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  • NEW YORK, Sept 19- U.S. crude oil stockpiles fell for a fifth straight week to 3-1/ 2- year lows, while gasoline inventories also drew down sharply last week on unseasonally strong demand, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Crude inventories fell 2.1 million barrels in the week to Sept. 14 to 394.1 million barrels, the lowest level since...

  • The Coordinating Council on Poultry Growth will be co-chaired by Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese and Cherokee Nation Secretary of Natural Resources Sara Hill, Oklahoma Gov. "Talk is cheap; we want to see some action," Tahlequah resident Ed Brocksmith, a co-founder of the group Save The Illinois River, a watershed in the area, said.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. crude oil inventories fell more than expected last week to below 400 million barrels, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose as refiners ramped up production, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. The bullish weekly report sent crude futures higher, with global benchmark Brent rising more than $1 a barrel in...

  • TULSA, Okla. _ Matrix Service Co. on Monday reported a loss of $14.7 million in its fiscal fourth quarter. Matrix Service expects full-year earnings to be 85 cents to $1.15 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.25 billion to $1.35 billion. Matrix Service shares have increased 20 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • *OPEC expects oil demand to hit 100 mln bpd this year. NEW YORK, Sept 6- Crude futures reversed course, falling more 1 percent on Thursday after U.S. data showed gasoline inventories rose unexpectedly last week, overshadowing a bullish drawdown in crude. "The slow climb back of crude oil levels at Cushing is somewhat bearish, and the absence of Chinese buyers of U.S....

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— A proposed $6.95 million settlement has been filed to end a class-action lawsuit alleging Oklahoma City- based Chesapeake Energy co- founders Aubrey McClendon and Tom Ward conspired to rig bids on leases for land to explore for oil and natural gas in northwestern Oklahoma and southwestern Kansas. The proposal filed late Wednesday in federal...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 6- U.S. crude stockpiles fell more than expected last week, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose, the Energy Information Administration said on Thursday. Stocks at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery hub for U.S. crude futures rose by 549,000 barrels, EIA said. "The large crude oil inventory drawdown makes for a bullish report, despite the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 4- Oil prices were little changed on Tuesday, as energy infrastructure on the U.S. Gulf Coast braced for a hurricane, but gains were capped as a stronger dollar and report of rising stockpiles at the Cushing, Oklahoma hub weighed. West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 7 cents to settle at $69.87 a barrel after earlier hitting a session high of...

  • National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes (C) has a hard time controlling her excitement after taking the stage with U.S. President Barack Obama (2nd R), Education Secretary John King (R) and her fellow state teachers of the year during a White House ceremony on May 3, 2016. 

    As classrooms crumble from neglect, and resources run thin, teachers from both parties are running for office in unprecedented numbers in hopes of gaining a political voice in Washington and in statehouses across the country.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Oil prices rose on Thursday to the highest in more than a month, extending gains on growing evidence of disruptions to crude supply from Iran and Venezuela and after a fall in U.S. inventories. U.S. crude settled 74 cents higher at $70.25 a barrel, after earlier hitting a session high of $70.50. A rally that started earlier in the day accelerated as U.S....

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Oil prices rose on Thursday to the highest in more than a month, extending gains on growing evidence of disruptions to crude supply from Iran and Venezuela and after a fall in U.S. crude inventories. U.S. crude was 89 cents higher at $70.40, after earlier hitting a session high of $70.50. A rally that started earlier in the day accelerated as U.S. crude...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 30- Oil prices rose on Thursday, extending gains on growing evidence of disruptions to crude supply from Iran and Venezuela and after a fall in U.S. crude inventories. Brent has risen by almost 10 percent over the past two weeks on widespread perceptions that the global oil market is tightening and could run short in the next few months as U.S. sanctions...

  • Urbandale is outside of Des Moines, Iowa

    In a few places, GOBankingRates reports, "middle-income families continue to thrive."

  • Aug 28- A fire broke out on Tuesday morning at a Plains All American Pipeline crude storage tank east of Wichita Falls, Texas, the company said. The fire was limited to a single storage tank at the Wichita Falls Station, the company said, and none of its workers were missing. Wichita Falls is a crude injection point in north Texas along Plain's Basin Pipeline, which runs...

  • Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz 

    Arizona and Florida both hold high-profile Senate and governor's races in this year's midterm elections.

  • *Wall St rises on U.S.- Mexico trade deal, supporting oil prices. NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil prices edged up on Monday, supported by a strengthening equities market and news that the United States and Mexico agreed to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement. "The trade deal with Mexico is definitely a supportive issue," said Phil Flynn, analyst at Price Futures...

  • *U.S.- China trade war seen weighing on economy. NEW YORK, Aug 27- Oil prices were near flat on Monday, pausing after last week's substantial gains as a committee monitoring a deal between OPEC and non- OPEC producers saw production increasing and a U.S.- China trade war also weighed on sentiment. Members of an OPEC and non- OPEC monitoring committee found producers...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- U.S. crude oil stockpiles fell more than expected last week as imports declined and refinery runs held close to record highs, while gasoline and distillate inventories rose, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday. Crude futures extended gains after the report, with global benchmark Brent crude up $1.65 at $74.28 a barrel by...

  • *International markets prepare for U.S. sanctions vs Iran. *U.S.- China trade dispute threatens global economic growth. NEW YORK, Aug 21- Oil rose to its highest level in a week on Tuesday, buoyed by the prospect of U.S. sanctions on Iran, though the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing kept traders and analysts cautious.

  • *International markets prepare for U.S. sanctions vs Iran. *U.S.- China trade dispute threatens global economic growth. NEW YORK, Aug 21- Oil rose to its highest level in a week on Tuesday, ahead of a forecast drawdown in U.S. crude inventories and buoyed by the prospect of U.S. sanctions on Iran, though the trade dispute between Washington and Beijing kept traders and...