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  • *Fighting in Libya escalates, disrupts supplies. SINGAPORE, May 5- Oil prices jumped on Thursday as a huge wildfire in Canada disrupted its oil sands production, while escalating fighting in Libya threatened the North African nation's output. Brent was pushed higher by escalating fighting in Libya.

  • *Fighting in Libya escalates, disrupts supplies. SINGAPORE, May 5- Oil prices jumped by more than one percent in early trading on Thursday as a huge wildfire in Canada disrupted its oil sands production, while escalating fighting in Libya threatened the North African nation's output. Brent was pushed higher by escalating fighting in Libya.

  • MELBOURNE, May 5- London copper was stuck near two-week lows on Thursday, as a stronger dollar prompted commodity markets to take a breather after April's broad-based rally, while a deteriorating technical picture suggested further consolidation to come. *Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange slipped 0.3 percent to $4,853 a tonne by 0018 GMT,...

  • TORONTO _ Yamana Gold Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter net income of $36.3 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was breakeven on a per-share basis. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • May 4- The wildfire that raged unchecked on Wednesday in the city of Fort McMurray in the heart of the Canadian oil sands region has disrupted oil company operations nearby. While oil sands facilities are not in the fire's path, a number of companies have curbed activities to allow workers and others to get to safety. -Royal Dutch Shell PLC Chief Financial Officer...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday said it would slap preliminary duties on imports of welded stainless pressure pipe from India after finding the goods were being dumped in the U.S. market at below market prices. The preliminary decision came in response to a complaint brought last year by Bristol Metals, a subsidiary of U.S. steel...

  • WASHINGTON, May 4- The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday said it would slap preliminary duties on imports of welded stainless pressure pipe from India after finding the goods were being dumped in the U.S. market at below market prices.

  • *Europe stocks led lower by miners, Asia closes lower. NEW YORK, May 4- Global equity markets fell for a second straight day on Wednesday on mostly weak economic data while metals prices slipped on renewed concerns of a downturn in global growth. In Europe, surveys indicated that growth in the euro zone will be slow but steady, underscoring concerns about the...

  • *Europe stocks led lower by miners, Asia closes lower. NEW YORK, May 4- Global equity markets fell for a second straight day on Wednesday on mostly weak economic data and metals prices slipped on renewed signs of a downturn in global growth. Benchmark copper on the London Metal Exchange was last bid down 1.0 percent at $4,869.00 a tonne.

  • *Brent off 2016 high on OPEC output rise, demand concerns. NEW YORK, May 4- A bigger-than-expected build in U.S. crude inventories to fresh record highs pushed oil markets down after an early rally on Wednesday over concerns about production cuts in Canada's oil sands region due to a wildfire. "It's hard to see how it wouldn't have a broader impact temporarily on...

  • LONDON, May 4- Britain's steel industry would face severe challenges if the country was not a member of the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday ahead of a June 23 referendum on whether to stay in the bloc. "I don't think it would be a good future for steel," Cameron told lawmakers when asked whether EU membership had prevented Britain from...

  • May 4- The wildfire that raged unchecked on Wednesday in the city of Fort McMurray in the heart of the Canadian oil sands region has threatened oil company operations nearby. While oil sands facilities are not in the fire's path, at least two companies have curbed activities to allow workers and others to get to safety. -Royal Dutch Shell PLC Chief Financial...

  • *Brent off 2016 high on OPEC output rise, demand concerns. LONDON, May 4- Oil prices pared gains on Wednesday as a bigger than expected gain in U.S. crude stocks tempered concerns about reduced production in Canada's oil sands region due to a wildfire. "The crude build was obviously bigger than expectations," said John Kilduff, partner at Again Capital Management in...

  • *Brent off 2016 high on OPEC output rise, demand concerns. LONDON, May 4- Oil rose towards $46 a barrel on Wednesday as reduced production in Canada's oil sands region due to a wildfire pushed aside concerns about excess global supplies and expectations of rising U.S. crude inventories. The Canadian province of Alberta was evacuating the entire population of Fort...

  • Pisani: Three themes moving the markets

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks ahead at the day's market action including the recent dollar weakness, oil production still high, and ICE declining to bid for the London Stock Exchange.

  • *Brent off 2016 high on OPEC output rise, demand concerns. LONDON, May 4- Oil rose above $45 a barrel on Wednesday as reduced production in Canada's oil sands region due to a wildfire pushed aside concern about excess global supplies and expectations of rising U.S. crude inventories. The Canadian province of Alberta was evacuating the entire population of Fort...

  • NEWBURYPORT, Mass. _ UFP Technologies Inc. on Wednesday reported first-quarter earnings of $1.1 million. The Newburyport, Massachusetts- based company said it had profit of 15 cents per share. Keywords: UFP Technologies, Earnings Report.

  • *Prosecutors seek $2.16 bln payment upfront. RIO DE JANEIRO, May 4- Mining companies Vale SA and BHP Billiton were hit with a 155 billion-real civil lawsuit for the collapse of a dam at a mine last year that killed 19 people and caused damage that prosecutors said was comparable to BP's oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The total damages, prosecutors said, were...

  • The company's net sales fell 21.7 percent in the first quarter to $1.67 billion, but beat the average analyst estimate of $1.56 billion. Mosaic, which cut 8 percent of its workforce at a Canadian mine in October, on Wednesday lowered its 2016 capital expenditures to the range of $800 million to $900 million from its previous estimate of $0.9 billion to $1.1...

  • BRUSSELS— The European Union's top court dealt a blow to the tobacco industry Wednesday by approving sweeping new rules that will require plain cigarette packs, ban menthol cigarettes and regulate the growing electronic cigarette market. Poland, which appealed the 2014 tobacco directive, seemed to accept the verdict, but said in a statement issued by the...

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