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  • President Barack Obama speaking on the economy in the press briefing room at the White House in Washington February 5, 2016.

    The death of Justice Antonin Scalia set off an immediate partisan battle over the Supreme Court vacancy, the New York Times reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday means that the normally nine-member U.S. Supreme Court will probably be down to eight when it rules on such divisive issues as abortion, immigration, affirmative action and the power of public-sector unions. With a replacement unlikely to be appointed before the current Supreme Court term ends...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- President Barack Obama has a number of likely options as he looks for a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died on Saturday. If Obama's nominee is not confirmed by the Senate, the White House could use the process to energize Democratic voters ahead of the presidential and congressional elections in...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The death of Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday means that the normally nine-member U.S. Supreme Court will probably be down to eight when it rules on such divisive issues as abortion, immigration, affirmative action and the power of public-sector unions. With a replacement unlikely to be appointed before the current Supreme Court term ends...

  • US SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA RECEIVED LAST RITES FROM CATHOLIC PRIEST AT TEXAS RANCH WHERE HE DIED- EL PASO DIOCESE.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, has died, setting up a major political showdown between President Barack Obama and the Republican-controlled Senate over who will replace him just months before a presidential election. "On behalf of the court and retired justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, has died, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. In a statement, Abbott extended his "deepest condolences" to Scalia's family. Scalia, appointed to the top U.S. court in 1986 by President Ronald Reagan, was known for his strident conservative views and theatrical flair in the courtroom.

  • TEXAS GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT EXTENDS' DEEPEST CONDOLENCES' ON DEATH OF U.S.

  • SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ANTONIN SCALIA DEAD- SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS.

  • DIARY-Top Economic Events to Feb 27 Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 7:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- European Central Bank President Mario Draghi speaks at the European Parliament- 1400 GMT. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 WASHINGTON- Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Kashkari speaks at Brookings Institution- 1530 GMT. NEWARK- Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker speaks on the economic outlook before the 2016 Economic...

  • HAVANA— The United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to resume commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades, starting the clock on dozens of new flights operating daily by next fall, U.S. officials said Friday. Barring other major announcements, it would be the most significant development in U.S.- Cuba trade since Presidents Barack...

  • WASHINGTON— Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate, offered this year's hopefuls advice about a hard-learned lesson: Release your tax returns before the primaries and avoid tough scrutiny later. Even as other candidates— most notably Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush— have already disclosed years' worth of private tax returns to dispel questions...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 30 this week to 541.. Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wyoming lost two apiece and Kansas was off by one. Alaska, Arkansas, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.

  • Insperity misses Street 4Q forecasts Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 8:23 AM ET

    KINGWOOD, Texas _ Insperity Inc. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $6.3 million. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 42 cents per share. For the current quarter ending in April, Insperity expects its per-share earnings to range from $1.44 to $1.52.

  • 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...

  • Calpine reports 4Q loss Friday, 12 Feb 2016 | 6:15 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Calpine Corp. on Friday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $47 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of three analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share. Calpine shares have decreased almost 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 12- Gold's prospects for a sustained price rally are better than they have been for years as a weaker dollar, crashing oil prices and concerns about the global economy have revived its safe-haven status after years as the dog of global financial markets. The precious metal has climbed 20 percent so far this year to $1,260.60 an ounce with money...

  • Forum Energy reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 7:55 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Forum Energy Technologies Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $163.6 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 5 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $195.6 million.

  • Feb 11- France's largest bank BNP Paribas is pulling out of a niche U.S. energy lending business for the second time in four years after plunging oil prices dragged what was once seen as some of the safest energy loans into losses. BNP shut its reserve-based lending business in Houston last week after 13- year-low oil prices stoked concerns of rising loan...

  • Newpark reports 4Q loss Thursday, 11 Feb 2016 | 6:13 PM ET

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas _ Newpark Resources Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $83.1 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 9 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $148.8 million.