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  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage decreases Tuesday, 25 Nov 2014 | 1:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage decliners on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC fell 10.7 percent to $5.40. Amira Nature Foods Ltd. fell 9.2 percent to $15.70.

  • WILLISTON, N.D., Nov 21- Halliburton Co's $35 billion takeover of Baker Hughes Inc will create an oilfield services powerhouse in North Dakota with more than half the cementing market and a leading position in fracking, according to data seen by Reuters. The deal, announced on Monday, will help Halliburton better compete with global leader Schlumberger NV, as well...

  • *Oil services bounce back on Technip's offer for CGG. France's CGG jumped 23 percent on news of a 1.47 billion euro takeover offer from larger rival Technip, a bid that CGG rejected. Technip shares fell 6.9 percent, while Fugro surged 5.6 percent, Saipem rose 4 percent and TGS gained 4.4 percent.

  • *Technip offers 28 pct premium on CGG's closing price. *Technip shares down 6.5 pct, CGG up 26 pct. PARIS, Nov 20- French oil services firm CGG has rebuffed a 1.47 billion euro takeover offer from larger rival Technip, which wants to broaden the range of services it can offer cost-wary oil companies.

  • *Oil services bounce back on Technip's offer for CGG. France's CGG jumped 23 percent on news of a 1.47 billion euro takeover offer from larger rival Technip, a bid that CGG rejected. Technip shares fell 6.5 percent, while Fugro surged 4.1 percent, Saipem rose 2.2 percent and TGS gained 2.1 percent.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 1:31 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Stage Stores Inc. rose 19.4 percent to $18.79. Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC rose 11.2 percent to $5.75.

  • Ky. motor fuels tax rate to drop on New Year's Day Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 11:15 AM ET

    LOUISVILLE, Ky.— Motorists will get a break at the pump when Kentucky's gas tax drops by 4.3 cents per gallon on New Year's Day, but the rate cut will impose a "crippling" revenue loss on the fund used to build and maintain roads, state transportation officials said Wednesday. The lower tax rate on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol fuels would cost the state Road Fund...

  • Halliburton and Allergan are big market movers Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 4:33 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market:. Halliburton Co., down $5.85 to $49.23. The Botox maker is being bought by Actavis for $66 billion, which tops a bid made by Valeant Pharmaceuticals last spring.

  • NYSE stocks posting largest percentage increases Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 2:22 PM ET

    NEW YORK— A look at the 10 biggest percentage gainers on New York Stock Exchange at the close of trading:. Niska Gas Storage Partners LLC rose 14.0 percent to $5.20. EXterran Holdings Inc. rose 9.0 percent to $36.81.

  • Nov 17- Halliburton Co will buy Baker Hughes Inc for about $35 billion in cash and stock, creating an oilfield services behemoth to take on market leader Schlumberger NV as falling oil prices threaten to erode demand. Halliburton said the offer was worth $78.62 per Baker Hughes share, based on Halliburton's closing on Nov. 12, when it was first disclosed that the...

  • Halliburton pounces on Baker Hughes Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 7:15 AM ET

    NEW YORK— In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes for cash and stock worth $34.6 billion. That has forced the industry to cut costs by delaying or scaling back drilling— which means less work for Halliburton and Baker Hughes, companies that manage oil...

  • Halliburton to buy Baker Hughes for $34.6 bln Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 6:56 AM ET

    Nov 17- Halliburton Co, the world's second-largest oilfield services provider, said it would buy smaller rival Baker Hughes Inc for about $34.6 billion in cash and stock. Halliburton said the offer was worth $78.62 per Baker Hughes share, based on Halliburton's closing on Nov. 12. The offer is a 31 percent premium to Baker Hughes' Friday close on the New York Stock...

  • NEW YORK— Halliburton buys Baker Hughes for $78.62 per share, creating massive oilfield services company.

  • Keystone XL work already completed in Oklahoma Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 12:02 PM ET

    The current debate in Congress is centered on the proposed northern leg, which would run from Hardesty in Alberta, Canada, through Montana and South Dakota to Steele City, Nebraska. The Gulf Coast segment of the project began carrying oil earlier this year from the northern Oklahoma town of Cushing to refineries in the Gulf Coast. "The Gulf Coast segment helps...

  • Nov 14- Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co is seeking to replace the board of smaller peer Baker Hughes Inc, as merger talks between the companies stalled. Baker Hughes said late on Friday that it had rejected Halliburton's initial proposal, which was made more than a month ago, in a deal that would create $2 billion in synergies after divestitures.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- Talks that could lead to oilfield services provider Halliburton Co buying rival Baker Hughes Inc may herald increased deal-making in the energy business as companies bet on a protracted drop in oil prices, industry bankers said. The Baker Hughes/ Halliburton talks have stalled after the companies weren't able to agree on issues including...

  • Nov 14- Oilfield services provider Halliburton Co is mulling a hostile bid for smaller peer Baker Hughes Inc after the latter pulled out of talks on Friday, two people familiar with the discussions said. Halliburton first approached Baker Hughes more than a month ago and considered making an unsolicited bid because Baker Hughes was reluctant to engage, a third...

  • BOSTON, Nov 14- Some of the hedge fund industry's most respected firms made bigger bets on a wide swatch of energy companies during the third quarter only to watch the stocks get pummeled by falling crude oil prices. Robert Citrone's Discovery Capital Management raised its holding in Texas oil driller Diamondback Energy by 20 percent to own 1.4 million shares...

  • *Abengoa plummets on confusion about debt guarantees. The biggest loser, however, was Spain's renewable energy firm Abengoa, tumbling 43 percent, hurt by investor confusion over the garantees of one of the firm's bonds. The stock's sell-off started on Thursday when Abengoa's management said debt raised by its Abengoa Greenfield unit would be accounted for as'...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK Nov 13- Oilfield services provider Baker Hughes Inc said on Thursday it is in preliminary merger talks with its larger rival Halliburton Co, though any potential deal would likely face antitrust concerns. Two people familiar with the matter, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Halliburton was looking to buy Baker Hughes, in what would be...