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  • *Community Health tumbles after unexpected loss. Feb 16- Wall Street minted its second straight session of solid gains on Tuesday, as investors snatched up beaten-down consumer discretionary, industrial and tech shares. Slumping oil prices, fears of a China- led slowdown in global growth and uncertainty over central bank monetary policies have roiled the...

  • *Europe stocks erase gains, close lower as energy weighs. *Wall Street gains as financials, consumer discretionary lead. Top oil exporters Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to freeze output levels but said the deal was contingent on other producers joining in, a major sticking point with Iran absent from the talks and determined to raise production.

  • *Saudi, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela may freeze, not cut, output. NEW YORK, Feb 16- Brent oil fell almost 4 percent on Tuesday, erasing early gains after top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia dashed expectations of an outright supply cut by agreeing only to freeze output if other big exporters joined them. Benchmark Brent prices jumped briefly through $35 a barrel...

  • *Saudi, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela to freeze, not cut, output. NEW YORK, Feb 16- Brent oil fell 3 percent on Tuesday, erasing early gains after top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia dashed expectations of an outright supply cut by agreeing only to freeze output if other big exporters joined them. Benchmark Brent prices jumped briefly through $35 a barrel after Russia...

  • *Saudi, Russia, Qatar and Venezuela to freeze, not cut, output. NEW YORK, Feb 16- Brent oil fell 3 percent on Monday, erasing early gains after top producers Russia and Saudi Arabia dashed expectations of an outright supply cut by agreeing only to freeze output if other big exporters joined them. Benchmark Brent prices jumped briefly through $35 a barrel after Russia...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- For the past six years, U.S. refiners from Texas to Philadelphia have bought every barrel of crude they can lay their hands on to cash in on a golden era of healthy margins. Now, at least five refiners- including two of the country's largest- have voluntarily cut output of gasoline and distillate in the most widespread cuts since the global financial...

  • *WSJ report of likely OPEC production cut helps pare losses. Prices came off session lows in post-settlement trade after the Wall Street Journal quoted UAE's energy minister as saying OPEC was ready to cooperate on production cuts. Most traders were skeptical, noting that Venezuela and Russia recently called in vain for OPEC and other major oil producers to...

  • *Traders rush to buy $25 puts for U.S. crude. *Goldman sees U.S. crude at $20- $40 until second half of 2016. *Iran offers crude to Asia at discount to Saudi Arabia.

  • *Iran offers crude to Asia at discount to Saudi Arabia. *Goldman sees U.S. crude at $20- $40 until second half of 2016. On Wednesday, U.S. government data showed Cushing inventories hit all-time highs just shy of 65 million barrels during the week ended Feb. 5.

  • *Iran offers crude to Asia at discount to Saudi Arabia. LONDON, Feb 11- Oil slid on Thursday, dented by record U.S. crude inventories at the Cushing delivery point, worries about the demand outlook, and as Goldman Sachs said prices would remain low and volatile until the second half of the year. In a sign that producers are still competing for market share by lowering...

  • *Inventories at Cushing delivery point hit record highs. SINGAPORE, Feb 11- Oil prices slid on Thursday as record U.S. crude inventories at the Cushing delivery point and worries about a global economic slowdown weighed on markets, and Goldman Sachs said prices would remain low and volatile until the second half of the year. Inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma...

  • International benchmark Brent crude futures were trading at $60.62 per barrel at 0117 GMT, down 22 cents. West Texas Intermediate crude futures were at $26.96 per barrel, down 49 cents and within a dollar of the $26.19 a barrel 2003 low from January. Inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery point for U.S. crude futures rose to an all-time high just shy of 65...

  • West Texas Intermediate crude futures were trading at $27.37 per barrel at 0022 GMT, down 8 cents from their previous close and more than 20 percent below a peak reached in late January following a brief rally. Inventories at the Cushing, Oklahoma delivery point for U.S. crude futures rose to an all-time high just shy of 65 million barrels, data from the...

  • *EIA says Cushing crude stocks hit record near 65 mln bbls. The Cushing build eclipsed a more bullish number from the EIA showing total U.S. crude stockpiles down for the first time in three weeks. "Since we are going into refinery maintenance season, and coupled with Iranian oil coming into the market, any rally will be short-lived," said Tariq Zahir, crude trader and...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. crude prices fell 2 percent on Wednesday after stockpiles at the main U.S. delivery point hit record highs, while Brent rose for the first time in five days after Russia suggested oil producers cut output by a million barrels each. The Cushing build eclipsed a more bullish number from the EIA showing total U.S. crude stockpiles down for the first...

  • *Russia's Sechin floats idea of oil output cuts. NEW YORK, Feb 10- Oil prices seesawed in choppy trade on Wednesday, with U.S. crude slipping and Brent paring gains as worries about a global supply glut offset data showing a surprise drop in U.S. crude stockpiles. OPEC data pointed to a larger oil supply surplus on the world market this year than previously thought, as...

  • *Russia's Sechin floats idea of oil output cuts. NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters)- U.S. oil prices fell on Wednesday, reversing an early rally, and Brent also pared gains as worries about the global supply glut offset encouraging U.S. government data showing a surprise drop in domestic crude stockpiles. "We believe there's been short covering on the headline and we feel we...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- U.S. crude stockpiles fell unexpectedly last week as imports slumped, while gasoline inventories hit a record high for a second week, data from the Energy Information Administration showed on Wednesday. U.S. crude futures initially rose on the news, topping $29 a barrel, but quickly retreated, and was at $27.85, down 9 cents on the day by 11:03 a.m....

  • With more than $10 billion in bonds, the oil and gas producer's balance sheet is under pressure and its equity market capitalization is around just $1.2 billion. That is plenty to pay $500 million in debt due in March, though at least another $1.3 billion will come due through 2018.. Once a Wall Street darling that in many ways symbolized the U.S. fracking...

  • It reported cash on hand of about $1.8 billion on Sept. 30, according to public filings. That is plenty to pay $500 million in debt due in March, though another $1.3 billion will come due through 2018.. Chesapeake, once a Wall Street darling, has struggled since a governance crisis prompted the departure of its founder and former Chief Executive Aubrey McClendon in...