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Natural Gas Drops
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Natural Gas Drops

Natural gas prices were lower early on Friday following yet another big rise in U.S. inventories as moderate summer temperatures keeps power demand weak. Gas for September delivery was last seen down US$0.03 to US$2.10 per million British thermal units in Nymex electronic trade. Prices for the fuel have remained […]

AT&T Maintains Full-Year Guidance
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AT&T Maintains Full-Year Guidance

AT&T (T) reiterated its full-year guidance on Wednesday as it posted fiscal second-quarter results that were about in line with analysts’ expectations as the telecommunications major’s acquisition of Time Warner bore fruit. The Dallas-based company reported revenue of $44.96 billion in the period, up 15% from the corresponding quarter of […]

Ireland’s CRH Agrees to Sell European Distribution Business
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Ireland’s CRH Agrees to Sell European Distribution Business

Ireland’s biggest firm CRH (CRH) said early Tuesday that it agreed to divest its European distribution business to private equity funds managed by the US-based Blackstone (BX) for an enterprise value of 1.64 billion euros ($1.85 billion) in cash. The decision follows a “comprehensive strategic” review by the Dublin-based building […]

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S&P 500 Posts 0.4% Increase as Energy, Technology Lead to Upside While Materials Stocks Weigh

The Standard & Poor’s 500 index edged up 0.4% this week as the energy, technology and financial sectors led to the upside but the advance was limited by declines in other sectors including materials. The index ended the week at 2,803.69, up from last Friday’s closing level of 2,792.67. This […]

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US Stocks Post Modest Advance Friday; Dow Weekly Winning Streak Ends

Major market indexes closed higher, ending the week on a positive note in the face of some negative economic data on manufacturing and consumer sentiment that was released on Friday. The Nasdaq Composite Index led the market’s widely followed gauges higher, followed by the S&P 500. The energy and health […]