer Sharon Bowen as a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Treasury official Timothy Massad and Chris Giancarlo, a senior official at derivatives broker GFI in New York, were approved by a Senate panel but have not yet been considered by the full body.

  • WASHINGTON, June 3- The U.S. Senate cleared a procedural hurdle on Tuesday to confirming New York lawyer Sharon Bowen as a member of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The Senate still must hold a final confirmation vote, which could come as soon as this afternoon.

  • *Coming up: U.S. Factory orders for April at 1400 GMT. LONDON, June 3- Copper eased on Tuesday as investors worried about an expected settlement of a dispute in Indonesia that could restart concentrate exports and the impact of a probe at a top Chinese port that has halted shipments.

  • BURGHAUSEN, Germany/ GEISMAR, Louisiana, June 2- Nestled in the green hills of southern Germany, chemical giant Wacker Chemie churns out a wide range of products, from an ingredient for chewing gum to the polysilicon crystals in solar cells.