Oil and gas industry

FILE- This Aug. 27, 2010, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 24, 2018 - 7:15 pm
Wall Street ended a week of milestones with a few more Friday. The benchmark S&P 500 index closed at an all-time high, just two days after the current bull market in U.S. stocks became the longest in history. The Nasdaq composite and the Russell 2000 indexes also ended the day at all-time highs...
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FILE- In this May 24, 2018 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro and first lady Cilia Flores greets the media as they arrive to a military parade at Fort Tiuna in Caracas, Venezuela. U.S. prosecutors are looking into whether members of Maduro's family were simultaneously benefiting from what they contend was a scheme to siphon off $1.2 billion from the state-owned oil company, two people familiar with the U.S. investigation told The Associated Press .(AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
August 24, 2018 - 2:48 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into whether relatives of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro were benefiting from what they contend was a scheme to siphon off $1.2 billion from the state-owned oil company, two people familiar with the U.S. investigation told The Associated...
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August 23, 2018 - 10:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Central Bank said Thursday it will halt foreign currency purchases, a move that helped the ruble to recover from its lowest level against the dollar since 2016. The ruble, which had endured another day of turbulence amid the threat of further U.S. sanctions, made gains...
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FILE - This July 19, 2018, file photo, shows a sign on property, near southwest Belfield, N.D, for the future home of the Davis Refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park. Opponents of an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota are imploring state regulators to give them a chance to explore whether the developer is being truthful about the project's size. Meridian Energy Group maintains it doesn't need a state siting permit because the $800 million Davis Refinery won't have a big enough capacity. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 2:44 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Opponents of an oil refinery planned near Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota are imploring state regulators to give them a chance to explore whether the developer is being truthful about the project's size. The Environmental Law and Policy Center and Dakota...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to Finnish President Sauli Niinisto during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Putin and his Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto will discuss bilateral relations and pressing international issues. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
August 22, 2018 - 11:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. economic sanctions against Russia are senseless, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday, voicing hope that Washington will eventually agree to a constructive dialogue. Speaking after talks with Finnish counterpart Sauli Niinisto in Sochi, Putin described last month's Helsinki...
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Resident Engineer Steve Sherrill, with the US Army Corps of Engineers, talks about the project to raise some of the levees and seawalls in the area Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Port Arthur, Texas. As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile “spine” of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the Texas Gulf Coast.(AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
August 22, 2018 - 11:19 am
PORT ARTHUR, Texas (AP) — As the nation plans new defenses against the more powerful storms and higher tides expected from climate change, one project stands out: an ambitious proposal to build a nearly 60-mile "spine" of concrete seawalls, earthen barriers, floating gates and steel levees on the...
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August 21, 2018 - 7:48 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Moldova's government says it will wait for a new Romanian gas pipeline to be built rather than extend a deal with Russian energy company Gazprom. Economy Minister Chiril Gaburici told the TVC21 cable network that the economically-struggling nation, which relies on Russia...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018, file photo, a photograph of Shanann Watts and her daughters, Bella, 4, left, and Celeste, 3, is shown at a makeshift memorial in Frederick, Colo. Charges were filed Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, against 33-year-old Christopher Watts in the deaths of his pregnant wife and their two young daughters. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)
August 20, 2018 - 8:48 pm
DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man told police that he killed his pregnant wife in "a rage" when he discovered she had strangled their two daughters after he sought a separation, according to an arrest affidavit released on Monday. Colorado prosecutors, though, filed formal charges earlier in the day,...
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Jeanna Dietz hugs her daughter Eva, 7, while looking onto memorial on the front porch while others gather for a candle-lit vigil for Shanann Watts and her two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, in front of the Watts’ home on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, in Frederick, Colo. Authorities are expected to file formal charges Monday against Christopher Watts, an oil and gas worker who authorities said dumped his wife and daughters' bodies on his employer's property. (Timothy Hurst/The Coloradoan via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 7:23 pm
DENVER (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 5:20 p.m. A Colorado man told police that he killed his pregnant wife for strangling their daughters after he sought a separation. According to an arrest affidavit unsealed Monday,...
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A man falls asleep while sitting on a bench, in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. Venezuelans are bracing for dramatic economic measures the government has announced, including a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage. The changes start to take effect Monday with introduction of a new currency that lops five zeros off the country's fast-depreciating bills. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)
August 20, 2018 - 5:25 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Saul Jimenez just wanted to buy bread from his neighborhood bakery in Venezuela's capital on Monday. It did not go well. Banks and most other businesses were closed for the day as Venezuela launched a series of dramatic economic reforms, beginning with the release of a...
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