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BP PLC fell$. 02 or percent, to $48.96. ConocoPhillips rose$. 64 or. 8 percent, to $85.35. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 04 or percent, to $103.59.
BP PLC fell$. 28 or. 5 percent, to $50.64. ConocoPhillips fell$. 73 or. 8 percent, to $85.19. Marathon Oil Corp. fell$. 28 or. 7 percent, to $40.23.
NEW YORK— U.S. stocks are ending little changed as traders wait for key economic and earnings reports later this week. ExxonMobil and MasterCard are among the heavyweights posting earnings this week. Family Dollar soared 25 percent after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store.
BP PLC fell$. 31 or. 6 percent, to $50.61. ConocoPhillips fell$. 31 or. 4 percent, to $85.62. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 76 or. 7 percent, to $103.94.
BP PLC fell$. 35 or. 7 percent, to $50.57. ConocoPhillips fell$. 46 or. 5 percent, to $85.46. Exxon Mobil Corp. fell$. 01 or percent, to $103.17.
Family Dollar rose the most in the Standard& Poor's 500 index— with a 25 percent gain— after Dollar Tree announced plans to buy the rival discount store for roughly $8.5 billion. Family Dollar's stock surged $15.08 to $75.74. Trulia jumped on news that Zillow, a rival real-estate listing service, was buying it for $3.5 billion.
HOUSTON, July 25- Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a multibillion-dollar plan to expand its Beaumont, Texas, refinery into the country's largest, the first major refining investment of the U.S. shale oil boom, people with knowledge of the deliberations said.
MOSCOW— Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and lasting economic damage.
BP PLC rose$. 20 or. 4 percent, to $51.39. ConocoPhillips fell$. 51 or. 6 percent, to $86.25. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 03 or percent, to $104.28.
HONG KONG, July 24- Throughout his career at China's biggest oil producer, Jiang Jiemin was careful to put politics before business, say colleagues who worked closely with the purged executive.
BP PLC rose$. 22 or. 4 percent, to $51.41. ConocoPhillips rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $86.81. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 23 or. 2 percent, to $104.48.
BP PLC fell$. 21 or. 4 percent, to $50.98. ConocoPhillips fell$. 19 or. 2 percent, to $86.57. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 04 or percent, to $104.29.
BP PLC rose$. 25 or. 5 percent, to $50.97. ConocoPhillips rose $1.49 or 1.8 percent, to $86.02. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 46 or. 4 percent, to $103.54.
IRVING, Texas— Exxon Mobil Corp. has said it will comply with the new protections for gay and transgender employees required of federal contractors, while still sidestepping the question of whether it will formalize that by changing the language of its corporate policy.
BP PLC rose$. 31 or. 6 percent, to $51.03. ConocoPhillips rose $1.24 or 1.5 percent, to $85.77. Exxon Mobil Corp. rose$. 74 or. 7 percent, to $103.82.
*U.S. sanctions on Russia include Rosneft, Exxon's partner. OSLO, July 21- An ordinary, long-scheduled journey of an oil drilling rig into Arctic waters is turning into a major political exercise, attracting international scrutiny and creating a dilemma for Exxon Mobil Corp..
JUNEAU, Alaska— The companies pursuing a major liquefied natural gas project in Alaska have applied for an export license with the U.S. Department of Energy. Participants in the project include BP, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil Corp., TransCanada Corp. and the Alaska Gasline Development Corp..
Even as U.S. shale companies pursue mergers, analysts don't expect them to become echoes of Big Oil deals that eventually fell flat.
CHICAGO, July 21- All too often, I see investors heading in the wrong direction en masse. The Energy SPDR, which charges 0.16 percent for annual management expenses and holds Exxon Mobil Corp, Chevron Corp and Schlumberger NV, has climbed 22 percent in the past 12 months, with nearly one-third of that gain coming in the three months through July 18.
But away from the bad-tempered litigation in U.S. courts, which has dominated the news about Argentina for months, the country is experiencing an oil drilling boom as international companies seek to cash on its huge shale resources.