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  • The oil tank cars- a year ago sought-after to haul crude from North Dakota to New Jersey- now stand idle as a result of two converging trends: the reversal in U.S. shale oil production and the completion of new pipelines. Big rail lines, such as Berkshire Hathaway- owned BNSF Railways or Union Pacific are losing what used to be their fastest-growing source of new...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 10 percent higher on Thursday, posting its biggest one-day rally in over six years as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering scramble by bearish traders. The rally was aided by news of a force majeure on Nigerian oil exports declared by Shell and private data indicating...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 8 percent higher on Thursday, posting its biggest one-day rally in years, as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering surge by bearish traders. The rally was aided by news of a force majeure on Nigerian oil exports declared by Shell and private data indicating more drawdowns...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 9 percent higher on Thursday in one of the biggest one-day rallies in years, as recovering equity markets and news of diminished crude supplies set off a short-covering surge by bearish traders. The rally was aided by news of a force majeure on Nigerian oil exports declared by Shell and private data indicating more...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil rocketed more than 6 percent higher on Thursday in a snapback from a deep two-month slump as stock market rallies and news of diminished oil supplies drove a short-covering surge by bearish traders. Brent's front month rose $3.05 to $46.19 a barrel by 11:20 a.m. EDT, staging the biggest percentage gain since early this year and hitting...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 26- U.S. crude oil stockpiles fell sharply last week as imports tumbled, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose despite a reduction in refinery runs, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. U.S. crude fell more than 1 percent to below $39 a barrel, nearing the 6-1/ 2- year lows touched earlier this week, and New York...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- Hey, remember that newsletter that let you sign up for a free trial? How about that old domain name you registered, or your kid's gaming membership, or the magazine subscription that was initially offered as a freebie. "Nine out of 10 people don't check their credit-card charges carefully," says Mick Weinstein, vice president of software company...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 24- A key gasoline-making unit at PBF Energy Inc's 182,200- barrel-per-day Delaware City, Delaware, refinery is expected to be shut for at least a month- and possibly much longer- following an explosion and fire on Friday, a source familiar with plant operations said on Sunday. The primary wet gas compressor associated with the FCC at Delaware City and...

  • CHICAGO, Aug 21- The amount of turkey in U.S. freezers grew more than anticipated last month despite an outbreak of bird flu that killed more than nine million turkeys, experts said following Friday's government monthly cold storage report. The U.S. Department of Agriculture storage report also showed record-high pork and ham inventories for a second month in a...

  • *Bernstein downgrade hits Disney, media stocks tumble. *Report of declining smartphone sales in China hits Apple. Consumer stocks led the decline on Wall Street with Disney down nearly 6 percent after a brokerage downgrade, while Apple slumped near 2 percent after a report that overall smartphone sales in China fell in the second quarter for the first time.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 19- U.S. crude oil inventories rose and gasoline stocks fell last week as crude imports surged while refinery problems cut runs during the summer driving demand season, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. "The report is bearish, with the focus squarely on crude oil and the large increase in overall inventories, due...

  • LONDON, Aug 19- U.S. oil prices hit their lowest in almost six and a half years on Wednesday after U.S. data showed an unexpected rise in crude stockpiles. The American Petroleum Institute reported on Tuesday that U.S. crude stocks had fallen by an even greater margin- by 2.3 million barrels in the week ended Aug. 14. "The numbers were a total surprise with crude showing a...

  • UPDATE 5-Oil prices steady ahead of U.S. stockpiles data Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 8:06 AM ET

    LONDON, Aug 19- Oil prices steadied on Wednesday ahead of U.S. oil data expected to show falling crude and gasoline stockpiles, raising hopes of increased demand for crude. The American Petroleum Institute reported on Tuesday that U.S. crude stocks had fallen by an even greater margin- by 2.3 million barrels in the week ended Aug. 14. U.S. crude oil futures, also known...

  • America's 10 worst states to live in 2015 Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States 2015: Lowest Quality of Life

    These places get the low marks for their high crime rate, pollution, lack of inclusiveness and the poor health of their citizens.

  • America's most affordable states to call home Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET
    Top States Cheapest States

    You'd be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.

  • 31. Oklahoma Wednesday, 24 Jun 2015 | 4:24 PM ET
    Top States 2015: Oklahoma

    The Sooner State offers low costs, but an unhealthy environment makes for quality of life that some would sooner do without.

  • After 26% jump, walk away from this stock: Traders Tuesday, 23 Jun 2015 | 8:03 AM ET
    A Williams Companies natural gas drilling rig in Rifle, Colorado.

    Shares of one energy company have soared on deal news. But now is no time to get greedy, two traders say.

  • Anheuser-Busch halts beer production to do this Friday, 29 May 2015 | 12:30 PM ET
    Beer giant Anheuser-Busch stopped production at its Georgia brewery this week to instead produce drinking water for those affected by a deadly bout of historic flooding and storms in Texas and Oklahoma.

    Anheuser-Busch stopped production at its Georgia brewery this week to instead produce drinking water for those affected by deadly floods.

  • A US workplace civil war that's at a tipping point Friday, 29 May 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Protesters march around the Capitol after participating in a rally against a "right-to-work" proposal, on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, in Madison, Wis.

    The US is split over right to work laws—literally. Exactly half of the 50 states are right-to-work states—the next will tip the balance.

  • Deadly storm leaves 23 dead, 8 missing Thursday, 28 May 2015 | 7:03 AM ET
    Deadly storm leaves 23 dead, 8 missing

    Severe storms ravaged Texas and Oklahoma over the Memorial Day weekend, leaving a deadly path of destruction in its wake. And last night a tornado struck an oil rig in the Texas Panhandle, injuring three people.