Frederic Guillemette

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Oil futures settle at a three-week high

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil prices rose further above the $100-a-barrel mark on Thursday, settling at their highest close in about three weeks, …

White House Unveils Plan to Cut Methane From Oil, Gas Sector

Icebergs and sea ice float atop the near-freezing waters of the Weddell Sea. Eric Galbraith<p>WASHINGTON — The White House said on Friday it will take a hard look at whether new regulations are needed to cut emissions of methane from the oil and gas industry, part of President Barack Obama's plan to …

The Weekly Oil & Gas Follies

<b>The Weekly Oil and Gas Follies – Volume 39, March 31, 2014</b><p><b>In which we drill down into the @GDBlackmon Twitter feed to briefly chronicle the week’s silliness, shenanigans, fake news and real news related to the oil and natural gas industry.</b><p><b>The title of this piece is true – after all, there seldom</b> …

Macy’s cutting 136 jobs at Galleria store it plans to close - Prime Property

(Steve Ueckert / Houston Chronicle FILE)<p>Macy’s is closing one of its two stores at the Galleria and employees recently received word that their jobs …

Foot Care Tips for Diabetics

Diabetics have to take special care of their feet. The disease can cause peripheral neuropathy—otherwise known as nerve damage. When this happens, …

Paul Ryan Is About To Become The Most Powerful Member Of The House Of Representatives

Michigan Republican Rep. Dave Camp announced Monday he will not seek re-election this fall, paving the way for Rep. Paul Ryan, the 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee, to become perhaps the most powerful member of the House of Representatives.<p>Ryan is the clear frontrunner to succeed Camp as …

Obama Told Military Leaders: Accept Gays In Military Or Step Down, Admiral Says

In a 2010 meeting in the Oval Office, the president told service chiefs they could "go do other things" if they didn't support abolishing DADT, Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Robert Papp said.<p>In a meeting with the heads of the five service branches in 2010, President Obama offered the leaders a …

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Why a Prominent Libertarian Thinks Rand Paul Would Have a Hard Time Winning in 2016

Kevin D. Williamson is a prominent libertarian who writes for National Review and Politico, among other publications. A little over a week ago, he asserted in Politico Magazine that “Americans hate libertarianism,” even if they don’t realize it at the moment.<p>Williamson’s article, which centers …

Rearview cameras to be mandated

Years late, the Transportation Department issued a rule Monday that will require rearview technology in all new cars and many light trucks — an effort to reduce deaths and serious injuries caused by backup accidents.<p>The final rule issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will …

Jeb Bush 2016 presidential run: Why it would be hard on the GOP.

Jeb Bush is having a moment. For two months or so, as Chris Christie’s presidential fortunes have appeared abridged, people who have supported the …

Eurozone Inflation Comes In Weak

We just got one of the most important numbers of the week: Eurozone inflation. And it came in weak.<p>For March, the rate of inflation was 0.5%, down from 0.7% in February, and lower than the 0.6% that was expected.<p>Here's the quick chart, made by Eurostat. You can see how in almost all of the major …

Huawei profits surge 34% on strong China demand

<b>Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei has reported a 34% increase in annual profits, its fastest growth in profits for four years.</b><p>Net profit for 2013 was 21bn yuan ($3.38bn; £2bn), compared with 15.6bn yuan the year before.<p>Huawei said the growth was due to strong demand from China, as the country …

European Union Exports 'Support Over 4 Million UK Jobs'

Exports to European Union countries are worth £211 billion to the British economy and help support 4.2 million UK jobs, according to analysis by an …

Associated Press News

George Osborne commits to 'fight for full employment'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1065000/1065112_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1525230898_9bb942cd70155366bad52c0bb88eb8b7<p><b>George Osborne has committed the Conservatives to targeting "full employment", saying that tax and welfare changes would help achieve it.</b><p>The …

Oil ends lower, but scores for quarterly rise

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Oil futures settled modestly lower on Monday as disappointing data on Chicago-area businesses contributed to a pullback …

How to go from the couch to running 5K in eight weeks

My biggest piece of advice for anyone who wants to start running is "just start" – lace up your running shoes and go.<p>The hardest part of any exercise program – especially running – is getting started. When I first started to run, each step was torture. Now running is my bliss.<p>Your first workout …

Samsung chiefs top Apple’s Tim Cook in pay

As Samsung Electronics renews its long-running legal battle with Apple, its three co-chief executives can take comfort in the fact that they each …

China’s high-speed rail is so popular, it’s hurting the domestic airline industry

China Southern Airlines is the latest Chinese airline to post miserable year-end 2013 results. Net profit dropped 24% to 1.99 billion yuan ($321 million), and operating profit fell 70%. China Southern Airlines joins Air China, where net profit dropped 32% in 2013, and China Eastern Airlines, where …

After Latin America’s boom years, anticipating the deluge

Back in 2008, President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva boasted that the tsunami of the global financial crisis would register barely a ripple, <i>uma …

Yellen: Fed’s ‘extraordinary’ aid to last for some time

A previous version of the chart on long-term joblessness had an incorrect label.<p>WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen …

Asian Markets Are Rallying

Hong Kong's Hang Seng is up 1.0%, while the Shanghai Composite is up 0.7%. Japan's Nikkei 225 and Korea's KOSPI are both slightly higher, while the U.S. dollar is up slightly against the Japanese yen.<p>China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index unexpectedly advanced to 50.3 in March …

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China manufacturing output remains weak in March

<b>Official data from the Chinese government showed that manufacturing expanded slightly in March.</b><p>A final reading of the official purchasing managers' index (PMI) was 50.3 in March, up from an eight-month low of 50.2 in February.<p>Any reading above 50 indicates expansion.<p>However, a separate survey by …

What Blue Chip Companies Are Finding Out The Hard Way: We Are All Startups

The classic corporate business approach for devising a business strategy is to allow a vice president of the company to put forward a plan – complete with financial projections and a slide show; then throw money at it to see what will happen. The plan would then play out for several quarters, and …