Energy

Oil ends higher, lifted by Saudi Aramco’s demand optimism, China data

Oil futures end higher Monday, buoyed after Saudi Aramco’s chief executive offers upbeat comments on demand and following encouraging Chinese data. 3:37 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020

Canada’s last intact ice shelf collapses due to global warming

Much of Canada’s remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said. 3:21 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020

After 150 days of the COVID-19 pandemic, here are the best- and worst-performing stocks

The tech sector is still in the lead, but consumer-discretionary group trails only slightly. 2:09 p.m. Aug. 10, 2020

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Charting a bull-trend pullback, S&P 500 nails first support (3,328)

U.S. stocks are mixed early Monday, vacillating as pending fiscal stimulus measures continue to take shape. Against this backdrop, the S&P 500 has briefly tagged a five-month high — rising from first support (3,328) — as the Nasdaq Composite extends a respectable pullback from last week’s record high.

11:59 a.m. Aug. 10, 2020
 - Bloomberg
20 stocks that investors hate but Wall Street loves as the S&P 500 nears a record high

The rally for U.S. stocks from the March bottom has been remarkable, but most S&P 500 stocks are down for 2020.

4:22 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020
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How one small group of traders ‘made more money than they could have dreamed of’ — and in a single day

When crude prices plunged into negative territory for the first time ever back in April, one thing was clear: There were some serious losers — and winners — in the oil pits. Now, Bloomberg News has identified a remarkable example of the latter.

12:25 p.m. Aug. 8, 2020
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ExxonMobil will suspend its 401 (k) matching—as threats to its dividend mount

Companies take drastic measures to shore up their finances

11:15 a.m. Aug. 8, 2020
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Oil ends lower as U.S.-China tensions mount, but logs weekly gain

Oil futures end lower Friday, but book weekly gains, with pressure tied to rising tensions between the U.S. and China after President Donald Trump imposes a sweeping but unspecified ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of consumer apps TikTok and WeChat.

3:34 p.m. Aug. 7, 2020
Oil futures remain lower after weekly rig count shows another fall

Oil futures remained lower in afternoon trade Friday, showing little movement after oil-field services company Baker Hughes said the number of U.S. oil rigs fell by 4 this week to 176. West Texas Intermediate crude for September delivery on the New York Mercantile Exchange was down 68 cents, or 1.6%, at $41.27 a barrel.

1:09 p.m. Aug. 7, 2020
Charting a decisive August breakout, Nasdaq clears 20-day volatility bands

U.S. stocks are slightly lower early Friday, pressured modestly despite a better-than-expected monthly U.S. jobs report. Against this backdrop, the Nasdaq Composite is digesting a strong August start — punctuated by four consecutive record closes — while the S&P 500 has staged an orderly pullback from five-month highs.

12:01 p.m. Aug. 7, 2020
 - Bloomberg
Oil snaps 4-day winning streak as worries over fuel demand weigh

Oil futures end a choppy trading session in negative territory, snapping a four-day winning streak, as investors weighed a surprising fall in U.S. weekly first-time jobless claims against worries about lackluster fuel demand.

3:16 p.m. Aug. 6, 2020

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