Oil and gas industry

A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, April 10, 2017. Asian shares were wavering Monday after attacks by suicide bombers on churches in Egypt added to uncertainties in the Middle East. News that China's top anti-corruption body is investigating the insurance regulator pulled shares in Shanghai and Shenzhen lower. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
April 10, 2017 - 11:34 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Shares were mostly lower Tuesday in Asia amid growing wariness over tensions with North Korea. A stronger yen pulled Japanese shares lower. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 stock index slipped 0.5 percent to 18,708.49 as Toshiba and other big manufacturers lost ground. Hong Kong's...
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April 10, 2017 - 5:27 pm
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in north Florida have scaled back charges against two protesters accused of wedging themselves in a section of under-construction, natural gas pipeline. The Ocala Star-Banner ( https://goo.gl/H5wGlQ ) reports that the State Attorney's Office filed court papers Friday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, a pedestrian walks past the New York Stock Exchange, in lower Manhattan. Stocks are opening modestly higher on Wall Street, Monday, April 10, 2017, led by gains in energy and industrial companies. Oil companies were rising along with the price of crude. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
April 10, 2017 - 12:09 pm
Energy companies led U.S. stock indexes to modest gains in midday trading Monday as the price of crude oil headed higher for the fifth day in a row. Banks and other financial stocks were the biggest laggard. Investors had their eye on several big corporate deals. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard &...
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April 09, 2017 - 1:27 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 9 cents nationally over the past two weeks, to $2.43. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that increased oil prices and the U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base contributed to the rise. She says that...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:54 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive electricity markets have compounded the effect. Fresh off...
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April 09, 2017 - 8:49 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that's hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is now hitting nuclear power plants. That's spurring nuclear power plant owners to press lawmakers in Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania for a financial rescue. Their multi-billion-...
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Chinese President Xi Jinping, center, smiles after getting off his plane for a refueling stop in Anchorage, Alaska, on Friday, April 7, 2017. Xi planned a little sightseeing and a meeting and dinner with Alaska Gov. Bill Walker after meeting earlier in the day with President Donald Trump in Florida. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)
April 08, 2017 - 12:48 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping was able to take in views Friday night of the natural beauty that Alaska has to offer. The state's governor hopes this will lead to an increased appetite in the world's most populous nation for more natural resources from Alaska. Xi requested...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, people pass a Wall Street subway stop, in New York's Financial District. Most world stock indexes fell Friday, April 7, 2017, while oil prices rose after the U.S. fired missiles at Syria during President Donald Trump's first meeting with China's president, leaving investors on edge. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 07, 2017 - 1:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — After a shaky start, stocks are heading higher Friday afternoon as investors buy high-dividend stocks like real estate investment trusts and household goods makers. Stocks wavered earlier following a somewhat disappointing jobs report and U.S. missile strikes against Syria. Defense...
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In this Jan. 12, 2017, photo, traders work on the Mizuho Americas trading floor in New York. Global stocks traded in narrow ranges Thursday, April 6, 2017, as investors nervously awaited the first meeting between President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, a day after minutes to the last meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve showed policymakers discussing how to unwind crisis-era policy measures. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
April 06, 2017 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are broadly higher Thursday after a sharp drop late in the previous day. Energy companies are rising with the price of oil and retailers are up after a series of strong sales reports. Banks are also climbing as bond yields rise. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's...
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April 05, 2017 - 10:26 pm
SYRIA UN humanitarian chief says $6 billion pledged BEIRUT (AP) — The United Nations humanitarian chief says that 41 donors have pledged $6 billion to help people in need in 2017 amid the Syrian crisis. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'...
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