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Oil Prices Boosted by Chinese Crude Imports

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Oil prices rose, supported by elevated geopolitical tensions and data showing an increase in Chinese crude imports.

Russia Skirts U.S. Sanctions With $27 Billion Arctic Gas Plant

Russia is launching Yamal LNG, a $27-billion Arctic gas project that is a symbol of its efforts to overcome Western sanctions and strengthen ties with China.

BASF Agree Oil-and-Gas Merger with DEA

Germany's BASF has agreed to merge its oil-and-gas subsidiaries with rival DEA.

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Japan Missile Plans Put North Korean Bases Within Range

Japan plans to make its first purchase of missiles that could target North Korean military bases from long distance, a major military upgrade as a rising nuclear threat from Pyongyang sparks a regional arms race.

Mine the Gap: More Women Embrace Mining Careers

Companies' efforts to diversify their workforces and advances in technology mean more women are heading to remote mines.

GE Cuts 18% of Jobs in Power Unit After Misjudging Demand

GE said it was cutting 12,000 jobs in its power business, or nearly 20% of the unit's workforce, as the conglomerate slashes costs and battles overcapacity in its core business.

Wall Street Tells Frackers to Stop Counting Barrels, Start Making Profits

The shale-oil revolution boosted production and made America the world's oil-and-gas champion. Now, shareholders are insisting producers stop counting barrels and start chasing higher returns.

Ford to Move Electric Car Production to Mexico

Ford plans to produce a future electric car in Mexico, reversing plans announced in January to make its Flat Rock, Mich., assembly plant its main electric-vehicle production site.

Westinghouse Creditors Criticize Marketing Process

Major creditors of Westinghouse Electric Co. say they are concerned that their interests are taking a back seat to corporate parent Toshiba Corp., as company advisers solicit bids for the business.

Move Over, Cushing: Houston Emerges as Oil Trading Hub

Houston has long been the capital of the U.S. energy industry. Now it is vying to be the center of global oil trading, as analysts say the Houston price better reflects market dynamics for U.S. crude than Cushing, Oklahoma.

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December 08, 2017 11:15 ET (16:15 GMT)