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Lew Ward, Oklahoma oilman and entrepreneur, dies at 85

Lew Ward, Oklahoma oilman and entrepreneur, dies at 85

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma oilman Llewellyn O. “Lew” Ward, the founder and chairman of the Ward Petroleum Corporation who championed the industry locally and nationally, has died. He was 85. Ward, who also was active in Republican politics and a past president of the Independent Petroleum Association of America, died on Sunday of natural causes, according to the Henninger-Hinson ...

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Stocks open lower; travel companies sink following attacks

Stocks open lower; travel companies sink following attacks

U.S. stocks are opening broadly lower, led by declines in travel-related companies following the attacks in Belgium. Airlines, cruise companies and travel booking sites were among the biggest decliners early Tuesday. Delta Air Lines and Carnival each lost 3 percent. Energy and materials companies were also lower. The price of crude oil slipped. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 47 ...

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Oil finishes strong as stocks shake off early loss

Stocks drift, US crude up 52 cents in early trade

Major U.S. stock indexes eked out modest gains on Monday, extending the market’s winning streak into a fourth day. Stocks wavered into the red at times before steadying in the late afternoon. The price of oil also veered lower at times, but ended higher. Investors had their eye on the latest batch of company deal news and new data on ...

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Stocks drift, US crude up 52 cents in early trade

Stocks drift, US crude up 52 cents in early trade

U.S. stocks drifted between small gains and losses in early trading Monday as investors pored over the latest batch of company deal news. Materials and energy stocks were among the biggest decliners. The market is coming off its fifth straight week of gains. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average slipped 10 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,592 as of ...

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NW Iowa utilities to receive $19 million for storm repairs

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State officials say northwest Iowa utilities will receive $19 million in federal funding to repair electrical systems that were damaged in a 2013 ice storm. Gov. Terry Branstad announced Friday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency reversed a previous denial of disaster aid to three rural electric cooperatives and one municipal utility. An ice storm ...

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US factories increase output in February

US factories increase output in February

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. factories produced more machinery, appliances and other goods last month, the second-straight increase in output and a sign manufacturing may be stabilizing after a difficult year. The Federal Reserve said Wednesday that factory production rose 0.2 percent in February, after rising 0.5 percent the previous month. The increases in the past two months follow four declines ...

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