Oil and gas industry

A chart on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the rise of the S&P 500 index since 2009, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Stocks are off to a mixed start on Wall Street as the U.S. market is poised to reach its longest-ever bull run. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 22, 2018 - 5:59 pm
The bull market in U.S. stocks is now the longest on record. The current bull run on Wall Street became the longest in history on Wednesday at 3,453 days, beating the bull market of the 1990s that ended in the dot-com collapse in 2000. That's how long the benchmark S&P 500 index of major U.S...
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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 - 10:19 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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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, American flags fly in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:58 pm
U.S. stocks moved higher Tuesday afternoon as investors welcomed solid results from homebuilders, retailers and other companies. Technology stocks and banks also rose. The rally briefly placed the S&P 500 on track for an all-time high. The benchmark index of large U.S. companies was hovering...
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August 21, 2018 - 10:16 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Russia sanctions (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The Treasury Department is going after two companies and two Russians suspected of trying to circumvent U.S. sanctions imposed in June in response to cyberattacks and other malicious activities run by Moscow's military...
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August 21, 2018 - 6:48 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 - This July 15, 2013, file photo, shows a sign for Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 20, 2018 - 9:59 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mixed Tuesday amid doubts on the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped nearly 0.2 percent in morning trading to 22,158.35, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 lost 0.9 percent to 6,290...
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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 - 6:56 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 shortly after prosecutors charged the man with his family's murders...
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A butcher pushes beef ribs to sell at Las Pulgas market in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Venezuelans are bracing for a 3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage on Monday, leaving one butcher contemplating firing some of his six employees just to stay in business, and the introduction of a new currency that lops five zeros off the country’s fast-depreciating bills. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
August 20, 2018 - 10:38 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela on Monday began to launch dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, including a new currency and a more-than-3,000 percent hike in the minimum wage. The changes start with the introduction of a currency that...
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August 20, 2018 - 8:01 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — U.S. oil giant ConocoPhillips says it has reached an agreement with Venezuela*s state-owned oil company to recover nearly $2 billion it was awarded as part of a decade-old expropriation dispute. Monday's statement from Houston-based Conoco says that PDVSA has agreed to...
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FILE - In this July 3, 2017 file photo, Chairman and CEO of France's Total SA Patrick Pouyanne, seated second left, managing director of Iran's Petropars Hamid Akbari, left, CEO of National Iranian Oil Company Ali Kardor, second right, and President of China's CNPC International Lv Gongxun sing the documents of a contract to develop an Iranian gas field, as Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh, standing at center, and Chinese ambassador to Tehran Pang Sen look on, in Tehran, Iran. Iran's oil minister said Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, that France's oil giant Total SA has pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country's massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed U.S. sanctions. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)
August 20, 2018 - 7:53 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's oil minister said on Monday that France's oil giant Total SA has officially pulled out of Iran after cancelling its $5 billion, 20-year agreement to develop the country's massive South Pars offshore natural gas field over renewed U.S. sanctions. The parliament's website...
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