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  • UPDATE 7-U.S. crude falls on inventory jump, Brent firmer Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 1:27 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Jan 29- U.S. crude oil futures fell on Wednesday after government data showed a hefty build in crude inventories, but losses were curtailed by a larger-than-expected stocks draw in distillates, the third in as many weeks, spurred by severely cold weather.

  • HOUSTON, Jan 29- Marathon Petroleum Corp, Valero Energy Corp and Phillips 66, the three largest U.S. independent refiners, reported quarterly results on Wednesday that topped Wall Street estimates as cheaper crude prices on the Gulf Coast helped profits.

  • Brent holds above $107 ahead of U.S. Fed meet outcome Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 10:39 PM ET

    *Iraq says Syria war spillover hinders oilfields, pipelines. SINGAPORE, Jan 29- Brent futures held steady above $107 a barrel on Wednesday ahead of the outcome of the U.S. Brent crude gained 2 cents to $107.43 a barrel by 0241 GMT, after ending 72 cents higher.

  • *Gold down on speculation over Fed stimulus tapering. NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. oil futures rose nearly $2 a barrel on Tuesday on worries over dwindling supplies, narrowing their discount to European Brent, while natural gas rebounded as forecasts for colder temperatures in the coming days in most of the United States.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. oil rose nearly $2 on Tuesday, settling at its highest price this year and narrowing its discount to European Brent, as traders expected data to show supplies were draining from the contract's benchmark delivery point.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 28- U.S. crude oil futures rose nearly $2 on Tuesday, narrowing their discount to European Brent, as traders expected data to show supplies were draining from the contract's benchmark delivery point.

  • UPDATE 6-U.S. crude rises nearly $2 on spread trading Tuesday, 28 Jan 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    Market perception that the gradual start-up of TransCanada Corp's Keystone pipeline would transport supplies from oil hub Cushing, Oklahoma, where the U.S. crude oil contract is priced, to the Gulf Coast supported prices.

  • LONDON, Jan 28- Brent crude oil climbed towards $108 a barrel on Tuesday ahead of an expected drop in U.S. distillate inventories as consumers burn heating oil during a bitter northern hemisphere winter.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Brent crude oil futures shed more than $1 a barrel on Monday, and U.S. crude fell almost as much, as investors kept dumping risky assets on worries about weaker growth in emerging markets.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Oil prices fell on Monday as investors kept dumping risky assets on worries about weaker growth in emerging markets. "There were a lot of warning signs from China and the emerging markets late last year, and now we're in a new year and not quite as optimistic," said Phil Flynn, an analyst at the Price Futures Group in Chicago, Illinois.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 27- Oil prices fell more than $1 on Monday as investors continued to dump risky assets on worries about weaker growth in emerging markets. "The biggest issues in the crude oil markets are the correlation to risk assets and equities," said Bob Yawger, senior vice president of energy futures at MF Global in New York.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Brent oil futures fell towards $107 a barrel on Monday as investors dumped risky assets over worries about weaker emerging market economies, but U.S. crude held up due to a spell of cold weather. "There is quite a lot of uncertainty creeping in here," said Ole Hansen, senior commodity strategist at Saxo Bank.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Brent oil futures fell towards $107 a barrel on Monday as investors dumped risky assets over worries about weaker emerging market economies, but U.S. crude held up due to a spell of cold weather. "There is quite a lot of uncertainty creeping in here," said Ole Hansen, senior commodity strategist at Saxo Bank.

  • LONDON, Jan 27- Brent oil futures eased towards $107 a barrel on Monday as investors dumped risky assets over worries about weaker emerging market economies, but U.S. crude held up due to a spell of cold weather. "There is quite a lot of uncertainty creeping in here," said Ole Hansen, senior commodity strategist at Saxo Bank.

  • 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.