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  • The assumption is that oil firms will finish work on those wells, known as "ducks" in the industry jargon, once oil prices recover further and North Dakota activates its tax relief in response to a long market slump. "You know you have an 800- pound gorilla that is potentially going to come after you if the price goes up," Jackson Hockley, an analyst at wealth manager...

  • HOUSTON, April 8- Royal Dutch Shell Plc's $70 billion agreement to buy BG Group Plc may be just the signal that other dealmakers need to make their own energy takeover bets, particularly in the U.S. shale sector. "Things may be changing," said Rich Eychner, an equity research associate at Raymond James in Houston. There are literally dozens of shale oil and gas...

  • With the price of crude plumbing lows not seen since 2009, Royal Dutch Shell, Whiting Petroleum Corp and many others are turning to rocket fuel, Big Data, lasers, spectrometers and other new or revamped technologies to do more for less. Baker Hughes Inc saw more client inquiries about products that increase efficiency of existing wells in the first three months...

  • *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. *Whiting Petroleum shares tumble after share, note offering. NEW YORK, March 24- U.S. stocks fell for a second straight session on Tuesday, with equities maintaining a tight range that corresponded with currency fluctuations as traders focused on the dollar's strength and its possible effect on corporate earnings.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St drifts lower; Google buoys Nasdaq Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 3:18 PM ET

    *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. Declines on the Nasdaq were held in check by a boost from Google, up 2.3 percent to $578.24. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • *Google up as CFO to move from Morgan Stanley. The Nasdaq outperformed other major indexes, boosted by a 2.6 percent gain in Google shares to $579.94. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; Google boosts Nasdaq Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 10:52 AM ET

    *Google up 2 pct as CFO to move in from Morgan Stanley. The Nasdaq outperformed other major indexes, boosted by a 2 percent gain in Google shares. Morgan Stanley's chief financial officer is leaving the bank to join Google.

  • *Google up 1 pct as CFO to move in from Morgan Stanley. *Whiting Petroleum shares tumble after share, note offering. Traders are "focusing on the effect on the dollar" after recent data, said Peter Jankovskis, co-chief investment officer at OakBrook Investments LLC in Lisle, Illinois.

  • US STOCKS-Futures tick up ahead of data Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 7:34 AM ET

    *Whiting Petroleum shares tumble after share, note offering. Shortly after the opening bell on Wall Street, Markit's preliminary gauge of factory activity this month is due. *Whiting Petroleum Corp fell 13 percent in premarket trading after North Dakota's largest oil producer announced an offering of 35 million shares and a $1.75 billion mix of notes and...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., March 23- Whiting Petroleum Corp, the largest North Dakota oil producer, said on Monday it would sell 35 million shares of common stock to help pare debt from its December buyout of rival Kodiak Oil& Gas. In offering stock, Whiting follows the path of fellow North Dakota producer Oasis Petroleum Inc, which last month said it would issue 25 million...

  • After-hours buzz: Digital Ally, Herbalife & more Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 5:41 PM ET
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    Check out the companies making headlines after the bell Monday: Digital Ally, Herbalife, Chesapeake & more.

  • WILLISTON, N.D., March 23- Whiting Petroleum Corp, the largest North Dakota oil producer, said on Monday it would sell 35 million shares of common stock to help cull its $5.63 billion debt load. JPMorgan is running the company's stock offering. Shares of Whiting fell 9 percent to $34.88 in after-hours trading after the offering was announced.

  • This signals more oilfield mergers may be coming Monday, 16 Mar 2015 | 2:55 PM ET
    Pumpjacks operate at an oil well in Williston, North Dakota.

    Exploration and production firms have issued nearly $9 billion in stock this year, well above recent first-quarter totals.

  • Staples agrees to amend bylaws on director nominations Wednesday, 11 Mar 2015 | 12:47 PM ET

    March 11- Staples Inc has agreed to a proposal to allow shareholders who have held a stake of at least 3 percent for three years to nominate directors, bowing to pressure from the New York City comptroller and the city's public pension funds. Exxon Mobil Corp and three other large energy companies last month failed to block shareholder resolutions on director...

  • The under-the-radar Apple Watch trade Tuesday, 10 Mar 2015 | 1:14 PM ET
    Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during the Apple Spring Forward event in San Francisco.

    Brian Sullivan's newest "New Ideas" column discusses a possible big winner from the Apple Watch and a case for higher energy stocks.

  • Whiting Petroleum overleveraged: Expert Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 5:08 PM ET
    A gas flare burns as Jim Zumwalt, a driver with Black Hills Trucking, monitors a water tank while loading saltwater from an oil well storage tank near Sidney, Montana.

    Whiting Petroleum is overleveraged and faces challenges generating cash, says Eric Otto of CLSA Americas.

  • *Alcoa to buy RTI International for $1.5 bln. Alcoa Inc said it would buy RTI International Metals Inc for $1.5 billion. Alcoa lost 5.4 percent to $13.70 while RTI jumped 39.3 percent to $38.00.

  • *Alcoa to buy RTI International for $1.5 bln. Alcoa Inc said it would buy RTI International Metals Inc for $1.5 billion. Alcoa lost 6.4 percent to $13.55 while RTI jumped 38 percent to $37.62.

  • *Alcoa to buy RTI International for $1.5 bln. "We're positive on the stock market here, and the recent setback last week just provides better opportunity to buy," said Tom Mangan, senior vice president at James Investment Research Inc in Xenia, Ohio. Alcoa Inc said it would buy RTI International Metals Inc for $1.5 billion.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St gains, M&A provides a lift Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:13 AM ET

    *Alcoa to buy RTI International for $1.5 bln. NEW YORK, March 9- U.S. stocks were modestly higher on Monday, a day after the S&P 500' s biggest drop in about two months, as some billion-dollar deals helped provide a lift to the market. Wall Street has fallen for two straight weeks, a downtrend that came on speculation that interest rates could rise sooner than anticipated.