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  • Soros makes big bets on Devon Energy, Transocean   Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 9:10 AM ET
    Soros makes big bets on Devon Energy, Transocean

    George Soros' hedge fund took new positions in Devon Energy and Transocean according to regulatory filings on Tuesday.

  • Oil prices rising? Soros makes big bet on energy Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 6:43 AM ET
    The J. W. McLean offshore drill rig, operated by Transocean Ltd., stands anchored in the Cromarty Firth in Invergorgon, U.K., Aug. 6, 2014.

    Soros Fund Management took new positions in the energy sector, including stakes in Devon Energy and Transocean, a regulatory filing showed Tuesday.

  • *Investors watching situations in Greece, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Feb 17- The S&P 500 ended above 2,100 at another record high on Tuesday as optimism grew that a debt deal would be reached with Greece and as bond prices sold off. In a possible sign of progress for Greece, a source told Reuters the country intends to ask for an extension of a loan agreement Wednesday.

  • Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Feb. 9, 2015.

    U.S. stocks closed higher on Tuesday after encouraging reports out of Greece sent the S&P 500 to a record.

  • *Investors watching situations in Greece, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Feb 17- U.S. stocks inched higher on Tuesday, pushing the S&P 500 above 2,100 to another record intraday high as optimism grew that a debt deal would be reached with Greece. A source told Reuters that Greece intends to ask for an extension of a loan agreement tomorrow.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St flat, paring losses on Greece hopes Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 12:49 PM ET

    *Investors watching situations in Greece, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Feb 17- U.S. stocks were flat on Tuesday, paring modest early losses and putting the S&P 500 back near record levels as optimism grew that a debt deal would be reached with Greece. A source told Reuters that Greece intends to ask for an extension of a loan agreement tomorrow.

  • *Investors watching situations in Greece, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Feb 17- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 pulling back from record levels as investors continued to grapple with the uncertainty over a Greek debt deal and a fragile Ukraine truce. Much of the advance came on signs of progress for the debt deal in Greece, as well as reduced tension between...

  • Transocean CEO exit seen unlikely to swing fortunes Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 11:01 AM ET

    Feb 17- Transocean Ltd's decision to replace its chief executive will do little to help the company cope with an aging fleet and lower demand for its rigs due to a steep fall in oil prices, analysts said. Transocean said on Sunday Chairman Ian Strachan would serve as interim CEO until a replacement was found for departing CEO Steven Newman. Transocean faces a...

  • Despite problems, trend followers are happy Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 10:27 AM ET
    A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Fundamentals have gotten more confusing since the financial crisis, and traders have turned to technical analysis to try to figure out the market.

  • *Investors watching situations in Greece, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Feb 17- U.S. stocks edged lower on Tuesday, with the S&P 500 pulling back from record levels as investors continued to grapple with the uncertainty over a Greek debt deal and a fragile Ukraine truce. Much of the advance came on signs of progress for the debt deal in Greece, as well as reduced tension between...

  • *Investors watching situations in Greece, Ukraine. NEW YORK, Feb 17- U.S. stock index futures pointed to a quiet open on Tuesday, the first trading session after the S&P 500 closed at a record high, although investors continued to watch the uncertainty over a Greek debt deal and a fragile Ukraine truce. Much of the advance came on signs of progress for the debt deal in...

  • Early movers: HOT, MDT, WWW, WM, Z, AAPL & more Tuesday, 17 Feb 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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

  • Feb 16- The chief executive of Transocean Ltd, one of the world's top offshore drilling companies, is stepping down and the company is slashing its dividend as business slows on tumbling crude oil prices. Transocean said on Sunday that Chairman Ian Strachan, who previously held executive positions at Exxon Mobil Corp and Rio Tinto PLC, will serve as interim chief...

  • Feb 16- The chief executive of Transocean Ltd, which owns the world's largest fleet of offshore drilling rigs, is stepping down as it moves to slash its dividend amid the global slump in oil prices. Transocean's board also recommended lowering its annual dividend by 80 percent to 60 cents per share, as it seeks to conserve its capital. Newman, who joined the company...

  • OSLO, Feb 13- Seadrill, the world's third-biggest offshore driller, cut $1.1 billion worth of Petrobras orders from its backlog due to the Brazilian firm's troubles, sending its shares 13 percent lower. Seadrill, which had an order backlog of $20 billion at the end of the third quarter, announced the contract extensions in November in a relief to investors as...

  • Street vs small investor: There will be blood Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 12:37 PM ET
    Rig hands work on a drilling rig.

    The violent tale of rivalries during the 20th century oil boom, "There Will Be Blood," is a fitting metaphor for this Wall Street battle.

  • Halftime traders pile into this group Tuesday, 10 Feb 2015 | 1:08 PM ET
    Morgan Stanley headquarters in New York City.

    A flurry of trades by the Halftime Report players revealed a new favorite sector.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. stocks were poised to dip at the open on Wednesday, in the wake of a two-day rally for the S&P 500, as oil prices declined and labor market data disappointed. U.S. crude was down 3.3 percent to $51.32 and Brent was off 2.6 percent to $56.43. Contract driller Transocean fell 1.9 percent to $18.05 in premarket trade.

  • US STOCKS-Futures dip after 2-day run; ADP data on tap Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 7:43 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Feb 4- U.S. stock index futures dipped on Wednesday, after a two-day rally for the S&P 500 ahead of data on the labor market and the services sector. *Investors will eye the January private-sector employment report from payrolls processor ADP at 8:15 a.m. for signs of continuing improvement in the labor market. *Later in the session at 9:45 a.m., financial...

  • 'Halftime' trader: Time to give up on 3-D stocks Tuesday, 3 Feb 2015 | 12:12 PM ET
    A host presents various objects created with a MakerBot 3-D printer at the CeBIT technology trade fair in Hanover, Germany.

    Jon Najarian is cutting his 3-D printer stock losses after a monster drop in Stratasys shares.