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  • CALGARY, Alberta, Aug 8- Oryx Petroleum Corporation Ltd suspended drilling operations and evacuated staff from oilfields in Iraq's Kurdish region on Friday, as the United States launched air strikes against Islamic State militants attacking the region.

  • BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital on Friday after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

  • BAGHDAD/ WASHINGTON, Aug 8- U.S. warplanes struck Iraq on Friday for the first time since American troops pulled out in 2011, attacking Islamist fighters advancing towards the Kurdish region after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide".

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Oil companies in Iraqi Kurdistan began to withdraw more staff on Friday as Islamic State militants closed in on the regional capital, with Afren becoming the first to announce it was cutting production.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Oil company Afren has suspended output at its Barda Rash oilfield in Iraqi Kurdistan, the first field to shut in the region as Islamist militants advance closer, weighing on shares of London-listed oil producers active there.

  • Iraqi Kurdistan-focused oil shares hit by IS advance Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 3:22 PM ET
    An ExxonMobil sign is displayed at a gas station in Cincinnati, Ohio.

    Major oil producers are pulling staff from Iraq's Kurdistan region as the radical militants of the Islamic State advance towards its capital.

  • *NY Times says Obama weighing airstrikes, White House cautious. *France, Pope urge international action to stop Islamists.

  • Aug 7- Chevron Corp said on Thursday it was evacuating staff from the Iraqi Kurdistan region as Islamic State militants pushed into the area. The company said it has pulled out some expatriate staff in Kurdistan after a safety review. The move follows staff evacuations by Exxon Mobil Corp and other oil producers in the region.

  • The senate approved a series of laws this week aimed at attracting companies such as Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Exxon Mobil Corp, and help stem declining crude production in Latin America's No. 2 economy.

  • LONDON, Aug 6- The U.S. economy continues to recover from the depths of the Great Recession, although its speed, trajectory and cruising altitude remain the subject of fierce debate. Instead, companies have chosen to dip into their collective $1.8 trillion pile of cash to re-hire workers, fund merger and acquisitions activity or buy back their own shares.

  • MONROVIA/ DAKAR, Aug 6- Poverty, then war, and now, a deadly plague. Among the world's poorest states at the bottom of global development indexes, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Guinea had shown signs of leaving behind brutal wars and leaping into Africa's economic boom- before a lethal Ebola epidemic struck.

  • The R&D elite: America's most innovative companies Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    The CNBC RQ 50 identifies companies that don't just spend big on R&D, but spend right, creating return on innovation for shareholders.

  • The R&D Hall of Fame: Who makes the cut? Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:00 AM ET

    Using the CNBC RQ 50 measure for R&D productivity, we've identified an elite group of companies that merit election to an R&D hall of fame.

  • MENE GRANDE, Venezuela, Aug 5- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA will sell North American unit Citgo Petroleum if it receives a good offer, Petroleum Minister Rafael Ramirez told reporters on Tuesday in what would be its biggest pullback ever from the U.S. refining market.

  • US stocks hit by Fed fears and unease over Ukraine Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:48 PM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Friday.

    Stocks fell sharply Tuesday, with traders citing uncertainty about Ukraine and concerns of higher interest rates.

  • Why an aggressive Russia scares markets most Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:34 PM ET
    Demonstrators hold placards during a rally in front of the White House in Washington, DC.

    Worries that tensions between Russia and Ukraine could escalate into a military conflict sent stocks dropping, and investors flocked to safety.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 5- Mexico's Senate gave final approval early on Tuesday to the backbone of a landmark energy reform as the government prepares to lure investment by major oil companies to stem the country's declining oil production. The bills, including a crucial new hydrocarbons law, govern implementation of a wider reform passed in December.

  • Why technicians see more trouble for stocks Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 3:24 PM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    After the worst week in two years, stocks are vulnerable to a further selloff.

  • DUBAI, August 4- Iraq's Sunni Islamist insurgency, crippling further its dream to match the oil power of Saudi Arabia, makes oilfields in the safer south more vital, but even that region has not been completely free from attacks.

  • Chevron profit beats on higher oil, gas prices Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 10:18 AM ET
    The Chevron logo is displayed at a Chevron gas station in Greenbrae, Calif.

    Chevron reported second-quarter earnings on Thursday that beat Wall Street's expectations.