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  • *Troop carriers enter east Ukraine bearing Russian, separatist flags. April 16- Brent crude rose toward $110 a barrel on Wednesday on mounting tensions in Ukraine, while prices for U.S. oil were nearly unchanged after a report showed a huge build in stockpiles, which canceled out geopolitical concerns.

  • *Troop carriers enter east Ukraine bearing Russian, separatist flags. LOS ANGELES, April 16- Brent crude rose close to $110 a barrel on Wednesday due to mounting tensions in Ukraine, while prices for U.S. oil fell after a report showed a huge build in stockpiles in the world's largest oil consumer.

  • CRUDE OIL FUTURES TURN NEGATIVE AFTER LARGER-THAN-EXPECTED BUILD IN STOCKPILES.

  • *Troop carriers enter east Ukraine bearing Russian, separatist flags. LONDON, April 16- Global oil prices rose close to $110 a barrel on Wednesday due to mounting tensions in Ukraine, but gave up some gains after an unexpectedly large build in crude stocks in the United States, the world's largest consumer of oil.

  • Crude inventories build to 10 million barrels     Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis reports crude oil inventories elevated due to geopolitical tensions.

  • *BRENT, U.S. CRUDE FUTURES PARE GAINS FOLLOWING EIA DATA Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:30 AM ET
  • UPDATE 6-Oil rises above $110 on mounting Ukraine tension Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    *Troop carriers enter east Ukraine bearing Russian, separatist flags. LONDON, April 16- Global oil prices rose above $110 a barrel on Wednesday, shaking off slower economic growth in China, as tensions mounted in Ukraine.

  • Despite spills, hazardous cargo still rides the rails Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Joseph Targ, right, and Jodi Ross, respectively the fire chief and town manager of Westford, Mass., revisit the site where a train carrying natural gas recently derailed, on March 24, 2014.

    The number of trains carrying crude oil is increasing and so is the number of spills, exposing a world of secrecy around these operations.

  • UPDATE 4-Oil rises to $110 on rising Ukraine tension Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:56 AM ET

    *Troop carriers enter east Ukraine bearing Russian, separatist flags. *China Q1 GDP growth at 18- month low of 7.4 percent. LONDON, April 16- The global oil price rose to $110 a barrel on Wednesday, shaking off slower economic growth figures in China, as tensions mounted in Ukraine.

  • Brazil’s Star, Petrobras hobbled by scandal Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 5:36 AM ET

    No company has embodied Brazil's rise like the oil giant Petrobras, the NYT reports.

  • Brent edges lower towards $109 after mixed China data Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:42 PM ET

    *China Q1 GDP growth slows to 7.4 percent. *Ukraine sends troops east to fight separatist militia. SINGAPORE, April 16- Brent crude edged towards $109 a barrel on Wednesday, coming off a six-week high as mixed Chinese data and a gradual resumption of Libyan oil exports offset support from the Ukraine crisis.

  • US oil ends under $104; rally foiled by stockpiles Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    Crude lost early gains, as a combination of slower Chinese growth figures and a surprise surge in U.S. crude inventories tamed the rally.

  • TOKYO, April 16- U.S. crude prices edged up a touch in Asian trade on Wednesday, but remained below $104 a barrel as investors were hesitant ahead of the release of Chinese data that could show the extent of a slowdown in the world's second-biggest economy.

  • Cramer's Playbook: Sell-off protection     Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 6:40 PM ET

    Mad Money host Jim Cramer explains how to stay afloat in a volatile market environment and emphasizes the importance of having a diversified portfolio, decent cash flow, and a shopping list of stocks to buy into weakness.

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis discusses the day's activity in the commodities markets. A volatile day for stocks, but commodities were not. Crude was down slightly, but could be ready to break out because of Ukraine. Gold closed down $27 on the day, it's worst drop for the year. And nat gas

  • US court backs limits on hazardous air pollutants Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    A plume of exhaust extends from a coal-fired power plant

    A U.S. appeals court upheld a regulation on hazardous air pollution coming from coal-fired plants. This is a victory for the Obama administration.

  • Democratic Senator: I'm willing to defy Obama Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 9:46 AM ET
    Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.

    The senator says she battles for oil and gas jobs, even if that means defying President Barack Obama.

  • *Pro-Russian rebels ignore ultimatum, tighten grip in Ukraine. LONDON, April 15- Brent crude fell below $109 a barrel on Tuesday as investors weighed tension between Russia and Ukraine against the prospect of a gradual recovery in Libyan oil exports.

  • *Pro-Russian rebels ignore ultimatum, tighten grip in Ukraine. LONDON, April 15- Brent crude fell below $109 a barrel on Tuesday as investors weighed tension between Russia and Ukraine and the prospect of a gradual recovery in Libyan oil exports.

  • SINGAPORE, April 15- Brent crude futures fell below $109 a barrel on Tuesday after hitting a six-week high in the previous session, as investors looked ahead to a meeting in Geneva that they hoped would bring a political resolution to the crisis in Ukraine.

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