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Energy sector movers, losers, and news: Investors cheer while employees mourn big layoffs

crude prices rise

This week major companies including Whiting, Marathon, and Halliburton announced restructuring and layoffs that have caused stock prices to increase. Whiting Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: WLL) opened Friday Feb. 26 at $3.53 per share and is up 11 percent today, trading at $3.92 after closing at its low yesterday. Whiting announced plans to freeze new fracking and well completions effective April ...

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Global stock markets, oil price turn lower

Global stock markets, oil price turn lower

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening lower as another drop in the price of oil and some weak corporate earnings got trading off to a gloomy start. Oil companies sank along with the price of crude early Friday. Chevron fell 1 percent. Several companies were also falling after releasing weak earnings or outlooks. Deere & Co. and Nordstrom ...

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US stocks give up an early gain, oil recovers slightly

NEW YORK — The stock market has given up an early gain and is trading lower at mid-morning Wednesday as investors give a thumbs-down to a number of corporate earnings reports, including steep cutbacks at Yahoo. Chipotle Mexican Grill also plunged after saying an E. coli outbreak at its restaurants hurt sales more than anticipated. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones ...

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Oil prices climb third-straight day

Oil prices climb third-straight day

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks rose Thursday as oil prices climbed for the third day in a row while key oil-producing nations discussed cuts in production. Tech and consumer stocks traded higher, led by Amazon and PayPal, while drugmakers fell. Facebook made its biggest leap in two and a half years after it said its profit more than doubled in the ...

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Stocks rise a day after plunge, oil prices slide

US stocks rise a day after sharp plunge, lifted by job gains

NEW YORK — Stocks are inching upward Friday morning as investors were encouraged by continuing job growth in the U.S. The market is coming off its worst day in more than three months. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average gained 38 points, or 0.2 percent, to 16,551 as of 10:15 a.m. Eastern time. The Dow lost 392 points the ...

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Oil prices rise slightly, investors eye OPEC meeting

TOKYO – Crude oil prices rose in early Asian trade on Monday, although gains were limited as investors look ahead to an OPEC meeting where ministers from the oil producing group will set policy in the face of a market still in glut. Oil prices are heading for declines of as much as 10 percent this month as optimistic assessments ...

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