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  • Titan Machinery reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    WEST FARGO, N.D. _ Titan Machinery Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $27.5 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 19 cents per share. Titan Machinery shares have dropped nearly 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • LONDON, April 15- Brent crude oil prices rose above $59 a barrel on Wednesday amid tension in the Middle East and signs of a dip in U.S. production, but gains were capped by a report from the International Energy Agency indicating that supplies would take longer to tighten than previously expected. Front-month Brent crude futures were up 68 cents at $59.11 per...

  • *Net outflow of oil investments expected soon- Barclays. Front-month Brent crude futures were up a dollar at $59.43 a barrel by 0705 GMT, while U.S. crude climbed 65 cents to $53.69. In the United States, North Dakota's February oil production fell 15,000 barrels per day versus January, although the number of producing wells hit a record high.

  • NEW YORK— In some versions of an April 14 story about financial markets, The Associated Press erroneously reported that IBM plans to release its first-quarter financial results on Friday, April 17. A jump in JPMorgan Chase after the bank reported strong first-quarter earnings also helped push the blue-chip index higher. Wells Fargo slumped after reporting...

  • Front-month Brent crude futures were trading up 47 cents at $58.90 a barrel by 0310 GMT, while U.S. crude was up 28 cents at $53.57. In the United States, North Dakota's February oil production fell 15,000 barrels per day versus January, although the number of producing wells hit a record high. On a quarterly basis, China's economic growth slowed to 1.3 percent...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- Crude oil futures rose on Tuesday on signs of falling U.S. oil production, weakness in the dollar and tensions in the Middle East, particularly Yemen. "Today's led crude spike was spurred primarily by supportive supply side headlines suggesting a quicker production response to rig declines than previously anticipated," said Jim Ritterbusch,...

  • NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are closing mostly higher, led by gains in energy companies as the price of oil recovers. JPMorgan Chase rose after reporting higher first-quarter earnings, but Wells Fargo fell after its earnings declined. U.S. benchmark crude rose $1.38 to $53.29 a barrel in New York.

  • DES MOINES, Iowa— A bird-flu strain that has already led to the deaths of nearly 2 million turkeys nationwide spread to an Iowa turkey farm, authorities said on Tuesday, bringing to six the number of states hit with the outbreak that was also confirmed at eight more farms in Minnesota. The Iowa farm is in Buena Vista County housing some 27,000 turkeys, said Iowa...

  • *North Dakota oil production fell in February vs January- state. NEW YORK, April 14- Crude oil futures rose on Tuesday on signs of falling U.S. oil production, weakness in the dollar and tensions in the Middle East, particularly Yemen. The North Dakota report arrived a day after the U.S. Energy Information Administration said it expected U.S. shale production to fall...

  • The Senate had unanimously approved the funding in February for the PSC, which regulates sectors from auctioneers to pipelines. Jack Dalrymple also has supported the idea, following a spate of accidents involving North Dakota crude in the U.S. and Canada— including a fiery derailment in the governor's hometown of Casselton. The measure now returns to the...

  • NEW YORK— Rising oil prices helped push the stock market mostly higher on Tuesday, but the gains were tiny as investors weighed a mix of encouraging and disappointing earnings reports. A jump in JPMorgan Chase after the bank reported strong first-quarter earnings also helped push the blue-chip index higher. Wells Fargo slumped after reporting that its...

  • UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo profit falls as expenses rise Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 8:32 AM ET

    April 14- Wells Fargo& Co, the largest U.S. mortgage lender, reported a 2.6 percent fall in quarterly profit as expenses rose and the bank set aside more money to cover bad loans. Wells Fargo set aside $608 million in the first quarter ended March 31, an increase of about 87 percent from the same quarter a year earlier. Net income applicable to Wells Fargo's common...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota lawmakers on Tuesday approved a measure to create a pilot project aimed at treating and recycling some of an estimated 1 million tons of oil drilling waste annually for road building and other uses. Companies targeting the rich Bakken shale formation in western North Dakota get soil, rock and other underground matter along with...

  • NEW YORK, April 13- Oil production from the fastest-growing U.S. shale plays is set to fall some 45,000 barrels per day to 4.98 million bpd in May from April, the first monthly decline in over four years, projections from the U.S. Energy Information Administration showed on Monday. Oil production from the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico were forecast to...

  • A dangerous bird-flu strain that has already hit numerous turkey farms in the Midwest has now been identified in a Wisconsin chicken flock, marking the first case of the virus in a commercial chicken farm in the U.S. and its first appearance in Wisconsin, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday. The USDA said tests confirmed that a flock of about 200,000...

  • HOUSTON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion agreement to buy BG Group Plc may be just the signal that other dealmakers need to make their own energy takeover bets, particularly in the U.S. shale sector. "Things may be changing," said Rich Eychner, an equity research associate at Raymond James in Houston. There are literally dozens of shale oil and gas...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The immediate outlook for U.S. oil production has rarely been more important for the financial world, with traders scrutinizing every scrap of data for signs of a sustained pull-back in output. "Things were much more straightforward at $100," says Bentek Energy analysis manager Anthony Starkey, whose Colorado- based firm publishes end-of-month...

  • NEW YORK, April 8- The immediate outlook for U.S. oil production has rarely been more important for the financial world, with traders scrutinizing every scrap of data for signs of a sustained pull-back in output. "Things were much more straightforward at $100," says Bentek Energy analysis manager Anthony Starkey, whose Colorado- based firm publishes end-of-month...

  • UPDATE 1-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 3:11 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of around 550 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list...

  • COLUMN-College watch list a 'caution light' Monday, 6 Apr 2015 | 11:55 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES, April 6- Regulators recently made public a once secret watch list of 556 colleges under scrutiny for financial irregularities. But inclusion on the list doesn't automatically mean the schools are about to fail, according to Department of Education regulators, college officials and even the reporter who triggered the release of the list with his...