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Share Price: 318.80
Bid: 318.10
Ask: 318.25
Change: 5.70 (1.82%)
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Open: 313.10
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Low: 311.80
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CREDIT MARKETS: Encouraging US Data Boosts Debt Markets

By Chris Dieterich Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Credit markets were generally firmer Tuesday, bolstered in part by news of improved manufacturing conditions. An index of New York State manufacturing increased to 19.57 from 19.11 in May and import prices fell 0.6% in May,

15 Jun 10 21:54

MONEY TALKS: Reforming Both Big Banks And Big Oil Companies

By Michael Casey A DOW JONES NEWSWIRES COLUMN NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--There's an unnerving familiarity to the U.S. government's handling of the Gulf oil spill, with its ad hoc demands on BP PLC's (BP) cash flow and its chaotic and poorly planned cleanup effort. We went through a similar af

15 Jun 10 21:16

UPDATE: BP: Temporary Shut-Down On Discoverer Enterprise After Fire

(Adds details on oil recovery efforts.) HOUSTON (Dow Jones)--BP PLC (BP) on Tuesday shut down its oil containment and recovery operation in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as a safety precaution, following a fire aboard the vessel that has been processing the oil. This is the latest snag in the com

15 Jun 10 20:17

BP Bonds Fall, CDS Soar After Fitch Cuts Rating To Near Junk

By Mark Stein and James Herron Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--BP PLC (BP) bonds slumped and the cost of insuring the oil company's debt soared Tuesday after Fitch Ratings downgraded BP's long-term issuer default rating to just above junk. Fitch slashed BP's credit rating by

15 Jun 10 20:15

HEARD ON THE STREET: Multiple Realities Weigh On BP

By Liam Denning A DOW JONES COLUMN An aide to President George W. Bush once said "we create out own reality." When it comes to BP, the administration of his successor displays similar power. BP was dealt a six-notch downgrade to its credit rating by Fitch Ratings Tuesday. Fitch couldn't

15 Jun 10 19:59

Statoil Moves To End Contracts For US Gulf Drilling--Spokesman

By Brian Baskin Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Statoil A/S (STO, STL.OS) is moving to suspend its contracts for two drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, citing the U.S. moratorium on offshore drilling. The Norwegian oil company is invoking a force-majeure clause in its cont

15 Jun 10 19:57

AT A GLANCE: Oil Executives Testify In DC; Fitch Downgrades BP

THE NEWS: Executives from BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) and other major oil companies are testifying before Congress on Tuesday as oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's damaged well. Executives from Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM), ConocoPhillips (COP), Royal Dutch Shell PLC (RDSA) and Chevr

15 Jun 10 19:49

BP: Temporary Shut-Down On Discoverer Enterprise After Fire

DOW JONES NEWSWIRES The ship Discoverer Enterprise, from which BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) is recovering oil from a giant spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has been shut down temporarily following a small fire that has been extinguished, the company said Tuesday. The fire, discovered at about 9:30 a.m. C

15 Jun 10 19:43

Anger Over Oil Spill Spills Over To BP-Branded Fuel Retailers

By Naureen S. Malik Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES Independent sellers of BP-branded fuel are facing a backlash, one that could have debilitating effects on many small business owners, as the public's outrage grows over the oil company's inability to stop the massive Gulf of Mexico spill. But e

15 Jun 10 19:40

PRESS RELEASE: TEMPORARY SHUT-DOWN ON THE DISCOVERER ENTERPRISE

TEMPORARY SHUT-DOWN ON THE DISCOVERER ENTERPRISE Release Date: 15 June 2010 At approximately 9:30 am CDT, a small fire was observed at the top of the derrick on the Discoverer Enterprise. The fire was quickly extinguished. The preliminary view is that the fire was caused by a lightning strik

15 Jun 10 19:32

HEARD ON THE STREET: Stock Indexes' Dead Weight

By Michael Casey A DOW JONES COLUMN Diversify. Diversify. Diversify. For years it was a trusted mantra: the simple idea that to mitigate the impact of nasty surprises from one company or sector, investors should hold a diversified portfolio of stocks from a cross-section of industries. T

15 Jun 10 19:24

US Lawmakers Assess Spill Readiness Of Major Oil Companies

By Tennille Tracy Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--As BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) struggles to control the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, U.S. lawmakers are trying to determine whether any of the major oil companies would be better equipped to handle similar disasters. In a hearing held

15 Jun 10 19:21

BP Exec Says Company Supports Administration Decisions

By Tennille Tracy Of DOW JONES NEWSIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--A top BP PLC (BP) executive said he supports the Obama administration's handling of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill amid growing criticism of the government's response. At a congressional hearing Tuesday, BP America Presiden

15 Jun 10 18:46

Official:Tally Of Spill-Flow Rates Won't Be Known For Long Time

By Shayndi Raice Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--A top government scientist surveying the damage to the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill said the final tally of oil flow rates will not be known for a long time. In testimony before the House Natural Resour

15 Jun 10 18:23

BP WATCH: Shares Up After Claims Acceleration, But Worries Remain

By Donna Kardos Yesalavich Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)--Shares of BP PLC (BP) turned higher in the U.S. Tuesday afternoon after the oil giant said it has approved initial payments toward 90% of commercial large loss claims that have been filed as a result of financial impacts

15 Jun 10 18:11

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