NEW YORK, May 17- Oil rose for a third straight session on Friday, supported by a raft of strong economic data from top oil consumer the United States that also boosted U.S. equities, even as the dollar hit a multi-year high. "Everyone's feeling buoyant, and we got a nice little bounce on the S&P 500," said Phil Flynn, energy analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago.
NEW YORK, May 17- Oil climbed for a third straight session on Friday, supported by a raft of strong economic data from top oil consumer the United States that also boosted U.S. equities, although a strong dollar limited gains in oil prices.
*Tornado strikes area of Habitat for Humanity homes. GRANBURY, Texas, May 16- At least six people were killed when a powerful tornado ripped through a neighborhood including a Habitat for Humanity low income housing area in the north Texas town of Granbury on Wednesday, marking the deadliest severe storm outbreak in the United States this year.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- Low-price retail events like "Black Friday" sales where retailers sell some items at a steep discount would be legal again in Oklahoma under a bill approved Wednesday by the Oklahoma Senate. The Senate voted 29-16 for the bill by Sen.
ENID, Okla.-- Koch Industries Inc. on Wednesday announced plans to build a urea plant at its Koch Nitrogen plant in Enid, Oklahoma and to renovate the existing facility.
DALLAS, May 16- At least six people were killed and seven were missing after as many as 10 tornadoes ripped through north-central Texas Wednesday evening, leaving a trail of destruction from the worst severe storm outbreak in the United States so far this year.
*IAEA nuclear talks with Iran reach deadlock. NEW YORK, May 15- Brent crude oil prices rose by more than $1 on Wednesday, reversing early losses to settle above $103 a barrel and increasing its premium over U.S. crude to the largest in 13 sessions.
NEW YORK, May 15- Brent crude oil prices reversed course on Wednesday and rose on the back of a rally in U.S. equity markets despite an increase in U.S. refined products inventories and data showing the euro zone was in its longest recession ever.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- Gas prices across Oklahoma are up sharply during the past week _ rising 20 cents per gallon. AAA Oklahoma reports the average price for a gallon of self-serve regular on Tuesday is $3.58 _ compared to $3.38 a week ago. Prices in selected cities range from $3.40 per gallon in Idabel to $3.63 per gallon in Stillwater.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- A surge in income tax collections last month helped boost Oklahoma's revenue collections over those from last year and over expectations, state finance officials reported Tuesday.
SINGAPORE, May 15- Brent futures held steady above $102 a barrel on Wednesday, as the U.S. dollar eased, but gains were capped by forecasts of rising supplies from the United States amid a bleak outlook for global demand growth. Brent is down some 14 percent from its 2013 peak, however, as demand in China weakens and stockpiles in the United States touch record peaks.
SINGAPORE, May 15- Brent futures held steady above $102 a barrel on Wednesday as the U.S. dollar eased, but gains were capped by forecasts of rising supplies from the United States amid a bleak outlook for global demand growth.
SINGAPORE, May 15- U.S. crude futures held steady above $94 a barrel in early Asian trade on Wednesday, snapping the longest losing streak since early-December on rising supplies amid slowing demand growth. U.S. oil gained 9 cents to $94.30 a barrel by 0038 GMT, after ending 96 cents down.
*Pits new show against CBS' crime juggernaut "NCIS". May 14- Walt Disney Co's ABC network is tapping its blockbuster "Avengers" franchise for a new TV show, looking to reverse a ratings decline that put it last of the four largest networks among audiences coveted by advertisers.
NEW YORK-- WPX Energy Inc. shares continued to rise Tuesday, hitting their highest price in more than a year, after regulators ruled that the natural gas driller wasn't responsible for water contamination in Pennsylvania.
Mary Fallin signed a bill into law Monday that cuts Oklahoma's top income tax rate to 5 percent in 2015 and provides $120 million for improvements to the state Capitol.
LONDON, May 14- Brent crude oil slipped below $103 per barrel on Tuesday, caught between hopes of a revival in global economic growth and worries over demand after bearish reports from the West's energy watchdog.
The retail sales figures added to recent data pointing to underlying strength in the world's biggest economy, boosting risk assets such as Asian shares, but investors remain nervous about oil demand from the United States and China amid slowing consumption in Europe.
SINGAPORE, May 14- Brent futures held steady near $103 a barrel on Tuesday, caught between hopes of a revival in demand growth after an unexpected jump in U.S. retail sales and concerns about rising stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer.
*China oil demand in April at eight-month low. NEW YORK, May 13- Crude oil prices settled lower on Monday after a choppy day of trading, hit by slowing oil demand in China and data showing the biggest drop for U.S. retail gasoline sales in more than four years.