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  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. The Labor Department said on Thursday nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month after a downwardly revised 254,000 increase in May, with construction and government employment...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls rose 223,000 last month, down from 254,000 in May, with construction and government employment unchanged, and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labor...

  • HOUSTON, July 2- BP Plc will pay up to $18.7 billion in penalties to the U.S. government and five states to resolve nearly all claims from its deadly Gulf of Mexico oil spill five years ago in the largest corporate settlement in U.S. history. Under the agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice and the states, BP will pay at least $12.8 billion for Clean Water Act...

  • TIMELINE-BP oil spill, litigation at a glance Thursday, 2 Jul 2015 | 10:34 AM ET

    Sept 4- BP Plc reached a $18.7 billion settlement to end five years of litigation following the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. It is the largest settlement with a single entity in U.S. history, the U.S. Department of Justice said. *April 20, 2010, RIG EXPLODES: An explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig at the Macondo exploration well kills 11 workers and releases...

  • WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth slowed in June and Americans left the labor force in droves, tempering expectations for a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Nonfarm payrolls increased 223,000 last month, with construction employment unchanged and the mining sector purging more jobs, the Labor Department said on Thursday.

  • July 2- BP said it has reached an $18.7 billion settlement of damages claims from the U.S. government and five states after the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill. BP said the agreement covered claims from the states Of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas and 400 local government entities. Florida's Attorney General said her state's economic damages...

  • *Nonfarm payrolls forecast to rise 230,000 in June. WASHINGTON, July 2- U.S. job growth likely cooled a bit in June after reaching a five-month high, but still-healthy hiring would suggest the labor market is strong enough to support a September interest rate increase by the Federal Reserve. We are making a lot of progress in reducing slack and unless the labor...

  • NEW YORK, June 23- U.S. stocks ended with slight gains on Tuesday, with the Nasdaq eking out another record close while investors continued to await clarity on whether Greece could reach a deal to prevent defaulting on its loans. Greece needs fresh funds to avoid defaulting on a $1.8 billion debt repayment to the International Monetary Fund on June 30.

  • *Core capital goods orders rise 0.4 percent in May. WASHINGTON, June 23- A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rose in May, a tentative sign that the manufacturing sector was stabilizing after hitting a soft patch in recent months. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business...

  • *Core capital goods orders rise 0.4 percent in May. WASHINGTON, June 23- A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rose in May, a tentative sign that the manufacturing sector was stabilizing after going into a slump late last summer. The Commerce Department said non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business...

  • *Core capital goods orders rise 0.4 percent in May. WASHINGTON, June 23- A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rose in May, offering a tentative sign of stabilization in the manufacturing sector after activity started weakening in the late summer of 2014.. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- A gauge of U.S. business investment spending plans rebounded in May, offering a tentative sign of stabilization in the manufacturing sector after activity weakened sharply early this year. The Commerce Department said on Tuesday non-defense capital goods orders excluding aircraft, a closely watched proxy for business spending plans,...

  • *New York state factory activity gauge falls in June. WASHINGTON, June 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth. The challenges of the stronger dollar and drop in energy prices linger, "said...

  • *New York state factory activity gauge falls in June. WASHINGTON, June 15- U.S. industrial production unexpectedly fell in May as manufacturing and mining activity remained weak, a sign that a strong dollar and spending cuts in the energy sector continued to constrain economic growth. Looking ahead, production is likely to stabilize when the oil industry...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of strong momentum in the economy that bolster prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September. Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor Department said on Friday. This leaves the Fed on course to start hiking...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of strong momentum in the economy that bolster prospects for a Federal Reserve interest rate hike in September. Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor Department said on Friday. This leaves the Fed on course to start hiking...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of momentum in the economy that bolster prospects for an interest rate hike in September. Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor Department said on Friday. "This certainly puts more ammunition in the Fed's plan to start...

  • *Average hourly earnings increase eight cents. WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth accelerated sharply in May and wages picked up, signs of momentum in the economy that could put a September interest rate hike from the Federal Reserve back on the table. Nonfarm payrolls increased 280,000 last month, the largest gain since December, the Labor Department said on...

  • WASHINGTON, June 5- U.S. job growth was likely solid in May and wages probably picked up a bit, suggesting sufficient momentum in the economy for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year. The Labor Department will release its closely followed employment report at 8:30 a.m. on Friday amid concerns over the economy's inability to rebound...

  • LONDON, June 4- The slump in crude prices has jolted the oil industry into deep cost cutting which, unlike the previous downturn, could last for a few years at least. A partial rebound in crude prices this year will give service companies such as Baker Hughes, Schlumberger and Petrofac little respite. "Higher prices have led to cost inflation over the past years and...