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  • Futures way up ahead of expected Fed hike Wednesday, 16 Dec 2015 | 7:08 AM ET

    U.S. stock futures were sharply higher this morning, ahead of what's expected to be the first Fed interest rate hike since June 2006.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    U.S. stocks closed higher Tuesday, supported by stabilization in oil prices and high expectations for the first rate hike in nine years.

  • Dec 15- Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc said U.S. antitrust officials were not satisfied with the concessions they offered to win approval for their proposed merger, but said officials would assess further proposals. Halliburton and Baker Hughes said they remained focused on completing the merger "as early as possible in 2016", but warned there was no...

  • Halliburton, Baker Hughes expand window for a deal Tuesday, 15 Dec 2015 | 3:16 PM ET
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    Shares in Baker Hughes and Halliburton were halted as the companies announced that they had extended the time period for closing a deal.

  • Dec 15- Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc said U.S. antitrust officials were not satisfied with the concessions they offered to win approval for their proposed merger, and that officials said they would assess further proposals. The two oilfield service providers said it was unlikely they would be able to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice by Tuesday,...

  • Dec 15- U.S. antitrust officials are not satisfied with Halliburton Co's proposals to get clearance for its proposed acquisition of Baker Hughes Inc and are not expected to make a decision on the deal until next year, Bloomberg reported. Baker Hughes and Halliburton declined to comment on the Bloomberg report. Baker Hughes shares were up 4.3 percent, after being...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 15- President Barack Obama, who made few friends in corporate board rooms early in his first term as he pressed for tighter regulations on banks and remarked on the "fat cats" who helped precipitate the financial crisis, heads into his final year in the White House having built- or rebuilt- alliances with chief executives of the nation's biggest...

  • Early movers: JAH, NWL, KMB, TSLA, GPRO, DOW & more Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 7:48 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Some of the names on the move ahead of the open.

  • US stock futures reverse as oil plummets Monday, 14 Dec 2015 | 7:22 AM ET

    Stock futures turned negative this morning after being up strongly, as crude falls sharply to under $34 a barrel.

  • *Likely to up pressure on Halliburton for concessions. BRUSSELS, Dec 11- Oilfield services provider Halliburton will meet EU antitrust regulators next week and is likely to be told about competition worries over its $35 billion bid for Baker Hughes, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. The European Commission has been reviewing the proposed tie-up...

  • *Likely to up pressure on Halliburton for concessions. BRUSSELS, Dec 11- Oilfield services provider Halliburton will meet with EU antitrust regulators next week where it is expected to be told about competition worries over its $35 billion bid for Baker Hughes, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday. The European Commission has been reviewing the...

  • On the 10th day of Fedmas, Yellen sent to me Friday, 11 Dec 2015 | 1:11 PM ET
    Janet Yellen as Santa

    For the 12 days before the Federal Reserve meeting, CNBC Pro is highlighting a strategy that should work if policymakers hike interest rates Dec. 16.

  • On the 9th day of Fedmas, Janet Yellen sent to me... Thursday, 10 Dec 2015 | 3:33 PM ET
    Janet Yellen as Santa

    For the 12 days before the Federal Reserve meeting, CNBC Pro is highlighting a strategy that should work if policymakers hike interest rates Dec. 16.

  • Dec 9- French oilfield services company Technip is exploring a sale and has held talks with U.S. peer FMC Technologies Inc about a potential combination, according to people familiar with the matter on Wednesday. Technip and FMC Technologies, which have market capitalizations of 5.3 billion euros and $6.8 billion respectively, have not yet agreed on terms and...

  • *GE terminates agreement after regulatory objections. STOCKHOLM/ WASHINGTON, Dec 7- General Electric on Monday walked away from a $3.3 billion agreement to sell its appliances business to Sweden's Electrolux, terminating the deal after months of opposition from U.S. antitrust regulators. The U.S. Justice Department had filed a lawsuit in July asking a judge to...

  • *OPEC maintains near record output. NEW YORK, Dec 4- Oil prices fell on Friday after news that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was planning to maintain its production near record highs despite depressed prices, as OPEC continued to guard its share of an oversupplied market. OPEC's announcement sent ripples through wider markets and...

  • *OPEC maintains near record output by raising ceiling. NEW YORK, Dec 4- Oil prices fell on Friday after news that OPEC was planning to maintain its production near record highs despite depressed prices, as the producer group continued to seek share of an oversupplied market. Energy company shares, including those of U.S. oil major Exxon Mobil and oil service...

  • 5 ways to play oil's Putin premium Wednesday, 25 Nov 2015 | 7:00 AM ET

    Jeff Kilburg, founder and CEO of KKM Financial, shares his top investment ideas for a potential rally in crude oil.

  • Williston leaders say it is time for oilfield workers to plant permanent roots or use existing hotels for extended stays and point out to abundant new permanent housing in this city with an estimated population of about 31,000.. "The man camp industry should understand we allowed them to come here on a temporary basis," said Howard Klug, Williston's mayor, who...

  • *2- yr yields hit fresh 4-1/ 2- yr high. NEW YORK, Nov 5- U.S. two-year Treasury yields hit their highest levels in 4-1/ 2 years on Thursday on continued expectations that the Federal Reserve will hike rates in December, while long-dated yields also rose on fresh corporate supply. Short-term yields touched 0.854 percent, extending their rise sparked on Wednesday when...