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  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma added five rigs, North Dakota increased by three rigs, Louisiana gained two and California and Colorado were up one each. Alaska declined by two while New Mexico and Utah declined by one apiece. Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • LONDON, June 23- Copper prices on Friday reached their highest since April 7 as industrial metals benefited from rising Chinese stock markets and strong European manufacturing data, while falling inventories put zinc on track for its best week since November. Fund investors were betting on higher prices, said Peter Fertig, a consultant at Quantities...

  • LONDON, June 23- Copper prices firmed on Friday to their highest since April 7 as industrial metals benefited from rising Chinese stock markets and strong European manufacturing data, while falling inventories put zinc on track for its best week since November. "Positive sentiment around China and a rise in manufacturing PMIs out of Europe are supporting base...

  • SYDNEY, June 23- Copper rallied late on Friday as the dollar weakened, forcing shorts to cover positions ahead of the weekend, while zinc fell on profit-taking following this week's surge on supply concerns. *COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper rallied by 1.4 percent to $5,820 a tonne by 0753 GMT. *Shanghai Futures Exchange copper rallied 1.5 percent to 46,690...

  • SEOUL, June 23- Korea Gas Corp will early next month receive its first liquefied natural gas cargo under a long-term supply deal with U.S. exporter Cheniere Energy, two sources at the South Korean company said on Friday. The 74,000- tonne LNG cargo was loaded from Cheniere's Sabine Pass export terminal in Louisiana and is scheduled to arrive at the port of...

  • Flooding and road closures stretched from east Texas into northwestern Florida after Cindy made landfall early on Thursday near the Louisiana- Texas border and weakened to a tropical depression, the National Weather Service said. At least two tornadoes were reported near Birmingham, Alabama, destroying several buildings and injuring at least four people,...

  • June 22- A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several U.S. southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. Cindy was a tropical storm when it made landfall near the Louisiana- Texas border about 3 a.m. CT Thursday, then weakened as...

  • June 22- A tropical depression formerly known as Tropical Storm Cindy caused flooding on Thursday in several U.S. southeastern states, spawned a tornado that injured four people in Alabama, and cut 16 percent of Gulf of Mexico oil production. Cindy was a tropical storm when it made landfall near the Louisiana- Texas border about 3 a.m. CT Thursday, then weakened as...

  • June 22- Tropical Storm Cindy was downgraded to a tropical depression on Thursday after reaching land near the Texas- Louisiana border, but heavy rains, flooding and tornadoes still threatened parts of several states, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. The storm is expected to continue to weaken but still carry heavy rains as it moves over eastern Texas,...

  • June 22- More than 80 percent of Americans want to limit firearms access for people with mental illness and require background checks at gun shows and in private sales, according to a Pew Research Center survey released on Thursday. On June 14, an Illinois man opened fire on Republican members of Congress with legally purchased guns during a baseball practice...

  • *Initial claims rose by 3,000 last week. WASHINGTON, June 22- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits increased slightly last week, but remains at levels consistent with a tight labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 241,000 for the week ended June 17, the Labor Department said on...

  • June 22- Tropical storm Cindy moved inland near the Louisiana- Texas border on Thursday morning, bringing heavy rainfall and life-threatening conditions over the northern Gulf Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said. "Life-threatening" flash flooding was possible as the storm could drop three to six inches of rain and as much as 12 inches in some parts of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- A healthcare bill being unveiled by U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday is expected to roll back the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people buying private insurance. Those subsidies are expected to be linked to recipients' income, a "major improvement" from a...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- A healthcare bill being released by U.S. Senate Republicans on Thursday is expected to roll back the Obamacare expansion of the Medicaid healthcare program for the poor and reshape subsidies to low-income people buying private insurance. Those subsidies are expected to be linked to income, a "major improvement" from a healthcare overhaul...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy churned slowly on Wednesday across the Gulf of Mexico toward an expected landing on the Texas- Louisiana border, after claiming the life of a vacationing child and threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and readied emergency vehicles and the...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— Officials from Oklahoma and more than a dozen other states have sent two letters to California's insurance commissioner, asking that he stop pressing insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy weakened slightly on Wednesday afternoon as it headed toward landfall on the Texas- Louisiana border, but it still threatened to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards declared a state of emergency and readied emergency vehicles and the Louisiana...

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy was moving north-westward toward the U.S. Gulf Coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said in its latest advisory on Wednesday. The center of Cindy will approach the coast of southwest Louisiana and southeast Texas late Wednesday and move inland over southeastern Texas or southwestern Louisiana on Thursday, the NHC said.

  • June 21- Tropical Storm Cindy is expected to make landfall on the Gulf Coast near the Texas- Louisiana border on Wednesday, threatening to bring flash floods from Texas to Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center. The storm was moving northwest at nearly 10 miles per hour, and forecasters said they expect this motion to continue and landfall to be made...

  • 'Serious event': Tropical storm Cindy expected to reach Gulf Coast tonight

    The storm was moving slowly northwest Tuesday night, is expected to reach the northern Gulf Coast tonight and then move inland Thursday over western Louisiana and eastern Texas.