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Friday, May 29, 2015
Oil prices rose in Asia Thursday on expectations that the latest U.S. stockpiles report will show a further dip in crude reserves as traders worry about a global oversupply, analysts said.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Asian stock markets were ruffled Wednesday by Greece's impending cash crunch and expectations the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates this year for the first time in almost a decade. But Europe and U.S. futures traded higher.
The U.S. dollar was sitting around eight-year highs against the yen Wednesday following upbeat U.S. data, while the euro came under further selling pressure over growing fears Greece will default on its debt obligations.
Oil prices rose in Asia Wednesday on bargain-hunting following sharp falls in the previous session triggered by a strong U.S. dollar and continued concern over the global supply glut, analysts said.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
They're not Hollywood stars, they're not TV personalities and they don't play in a rock band, but their pay packages are in the same league.
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A series of anonymous telephone threats against commercial airliners Monday, possibly from the same source, prompted searches of at least two planes at Kennedy Airport and nearly interrupted a third flight from the United Kingdom, authorities said.
Major Asian markets mostly rose Tuesday, with Hong Kong and Shanghai leading the way, while Tokyo marked an eighth straight gain to a 15-year high.
Oil prices gained slightly in subdued Asian trade Tuesday as dealers searched for fresh cues following public holidays in the United States and much of Europe.
The dollar powered to a fresh eight-year high against the yen on Tuesday, while the euro was weighed by growing concerns about Greece's bailout talks as a repayment deadline looms.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Protester leaves Shell ship off US coast; 1 remains
Twe of two protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of the U.S. city of Seattle, Washington left the vessel on Sunday, but the other remained suspended from its anchor chain in an effort to draw attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off northwestern Alaska.
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