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Kuwait oil unions end 3-day strike over government cutbacks

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Oil unions in Kuwait ended a three-day strike over government cutbacks, authorities said Wednesday, though it remained unclear what concessions may have been granted to the workers amid low global crude prices. The state-run Kuwait News Agency reported that the unions ended the strike by praising the country’s ruling emir, Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Sabah, ...

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US stocks waver early as investors eye company earnings

U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in early trading Wednesday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Consumer staples companies were down the most, while health care and financial companies moved higher. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose six points to 18,060 as of 10:07 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & ...

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Global stocks rally as oil price climbs, optimism increases

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets rallied on Tuesday as a rebound in oil prices and upbeat economic data brightened investor sentiment. KEEPING SCORE: Europe tracked Asia higher, with Britain’s FTSE 100 up 0.3 percent to 6,371.12 and France’s CAC 40 up 1.0 percent to 4,553.44. Germany’s DAX was the standout performer, jumping 2.3 percent to 10,355.62, after ...

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US stocks steady ahead of global economic talks

LONDON (AP) — U.S. stocks are little changed as investors weigh first quarter results from several financial companies and look ahead to weekend meetings on economics and oil. Oil prices slipped early Friday, dragging energy companies lower. Citibank said first quarter profit declined sharply, but results beat expectations and Citi shares rose 2.4 percent. This weekend, finance ministers from leading ...

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US stocks slip as oil prices skid ahead of OPEC meeting

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are taking small losses Friday morning as energy companies are slipping with the price of oil. Citigroup became the latest bank to report weak but better-than-expected results for the first quarter. MORNING RUSH: The Dow Jones industrial average fell 28 points, or 0.2 percent, to 17,898 as of 10:10 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard ...

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BP chief suffers shareholder revolt over $20M pay pack

LONDON (AP) — British energy producer BP has suffered a revolt by shareholders who objected Thursday to increasing Chief Executive Bob Dudley’s pay package by 20 percent after profit plunged last year. Almost 60 percent of shareholders rejected the remuneration report, which awarded Dudley a $19.6 million pay package even though the company experienced a drop in profit and planned ...

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