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  • LONDON, April 17- Brent crude rose to nearly $110 a barrel on Thursday, trading just below a six-week high hit in the previous session, with rising tensions in Ukraine heightening concerns over Russian supplies, and robust U.S. and Chinese demand supporting prices.

  • *Troop carriers enter east Ukraine bearing Russian, separatist flags. LONDON, April 16- Global oil prices rose close to $110 a barrel on Wednesday due to mounting tensions in Ukraine, but gave up some gains after an unexpectedly large build in crude stocks in the United States, the world's largest consumer of oil.

  • March Oklahoma revenue misses mark by 9.1 percent Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— Oklahoma's finance secretary says collections by the general revenue fund fell 9.1 percent below the official estimate in March. Secretary of Finance Preston Doerflinger said Tuesday the state experienced another month of unusually low corporate income tax revenue.

  • AAA: Okla. gas prices hit 7-month high on tax day Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    AAA says Oklahoma's average price for a gallon of regular self-serve hit $3.47 Tuesday, the highest price since Sept. 15. Prices ranged from a high of $3.56 a gallon in Stillwater and Ponca City to a low of about $3.37 in Lawton.

  • *Corn follows wheat; strong export data lends support. Corn and soybeans followed wheat higher, with corn buoyed by strong weekly export inspections data. At the Chicago Board of Trade, May wheat settled up 18-1/ 2 cents at $6.78-3/ 4 per bushel, while the KC May hard red winter wheat contract ended up 22-1/ 2 cents at $7.42.

  • *Corn follows wheat; strong export data lends support. Corn and soybeans followed wheat higher, with corn buoyed by strong weekly export inspections data. At the Chicago Board of Trade as of 12:08 p.m. CDT, May wheat was up 22 cents at $6.82-1/ 4 per bushel, while the KC May hard red winter wheat contract was up 26-1/ 4 cents at $7.45-3/ 4.

  • *Pro-Russia militants seize more ground in east Ukraine, risk of "gas war" looms. SINGAPORE April 14- Brent crude futures rose to near $108 a barrel on Monday, supported by rising geopolitical tensions over Ukraine that have raised the risk of a military confrontation with Russia.

  • IPO Roundup: 3 companies go public Friday Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Of the three, eatery chain Zoe's Kitchen had the largest gain. Shares of pasta chain Noodles& Co. are up 97 percent since the stock started trading at $18 in June. Zoe's Kitchen raised $87.5 million after pricing more than 5.8 million shares at $15 per share, at the middle of its expected range between $13 per share and $15 per share.

  • Rep. Moran loses bid to boost lawmakers' pay Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— A retiring congressman has lost his quixotic bid to give members of Congress $25 a day to help with their living expenses in Washington. Members of Congress earn $174,000 a year and are supposed to receive annual cost-of-living pay raises.

  • *U.S. accuses Russian agents of stirring eastern Ukraine unrest. SINGAPORE, April 9- Brent futures held near $108 a barrel as geopolitical tensions over Ukraine worsened, overshadowing U.S. industry data that showed crude stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer rose nearly six times more than expected.

  • Barge capsizes on Mississippi River; 2 missing Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    The Coast Guard closed part of the river where it was searching for the two people, whose names hadn't been released. The barge overturned and sank at a terminal on the Arkansas side of the river near Blytheville, said Coast Guard spokesman Lt.

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. Fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine provided background support for Brent as traders worried that heightened tensions between Moscow and the Western powers might interrupt oil supply from Russia, one of the world's top oil exporters.

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. Fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine provided background support for Brent as traders worried that heightened tensions between Moscow and the Western powers might interrupt oil supply from Russia, one of the world's top oil exporters.

  • GOP lawmakers balk when spending cuts turn real Tuesday, 8 Apr 2014 | 4:01 PM ET

    Paul Ryan's budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they'll go on record again in favor of big spending cuts across a wide swath of programs, including Medicaid, food and farm aid and eliminating subsidies for Amtrak and airline flights to small cities. Easy in theory, hard in practice, "Ryan, the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012, says of some recent votes.

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. NEW YORK, April 8- Global oil prices surged on Tuesday as a weaker U.S. dollar boosted buying, while expectations for bullish inventory reports in the U.S. and fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine lent support. "Unless we see additional movements inside of Ukraine, then these gains here will be short lived."

  • *U.S. says Moscow behind separatists in eastern Ukraine. NEW YORK, April 8- U.S. crude oil rose on Tuesday ahead of weekly inventory reports that were expected to show gasoline stocks fell, while Brent gained as fresh unrest in eastern Ukraine heightened tensions between Russia and the West again.

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, April 6- "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the red, white and blue superhero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah."

  • At a glance: IPOs planned for coming week Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 3:31 PM ET

    The company has a deal with Forest Laboratories for co-creation of a dementia drug, which is pending FDA approval. Ally Financial Inc.- The finance company's offering could make taxpayers whole for a $17.2 billion government bailout during the financial crisis. Ally, known as GMAC Inc. at the time of its bailout, had been the auto lending arm for General Motors.

  • *Libya to finalise deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. LONDON, April 3- Brent crude eased further under $105 on Thursday- to its lowest since November- as oil dealers anticipated a rise in Libyan supply after the government neared a deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. Brent crude slipped 12 cents to $104.67 a barrel by 0955 GMT.

  • *Libya govt to finalise deal with rebels to reopen oil ports. SINGAPORE, April 3- Brent crude inched up on Thursday, but prices held near a five-month low under $105 a barrel as the market braced for a rise in Libyan supply after the government moved closer to a deal with rebels to reopen oil ports.

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