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  • *Both down nearly 15 pct on month; WTI drop most since July 2015. NEW YORK, July 29- Oil prices steadied on Friday after touching three-month lows during a week-long selloff fueled by a persistent global supply glut, bringing the monthly decline to nearly 15 percent, the biggest monthly loss in a year for U.S. crude. Hedge funds, some of the biggest bulls in oil, slashed...

  • *Both down nearly 15 pct on month; WTI drop most since July 2015. NEW YORK, July 29- Oil prices steadied on Friday after touching three-month lows amid a week-long selloff but still finished the month nearly 15 percent lower, with U.S. crude declining the most in a year because of a persistent glut. Hedge funds, some of the biggest bulls in oil, slashed their positive bets...

  • *Both down 15 pct on month; WTI drop the biggest since July 2015. NEW YORK, July 29- Oil prices recovered on Friday after a week-long selloff but still finished the month nearly 15 percent lower, with U.S. crude declining the most in a year because of a persisting glut. The Brent September contract, which expired as the front-month, settled at $42.46 a barrel, down 0.6...

  • Workers ride on a pickup truck toward farm land in Santa Barbara de Zulia in Venezuela.

    Venezuela issued a decree that "effectively amounts to forced labor" in an attempt to stabilize a food shortage, says an Amnesty International report.

  • Stocks off session lows

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks ahead at what's moving in tech, oil and the dollar index.

  • Turmoil in the energy sector

    The "Fast Money Halftime Report" panel joined by top-ranked oil analyst Doug Terreson discuss the latest in the energy sector and crude oil collapse.

  • *Both down 15 pct on month; WTI drop the biggest since July 2015. NEW YORK, July 29- Oil prices steadied on Friday amid short-covering after a week-long selloff but were on track to end the month about 15 percent lower on persistent glut concerns, with the biggest decline seen for U.S. crude in a year. Brent's expiring front-month contract, September, was at $42.15 a...

  • July 29- U.S. drillers this week added oil rigs for a fifth consecutive week, Baker Hughes Inc said on Friday, but the oilfield services provider and some analysts cast doubts on a substantial recovery in drilling this year with crude prices heading for their biggest monthly loss in a year. The market was on track for a monthly loss of about 15 percent, and is down...

  • *Both down 15 pct on month; WTI drop the biggest since July 2015. NEW YORK, July 29- Oil prices steadied on Friday amid short-covering after a week-long selloff but were on track to end the month about 15 percent lower on persistent glut concerns, with the biggest decline seen for U.S. crude in a year. Brent's most active contract, October, was down 8 cents at $43.15 after...

  • Oil prices pressure stocks

    CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis digs into the latest with Chevron, Exxon Mobil and if their dividends are sustainable.

  • However, the gains were held back by disappointing results from Exxon Mobil as well as news out of the Bank of Japan, which did not announce as much stimulus as many had hoped. The Dow was held back partly by a drop in the oil giant Exxon Mobil. Exxon fell $1.25, or 1.4 percent, to $88.95.

  • Oil falls further into bear market territory

    CNBC's Bob Pisani looks ahead to what's moving in early morning trading including how some oil giants are in the red.

  • HOUSTON, July 29- Chevron Corp posted its worst quarterly loss since 2001 on Friday and Exxon Mobil Corp reported a 59 percent slide in quarterly profit, both victims of a prolonged rout in crude prices and sinking income from refining, a sign of the broad malaise across the energy sector. "It's a challenging environment for the integrated" oil producers, said Brian...

  • *Iran's crude oil exports to Asia surge. LONDON, July 29- Oil prices fell to their lowest levels since April on Friday, with Brent on track for its biggest monthly loss since December 2015, pressured by slowing economic growth that threatened to increase a supply overhang of crude and refined products. Brent crude oil futures were trading at $42.20 by 1322 GMT, down...

  • Exxon Mobil reports disappointing earnings

    The oil giant released its latest quarterly earnings results early Friday.

  • HOUSTON, July 29- Chevron Corp, the second largest U.S.-based oil producer, posted a second-quarter loss on Friday, its largest since 2001, due to the slump in crude prices and refining income. The company lost $1.47 billion, or $1.07 per share, in the quarter, compared with a net profit of $571 million, or 30 cents per share, in the year-ago period.

  • Cramer's stocks to watch: Amazon

    CNBC's Jim Cramer shares his thoughts on oil and Amazon.

  • Oil could slip to $35: Pro

    John Kilduff, Again Capital Partners, shares his call on crude prices as inventories continue to build.

  • Chevron CEO John Watson

    Chevron posted a loss for the second quarter as it reported $2.8 billion in impairments, surprising the Street.

  • Flames leap from a burner unit at the Exxon-Mobil refinery in Torrance, Calif.

    ExxonMobil earned an adjusted 41 cents per share in the second quarter, compared with expectations for 64 cents per share.