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Oil lifts shares and bond yields

People walk through the lobby of the London Stock Exchange in London, Britain November 30, 2015. REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

NEW YORK – Stocks rose around the world and bond yields edged up on Tuesday as oil rebounded from 11-year lows on prospects for lower temperatures on both sides of the Atlantic. The fall in oil prices has been a major driver of financial markets this year, hammering energy companies, lowering inflation expectations and reinforcing bets on loose monetary policy ...

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Donors to dark-money group include energy industry leaders

The Montana State Capitol building in Helena.

HELENA, Mont. — Donors to a secretive conservative group accused of breaking Montana’s campaign laws to influence the 2012 elections include a media mogul, a famous investment broker and leaders of the energy industry, according to records released Monday by the state. The Montana Growth Network run by former state Sen. Jason Priest was registered as a tax-exempt, issue-advocacy group ...

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Indexes set to open higher as crude rebounds

Wall Street was set to open higher on Wednesday as crude oil prices continued to rebound and economic data showed consumer spending and personal incomes rose in November. Oil prices were up after an unexpected fall in U.S. inventories, but still hovered near multi-year lows due to a persistent supply glut and demand was set to remain muted. [O/R] Exxon ...

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U.S. regulators seek more concessions to OK Halliburton-Baker Hughes deal

Various Halliburton equipment being stored at the equipment yard in Alvarado, Texas June 2, 2015. While giants like Halliburton, Baker Hughes and Schlumberger are weathering the slump by cutting tens of thousands of jobs, small- and medium-sized firms that make up at least half of the nearly $100 billion a year U.S. oil services industry that provides fracking sand and specialized chemicals for fracking have been hit far harder than their large, cash-rich rivals by the downturn, experts say. Picture taken on June 2, 2015. REUTERS/Cooper Neill - RTX1GZSL

Halliburton Co <HAL.N> and Baker Hughes Inc <BHI.N> said U.S. antitrust officials were not satisfied with the concessions they offered to win approval for their proposed merger, and that officials said they would assess further proposals. The two oilfield service providers said it was unlikely they would be able to settle with the U.S. Department of Justice by Tuesday, the ...

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Windcreek Services announces certification in construction and installation of UL listed control panels

Windcreek, a turnkey solutions provider for energy, municipal and manufacturing industries, announces the addition of UL listed industrial control panels to their service and product line. Their team of experts can customize UL listed control panels to meet complex project and equipment demands. Gilette, Wyoming, December 12, 2015 –– Windcreek Services, Inc is now UL certified in the construction and installation ...

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A modern guide to energy needs using natural gas generators

natural gas generator

It’s nighttime in the oil field where a mass of natural gas generators are purring like a thousand lions on a savannah. Instead of fearing for your life, you rest easy as if you don’t have a concern in the world. These generators have your back. They’re as safe and sturdy as a pair of Carhartt coveralls. Who doesn’t want ...

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AP: Railroads beat back new safety rules after derailments

FILE -In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012, file photo, flames rise from a derailed freight train in Columbus, Ohio. A little-known truth about North American railroads: No rules govern when rail becomes too worn down. Since 2000, U.S. officials blamed rail wear as the direct cause of 111 derailments causing $11 million in damage. (AP Photo/Chris Mumma, File)

A pair of train derailments in 2012 that killed two people in Maryland and triggered a fiery explosion in Ohio exposed a little-known and unsettling truth about railroads in the U.S. and Canada: No rules govern when rail becomes too worn down to be used for hauling hazardous chemicals, thousands of tons of freight or myriad other products on almost ...

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Texas consultant integrates fraccing with wireline logging

Bob Barba knows how to get the most value from bringing logs and fracs together. The principal consultant with Integrated Energy Services spent the first 10 years of his career with Schlumberger as an openhole field engineer, sales engineer, and product development manager. While at Schlumberger, he was the North American product champion for the FracHite and Quantifrac products that ...

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UL listed control panels are an essential asset for manufacturers looking for turnkey services

The evolution of problem solving “black rhinos” If you want to succeed in business, you have to think like a rhinoceros. At least that’s Scott Alexander’s theory in his book, Rhinoceros Success, targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs. The book was self-published in the 1980’s and divided the world into two groups – rhinos and cows. According to Alexander, “I realized the ...

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Stocks are mixed in early trade; oil price slips

NEW YORK — Stocks were in mixed in early trading Wednesday ahead of a European Central Bank meeting where further stimulus is expected to be announced as well as a speech by the head of the Federal Reserve. Energy stocks fell along with the price of oil. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost seven points, or 0.1 percent, to ...

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