• UPDATE 1-PennTex Midstream Partners LP files for IPO Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:59 AM ET

    Sept 30- PennTex Midstream Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by PennTex Midstream Partners LLC, filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering of common units.

  • 3rd company looks to expand gas pipeline in Maine Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:39 AM ET

    AUGUSTA, Maine— Another major energy company has made a proposal to the Maine Public Utilities Commission to expand natural gas pipeline capacity in the state. Houston- based Spectra Energy Corp. filed a plan Monday in which the state could contract to secure specific supplies of lower-cost natural gas on two proposed projects.

  • Business Highlights Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 5:36 PM ET

    Microsoft to offer early look at next Windows. SAN FRANCISCO— Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.

  • Qantas puts world's largest plane on longest route Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    A Qantas Airbus A380 touched down Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport about 15 hours after leaving Sydney, Australia, on the 8,578- mile journey. Qantas previously flew the Sydney- Dallas route with the Boeing 747, which required a stopover in Brisbane, Australia.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 1930 GMT / 3:30 p.m. ET Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:30 PM ET

    FRANKFURT/ NEW YORK- Officials from Pimco and its German parent Allianz scramble to contain the fallout from star bond manager Bill Gross' stunning exit last week, and money continues to leave the firm, giving a huge boost to rival bond houses like DoubleLine, which saw record inflows. Canada's Encana to buy Athlon Energy for $5.93 bln.

  • Civeo plans move to Canada, gives shaky forecast Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:12 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Work force accommodations company Civeo said Monday that it will reincorporate in Canada to lower its tax payments and improve its financial flexibility. Civeo was spun off from Oil States International Inc. earlier this year, and was conducting a review of its options.

  • Airlines look for an edge in weather-radar systems Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    DALLAS— As their plane climbed away from Belize City, American Airlines pilot Brian Will and his co-pilot were ready to detour several hundred miles to avoid a wall of bad weather in front of them. The system on Will's plane was made by Rockwell Collins Inc. and just hit the market in February.

  • Sept 29- Civeo Corp, the provider of oilfield accommodation services recently spun off by Oil States International Inc, surprised Wall Street on Monday by saying it would not convert to a real estate investment trust and would instead relocate to Canada for tax purposes.

  • Tibco to be sold to private equity firm for $3.98B Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:48 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Tibco Software Inc. said Monday that it is selling itself to private equity firm Vista Equity Partners for about $3.98 billion. Vista Equity, which owns several software companies, has offices in Austin, Texas, Chicago and San Francisco.

  • Macy's joins others in a big holiday hiring spree Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:46 AM ET

    The department store chain, which also operates Bloomingdale's, said Monday that the growth is being fueled by its expanding online business.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 29- Encana Corp, Canada's largest natural gas producer, said on Monday it expects production from Athlon Energy Inc's Texas properties to rise to 50,000 barrels per day in 2015 from a current 30,000 bpd on planned capital spending of $1 billion next year.

  • Encana buying Athlon Energy for $5.93 billion Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:09 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Oil and natural gas company Encana is buying Athlon Energy Inc. for $5.93 billion in an effort to boost is oil production by tapping into Texas's booming Permian Basin. Canada's Encana Corp. will also assume $1.15 billion in debt, bringing the transaction's total value to approximately $7.1 billion.

  • Dave & Buster's plans initial public offering Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 7:17 AM ET

    Dave& Buster's Entertainment Inc. is the parent company of Dave& Buster's Inc., which runs facilities that sell food and drinks and also offer video games, televisions to watch sports and other activities.

  • Sept 29- Encana Corp, Canada's largest natural gas producer, said it would buy Athlon Energy Inc for $5.93 billion in cash, excluding debt, as it accelerates its plan to focus on more-lucrative oil and natural-gas liquids.

  • Boston City Council members weigh $25K pay raise Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 3:31 AM ET

    BOSTON— Boston City Council members kicked off a discussion Monday on possibly giving themselves each a $25,000 raise to bring their salaries more in line with their counterparts in New York and other major U.S. cities, even as questions arise over whether the proposal violates Massachusetts law.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, said the United States risks falling behind the curve on inflation as wage pressure starts to bubble in some parts of the country.

  • Gaza war deals blow to Israel's tourism industry Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:54 AM ET

    JERUSALEM— It was supposed to be a record-breaking year for tourist visits to Israel. But all that changed when the 50- day war between Israel and Hamas prompted jittery travelers to cancel trips en masse, leaving empty hotel rooms and barren tourist sites in their wake. Israel and Hamas signed a cease-fire on Aug. 26.

  • Tech-friendly cities struggle with new biz rules Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:30 AM ET

    BOSTON— A renowned technology hub that is home to some of the country's top universities, Boston is emerging as an unlikely battleground for web-based businesses like Airbnb and Uber, with some saying more regulations are needed to prevent the upstarts from disrupting communities and more established industries.

  • Thousands attend anti-pipeline concert in Nebraska Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    NELIGH, Neb.— Roughly 8,000 people filled a northeast Nebraska farm Saturday to hear Willie Nelson and Neil Young perform at a concert organized by opponents of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Lincoln Journal Star reports politicians and activists spoke to the crowd on Art and Helen Tanderup's farm about the pipeline project between performances.

  • After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 1:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travelers whose flights were canceled after a contract employee allegedly set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation's busiest airports. By Friday night, more than 2,000 flights in and out of Chicago had been canceled.