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  • *Qualcomm jumps in premarket, to buy back shares. *Crude oil falls; Exxon, Halliburton weaker. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Tuesday, pressured by weaker-than-expected data out of China as well as ongoing concerns about debt talks with Greece.

  • *Qualcomm jumps in premarket, to buy back shares. *Crude oil falls; Exxon, Halliburton weaker. NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. stock index futures fell on Tuesday, pressured by weaker-than-expected data out of China as well as ongoing concerns about debt talks in Greece.

  • Power Play: Time to get back into energy stocks Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 1:18 PM ET
    oil crude gas

    Bullish case for energy stocks

  • NEW YORK, March 6- The U.S. oil and gas sector bled away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain may be ahead for the struggling industry. The number of oil rigs active in the United States has fallen 40 percent since October. The mining sector of the workforce, which includes oil and gas...

  • Oil firms are swimming in data they don't use Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 1:39 PM ET

    The energy industry's failure to use the data it collects means it's not as efficient as it could be, leaving money on the table.

  • Corrects Hercules Offshore item to change date of announcement of job cuts to Feb. 12 from Feb. 3) Feb 17 (Reuters)- Oilfield services giants Schlumberger Ltd and Halliburton Co and many others in the oil and gas industry have announced plans to lay off thousands of people in the past few months as global oil prices have nearly halved since June.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 19- U.S. stocks fell on Thursday, with energy shares leading the way lower amid a sharp decline in oil prices, while continued uncertainty over the prospects of a debt deal with Greece added to the cautious tone. On the upside, Priceline Group rallied on its results, helping keep the Nasdaq slightly positive. Exxon Mobil fell 1.2 percent to $89.95 while...

  • US STOCKS-Futures point to flat open, crude oil falls Thursday, 19 Feb 2015 | 8:50 AM ET

    *Priceline shares rally in premarket after results. NEW YORK, Feb 19- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a flat open on Wall Street Thursday, with major indexes near record levels, as investors continued to digest ongoing uncertainty over Greece. Exxon Mobil fell 1.2 percent to $89.95 in premarket trading while Halliburton Co was off 2.2 percent to $43.43 and...

  • 5 ways to play oil under pressure Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 7:25 PM ET
    Pump jacks and wells on the Monterey Shale formation in California

    Hits to the oil sector on Wednesday amid sustained volatility opened up opportunities to buy on weakness, "Fast Money" traders said.

  • Dividends & buybacks set record; What to buy Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 10:43 AM ET

    This bull market has $900 billion behind it in the form of dividends and buybacks. Here's how to play it.

  • Feb 17- Oilfield services giants Schlumberger Ltd and Halliburton Co and many others in the oil and gas industry have announced plans to lay off thousands of people in the past few months as global oil prices have nearly halved since June. In January, crude prices fell to their lowest in more than five years, hurt by a global supply glut and OPEC's refusal to curtail...

  • BOSTON, Feb 13- A massive effective devaluation of Venezuela's bolivar currency will likely badly dent 2015 earnings at a swath of major U.S. companies. Currently those assets are valued based on the main official rate of 6.3 bolivars to the dollar, or a second rate at 12 bolivars. Some companies, such as diapers and tissue maker Kimberly-Clark Corp, had recently...

  • US oilfield jobs cull gains pace, more pain ahead Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    Feb 13- When Ian Sandlin was laid off last week after 13 months working on oil rigs in southeast Texas, he was surprised to have lasted that long. The 27- year-old Houston native is among thousands of workers caught in an accelerating cull of oil field jobs across the once booming U.S. oil industry. Interviews with more than a dozen oil workers and job recruiters...

  • Houston housing awaits spring chill Friday, 13 Feb 2015 | 10:14 AM ET
    A file photo of a house for sale with an owner finance available sign in Houston.

    Houston's hot housing market hasn't seen any impact from lower oil prices yet, but everyone is expecting it to cool at some point.

  • LONDON, Feb 13- "This is the really crappy part of the job, and this is what I hate about this industry frankly," the chief executive of oilfield services company Baker Hughes complained as he announced it would lay off 7,000 employees. Baker Hughes is cutting jobs in response to slumping prices and a downturn in drilling activity. Halliburton announced it will cut...

  • *Q4 adjusted loss 23 cents/ share vs est 32 cents. Feb 12- Rig contractor Hercules Offshore Inc said it slashed its workforce by nearly a third and cut salaries, as the company keeps a tight leash on costs to counter a fall in demand due to a slump in crude oil prices. Oil and gas producers, drillers and services providers such as Cenovus Energy Inc, BG Group Plc,...

  • Looking for solid ground in Greece, US data Wednesday, 11 Feb 2015 | 7:15 PM ET
    A man adjusts a Greek flag ahead of the visit of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels February 4, 2015.

    Europe will take central focus, as investors take in the latest developments on the Greek-euro zone standoff while eyeing U.S. data.

  • Will the oil and gas cost cuts be permanent?   Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 6:45 PM ET
    Will the oil and gas cost cuts be permanent?

    Big oil firms are taking the opportunity to cut costs and future rehiring will depend on the stability of oil prices, says Kevin Gibson, managing director for APAC at EarthStream.

  • *Apple up after bond pricing, sets market cap record. NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. stocks rose on Tuesday on hopes that Greek debt negotiations could result in a deal that stabilizes Europe, while Apple helped lift the S&P 500 and Nasdaq as it became the first U.S. company worth more than $700 billion. Investors focused on news from Greece and Ukraine, said Adam Sarhan, chief...

  • A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed up about 1 percent as investors shook off early negative news out of Greece on hopes of a resolution.