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*Agrium believes Jana campaign is effectively over. Shareholders are taking notice as both Agrium and Jana work the phones and hold meetings to make their respective cases, according to investors and sources close to Jana and the company. Agrium's shares closed at $105.88 apiece on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday.
LONDON, Oct 25- International oil company BP, weakened and distracted by its troubles in the United States and Russia, is in danger of losing touch with the leaders in an industry where strength and focus yield the richest pickings. ``I can't help thinking they've sort of lost their way.'' Everywhere you look, they're falling behind, `` said a senior executive of one rival this week.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 12- South African shares turned slightly negative on Friday as the strengthening rand currency. undermined stock prices of resource firms such as Harmony Gold.
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NEW YORK-- Shares of several oil refining companies fell Wednesday after Chevron Corp. said its third-quarter results will be substantially lower than its second-quarter earnings.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 10- South African shares turned positive for the first time this week but Gold Fields and other bullion mining firms took a beating from a recovery in the local currency. Absa, the South African bank majority owned by Barclays, fell 2.8 percent to 134.60 rand.
HOUSTON Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp and Harvest Pipeline Company said on Tuesday they have agreed to jointly build a truck-to-barge system on the Ohio River to transport crude oil produced in the Utica shale oil play to refineries for processing.
Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp:. *Marathon Petroleum Corporation and Harvest Pipeline Company sign letter of. Ohio river at Wellsville, Ohio.
Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp:. *Oppenheimer raises Marathon Petroleum Corp price target to $70 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Howard Weil Raises HollyFrontier Corp price target to $39 from $34;. *Howard Weil Raises Marathon Petroleum Corp price target to $58 from. *Howard Weil Raises Phillips 66 price target to $50 from $39; rating.
Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp:. *Raymond James Raises Marathon Petroleum Corp price target to $62 from. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
PARIS, Oct 9-* U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open on Wall Street on Tuesday, with futures for the S&P 500 down 0.21 percent, Dow Jones futures 0.13 percent lower and Nasdaq 100 futures down 0.36 percent at 0922 GMT.
Oct 9- The following are the top stories in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday. *BP Plc said Monday it has sold the large Texas City refinery, scene of a fatal industrial accident in 2005, to Marathon Petroleum Corp in a deal worth up to $2.5 billion.
Oct 9- Marathon Petroleum Corp:. *Barclays raises Marathon Petroleum Corp price target to $88 from $80;. Reuters Station users, click. 1568.
*Marathon to purchase refinery for $598 million. HOUSTON, Oct 8- Marathon Petroleum Corp is buying BP Plc's Texas City refinery, the site of a deadly industrial accident, in a $2.5 billion deal that will make it the No. 4 U.S. refiner with a bigger potential slice of lucrative exports.
NEW YORK-- Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Monday on the New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Stock Market:. Green Dot Corp., down $2.60 at $10.25. Shares of the prepaid card seller fell after Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and American Express said they will team up to make a rival card.
--Marathon Petroleum Corp. announced that it will acquire BP PLC's Texas City refinery and related assets for $598 million, plus an additional $1.2 billion for inventories. Rating Action On Oct. 8, 2012, Standard& Poor's Ratings Services affirmed its' BBB' and' A-2 ratings' on U.S.-based Marathon Petroleum Corp. The outlook is stable.
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U.S. stocks declined after the World Bank cut growth forecasts for East Asia, highlighting concerns about the global economic climate and corporate profits on the cusp of the quarterly earnings season.
*Marathon to purchase refinery for $598 million. Oct 8- Marathon Petroleum Corp struck a deal to buy BP's Texas City refinery and related infrastructure for up to $2.5 billion, a purchase that would make Marathon the fourth-largest refiner in the United States.