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  • SINGAPORE, Feb 4- Brent hovered at around $106 a barrel on Tuesday as a frigid winter boosted heating oil demand in Europe and the United States, offsetting weak U.S. and Chinese economic data. Brent's losses were also limited by reduced crude supplies from Libya and the North Sea.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 4- Brent hovered at around $106 a barrel on Tuesday as a frigid winter boosted heating oil demand in Europe and the United States, offsetting weak economic data from the US and China. Supply cuts in Libya and in the North Sea also limited losses for Brent.

  • SINGAPORE, Feb 4- Brent hovered at around $106 a barrel on Tuesday as a frigid winter boosted heating oil demand in Europe and the United States, offsetting weak economic data from the US and China. Supply cuts in Libya and in the North Sea also limited losses for Brent.

  • *Global equities markets fall as emerging markets, China data weigh. Oil futures remained broadly pressured by worries over emerging markets, weak factory data from China and expectations for lower demand as U.S. refiners shift into maintenance season. "The heating oil found its way and led the way back up," said Jeff Grossman, president of BRG Brokerage in New York.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 3- Crude oil fell $1 on Monday under pressure from continued worries over emerging markets, weak factory data from China, and expectations for lower demand as U.S. refiners move into maintenance season.

  • Koch abandons Bakken oil pipeline Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 5:52 PM ET

    HOUSTON, Jan 30- Koch Pipeline Co LP has abandoned plans to build a 250,000 barrels-per-day pipeline to move North Dakota Bakken crude to Illinois, a spokesman confirmed on Thursday.

  • *China slowdown caps Brent gains. However, growing evidence of a fuel demand slowdown in the second-biggest oil consumer, China, capped gains. BP announced Thursday it dropped plans to invest in a refinery in China, as Royal Dutch Shell did late last year.

  • Early 2014 forecasts: modest growth to continue Tuesday, 24 Dec 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Barring the unforeseen, 2014 promises to be a reasonably good year for the economy, with the current quarter’s accelerating growth likely to continue.

  • Plan for tornado shelters thwarted by Okla. tax cut Monday, 16 Dec 2013 | 7:57 AM ET
    Residents search through rubble after a powerful tornado ripped through the area on May 21, 2013 in Moore, Oklahoma.

    There's something more ominous than tornadoes these days in one of the nation's most conservative states: taxes and borrowing.

  • How one state is making big bets on drones Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    Amazon.com is testing out the viability of drone delivery for small packages.

    Hoping to boost its economy and create jobs, Oklahoma is positioning itself as a future hub for the growing, commercial drone industry.

  • Legal fights to derail health care?     Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 7:52 PM ET

    Oklahoma's attorney general, Scott Pruitt, breaks down his lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act's insurance subsidies.

  • Thinning blue line: Police cuts cripple cities Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.

  • The new city economy Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.

  • How Orlando and Phoenix are making a comeback Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Orlando, Florida

    These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.

  • Miami vice: Shady muni deals cripple cities Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.

  • Is the muni bond market about to blow up? Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    Detroit city grate is missing a cover. With cut backs to city services, Detroit's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.

    Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?

  • Behind the scenes: 'Critical Condition' US tour Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    Home of Charles Lang Freer, Detroit railroad car manufacturer.

    Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.

  • This small city is full of big surprises Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:15 AM ET
    Market Street Bridge and the Tennessee Aquarium.

    Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.

  • America's cities are on the edge, and hard to fix Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:09 AM ET
    A construction crew fixing aging water pipes in Baltimore, Maryland.

    Federal and state funding cutbacks are challenging Main Street. The future of America is at stake since cities contribute more than 90 percent to GDP.

  • Damage to city budgets: Some was self-inflicted Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    View of downtown Oakland, California.

    Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.