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  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 18 Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:01 PM ET

    TEXAS- Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher speaks on "Reflections on 10 Years at the Fed& Farewell, El Paso" before a community forum hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas El Paso Branch- 0000 GMT. SYDNEY- Reserve Bank of Australia Deputy Governor Philip Lowe speaks at the Goldman Sachs 10th Annual Global Macroeconomics Conference- 0130...

  • SINGAPORE, March 5- U.S. crude was trading comfortably above $51 a barrel on Thursday, after comments by Saudi's oil minister predicting a floor for prices and as Iran nuclear talks hit a bump. President Barack Obama' s demand that it freeze sensitive nuclear activities for at least 10 years but said it would continue talks on a deal, Iran's semi-official Fars news...

  • Triumph Bancorp posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:54 PM ET

    DALLAS _ Triumph Bancorp Inc. on Wednesday reported net income of $2 million in its fourth quarter. Triumph Bancorp shares have fallen slightly more than 4 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Triumph Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Alamo Group posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:48 PM ET

    SEGUIN, Texas _ Alamo Group Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $11.4 million. The Seguin, Texas- based company said it had net income of $1 per share. Alamo Group shares have climbed 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • W&T reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:42 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ W&T Offshore Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $33.4 million in its fourth quarter. The Houston- based company said it had a loss of 44 cents per share. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 38 cents per share.

  • Darling posts 4Q profit Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:12 PM ET

    IRVING, Texas _ Darling Ingredients Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter profit of $69.9 million. The Irving, Texas- based company said it had profit of 42 cents per share. For the year, the company reported profit of $64.2 million, or 39 cents per share.

  • ELIZABETH, N.J.— Democratic lawmakers and environmentalists have assailed a proposed court settlement of about $250 million between Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration and Exxon Mobil in an oil and chemical contamination case in which the state originally sought nearly $9 billion. The contamination case stretches back to 2004, when the state...

  • Abraxas tops 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:52 PM ET

    SAN ANTONIO _ Abraxas Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $30.1 million. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 5 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $34.1 million.

  • Jones Energy tops 4Q profit forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 5:24 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas _ Jones Energy Inc. on Wednesday reported fourth-quarter net income of $32.4 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 14 cents per share. Jones Energy shares have fallen 26 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Republican lawmakers at a hearing on Tuesday said that the U.S. consumer watchdog should stop attempts to regulate overdraft charges on prepaid cards even as the agency considers tighter rules on the practice. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November proposed rules to treat overdraft fees on prepaid cards as a form of credit...

  • HOUSTON, March 4- Labor leaders and oil company representatives will resume face-to-face talks on Monday in Houston in a bid to agree on a new contract that would end the biggest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years, the United Steelworkers union said on Wednesday. The protracted strike has prompted at least some workers in Texas to return to their jobs.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- The United States produced a record 25.7 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in 2014 according to preliminary estimates published by the Energy Information Administration on Feb 27. Gas production has risen 27 percent since 2008 even though the number of rigs employed drilling for gas has declined by more than 80 percent over the same period.

  • Fed survey finds US economy growing at moderate pace Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 2:01 PM ET

    The Boston district said businesses in its area remained upbeat despite a series of huge snowstorms. Fed Chair Janet Yellen delivered the central bank's semiannual economic report to Congress last week and indicated that the Fed is still willing to be "patient" in terms of raising interest rates because of weak wage growth and inflation well below the Fed's 2...

  • US running out of room to store oil; price collapse next? Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    That extra crude is flowing into storage tanks, especially at the country's main trading hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, pushing U.S. supplies to their highest point in at least 80 years, according to the Energy Department. "The fact of the matter is we are running out of storage capacity in the U.S.," Ed Morse, head of commodities research at Citibank, said at a recent...

  • DETROIT— Toyota has announced sweeping management changes that consolidate power with North American CEO Jim Lentz and promote some U.S. executives to senior posts in Japan. Toyota also promoted North American communications chief Julie Hamp to chief communications officer for the entire company. And it named Chris Reynolds a managing officer and chief...

  • Lexicon tops Street 4Q forecasts Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 8:42 AM ET

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas _ Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Wednesday reported a loss of $2.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 3 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $12.2 million.

  • BOSTON, March 4- Mutual fund companies, including No. 2 Fidelity Investments, have slashed fees on their most popular funds by shifting billions of dollars into collective trusts not regulated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "CITs are more opaque to the outside world because reporting requirements are not as stringent," said Michael Rawson,...

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to March 17 Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:01 AM ET

    LAKE FOREST, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on current economic conditions and monetary policy before the Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Rotary Club 2015 Economic Breakfast- 1400 GMT. KANSAS CITY, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George speaks on the U.S. economy at an event hosted by...

  • Republicans on the committee that oversees financial services disagree, and Texas Representative Randy Neugebauer plans to introduce a bill later this week to replace the agency's director with a five-person commission appointed by the president. "Sometimes, I think you are trying to do good, but in the end, what you do creates harm to an industry where people...

  • Oil and gas contractor Cal Dive files for bankruptcy Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 6:28 PM ET

    March 3- Offshore oil and gas contractor Cal Dive International Inc said the company and its U.S. subsidiaries filed for voluntary bankruptcy protection. Cal Dive's foreign units have not sought bankruptcy protection and will continue to operate outside of any reorganization proceedings, the company said on Tuesday. Cal Dive has been hurt by the slump in...