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  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 23 Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    CAMBRIDGE, United States- Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer speaks on "Financial Sector Reform" before a Martin Feldstein Lecture event hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge- 2030 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 22 Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    BEIJING- Sixth round of the U.S.- China Strategic and Economic Dialog will be held in Beijing, China. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew and Secretary of State John Kerry will join their respective Chinese co-chairs, Vice Premier Wang Yang and State Councilor Yang Jiechi, for the Dialog.

  • *BP, Anadarko, IBV are partners in areas hit by writedown. Maersk bought the assets from South Korea's SK Energy Co Ltd for $2.4 billion in 2011. On Tuesday, Brazil's HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA said it bought Maersk's 40 percent Polvo stake for an undisclosed sum.

  • *BP, Anadarko, IBV are partners in areas hit by writedown. Maersk bought the assets from South Korea's SK Energy Co Ltd for $2.4 billion in 2011. On Tuesday, Brazil's HRT Participacoes em Petroleo SA said it bought Maersk's 40 percent Polvo stake for an undisclosed sum.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 18 Monday, 7 Jul 2014 | 8:02 PM ET

    CHARLOTTE, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, July 2014" before a luncheon hosted by the Rotary Club of Charlotte in Charlotte- 1700 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 17 Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WELLINGTON- Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Governor Geoff Bascand delivers a speech on "The evolution of New Zealand's currency." AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France- ECB Executive Board member Benoit Coeure speaks at a conference in Aix-en-Provence on European investments- 0815 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 16 Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France- Annual "Davos in Provence" meeting. Speakers:- IMF chief Christine Lagarde, ECB Executive board member Benoit Coeure, Bank of France Governor Christian Noyer and France Finance Minister Michel Sapin.

  • Poll finds Californians see wealth gap growing Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— A majority of Californians are unhappy with income distribution in the state, but they are divided over whether the government should do more to intervene or further raise the minimum wage, according to a Field Poll released Wednesday.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 15 Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    FRANKFURT- ECB Governing Council meeting, followed by interest rate announcement and a news conference- 1145 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank announces interest rate decision. HOBART, Australia- RBA Governor Glenn Stevens addresses the Australian Conference of Economists and the Econometric Society Australasian Meeting in Hobart- 0100 GMT.

  • U.S. crude gained 2 cents to $105.36 by 2348 GMT, after ending at $105.34 a barrel, its lowest settlement since June 11. Brent futures ended 7 cents down at $112.29, also at its lowest since June 11.

  • DIARY - Top Economic Events to July 14 Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen gives Michel Camdessus lecture at an event hosted by the International Monetary Fund in Washington- 1400 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank holds Monetary Policy meeting. LONDON- RBA Assistant Governor Guy Debelle gives a speech to the Financial Times Camp Alphaville Conference in London- 1105 GMT.

  • Hobby Lobby ruling puts Green family in crosshairs Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 3:01 PM ET

    But as his business successes mounted, he found his religious calling: using the financial might from his Hobby Lobby arts and crafts chain as an engine for evangelism.

  • Chesapeake Energy completes spinoff Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 7:38 AM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— Chesapeake Energy, an Oklahoma City- based oil and natural gas producer, has completed the spinoff of its oilfield services business. Chesapeake Energy distributed one share of Seventy Seven Energy's common stock to its shareholders for every 14 shares of Chesapeake stock outstanding as of June 19, which was the record date for distribution.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 11 Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- The US-China Business Council will host a conversation with U.S. The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy will moderate the discussion. LONDON- Bank of England Deputy Governor Ben Broadbent speaks at Adam Smith Institute' Power Lunch'.

  • Green family, Hobby Lobby, connected for 40 years Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— Monday's Supreme Court ruling that the Hobby Lobby crafts store chain does not have to provide all forms of birth control marks the first time the high court has said some businesses can hold religious views under federal law, in cases where there is essentially no difference between the business and its owners.

  • California minimum wage rising to $9 an hour Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    SACRAMENTO, Calif.— California's minimum wage will rise to $9 an hour when a new law takes effect on Tuesday and provides workers with the first such increase since 2008.. President Barack Obama has pushed Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, but the proposal hasn't gained much traction.

  • Devon Energy selling some US assets for $2.3B Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 9:46 AM ET

    OKLAHOMA CITY— Oil and gas exploration company Devon Energy Corp. is selling some U.S. oil and gas properties to Linn Energy LLC for $2.3 billion. Houston- based Linn Energy said it plans to finance the transaction by selling its Granite Wash assets and other non-producing acreage.

  • High court poised to decide birth-control dispute Saturday, 28 Jun 2014 | 3:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— The Supreme Court is poised to deliver its verdict in a case that weighs the religious rights of employers and the right of women to the birth control of their choice. Dozens of companies, including the Oklahoma City- based arts and crafts chain Hobby Lobby, claim religious objections to covering some or all contraceptives.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to July 10 Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    ZURICH- Bank for International Settlements releases its annual report. IDAHO, United States- 2014 Montana and Utah Bankers Association meeting. PARIS- 6th International Economic Forum on Latin America and the Caribbean on Beyond the Golden Decade?

  • US regulators close small bank in Oklahoma Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 6:07 PM ET

    The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. said Friday that it has taken over Freedom State Bank, based in Freedom, Oklahoma. Alva State Bank& Trust Co. agreed to pay the FDIC a premium of 1 percent to assume all the deposits of Freedom State Bank. The failure of Freedom State Bank is expected to cost the deposit insurance fund $5.8 million.