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HOUSTON, Oct 3- Chesapeake Energy Corp extended employment contracts with certain executives through the end of the year as its board of directors reviews the oil and gas company's compensation practices, according to a regulatory filing on Wednesday.
Light synthetic crude for November delivery last sold for $9.75 a barrel over benchmark West Texas Intermediate, compared with $12 a barrel over WTI on Tuesday, according to Shorcan Energy Brokers. November Western Canada Select heavy blend was quoted at $11 a barrel under WTI, an 80- cent wider discount than on Tuesday.
The first sign of trouble showed up last Wednesday, when crews noticed loose seats on a plane that had flown from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to Vail, Colo. The seats were tightened again that day in Boston. The same plane had to make an emergency landing Monday when seats came loose shortly after takeoff on a New York- to- Miami flight.
NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. crude oil inventories rose less than expected last week while oil product stockpiles fell slightly, data from the American Petroleum Institute showed on Tuesday. Crude inventories rose 462,000 barrels in the week to Sept. 28, compared with analysts' expectations for a build of 1.5 million barrels, the API reported.
*Illinois, Montana refineries down for work. CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 2- Canadian crude prices strengthened on Tuesday, despite outages at some key U.S. refineries, after Syncrude Canada Ltd, one of the top to oil sands mining operations, reported lower production.
DALLAS-- American Airlines says passenger seats on a third flight came loose as the plane was airborne, and it's continuing to inspect other jets with similar seating. Separately an American flight on Tuesday from Chicago to London was diverted to Shannon Airport in Ireland after a report of smoke in the cabin.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- Overall state revenue collections slightly outpaced those from the prior year, despite continued lower collections from oil and natural gas production, Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller reported Monday. Overall, gross collections for the month totaled $988 million, an increase of $27 million, or nearly 3 percent, from September 2011.
DALLAS-- The federal government is examining two separate incidents in which passenger seats came loose midflight on American Airlines planes in the last three days. On Saturday, a flight from Boston to Miami made an emergency landing in New York after three passenger seats came loose shortly after takeoff.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama Power's agreements to purchase wind-generated power put it among the leading investor-owned utilities in the Southeast to pursue the renewable source, a national organization said.
Hertz said it plans to use the offering's proceeds to finance part of its tender offer for Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc.' s shares and refinance some of that company's existing debt. In August, Park Ridge, N.J.- based Hertz reached a deal to buy Tulsa, Okla.- based Dollar Thrifty for $87.50 per share, or about $2.3 billion.
OKLAHOMA CITY-- A spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Labor says determining the cause of an explosion at an Oklahoma refinery that killed one worker and critically injured another could take months. Elizabeth Todd says Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigators are at the scene in Wynnewood Monday and could be there for up to a week.
Oct 1- Honeywell International Inc said its UOP unit would acquire a 70 percent stake in Thomas Russell Co, a privately held provider of technology and equipment for natural gas processing, for $525 million.
TrueCar.com, an automotive information website, conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the most affluent zip codes. Check out what they found.
Once relegated to non-profit, community-based endeavors, urban farming is gaining traction with small companies seeking profits. See where rooftop-garden businesses are sprouting up across the U.S.
Oklahoma is earning national recognition through our efforts to enact pro-business policies that have created an environment friendly to job creation, says Governor Mary Fallin.
The following collection shows dazzling outdoor pools, including one belonging to a famous actor/producer, pools with views of oceans and nature, and a few fabulous indoor examples.
Known as America's Main Street, Route 66 is undergoing a business resurgence of sorts as travelers search for a bygone era.
A countdown of the top 10 least-expensive cities, as culled from the latest available version of the COLI from the third quarter of 2011.
A study by the National Vital Statistics Report and the U.S. Census Bureau calculated the number of divorces by state. Click for the results.