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Noble cuts dividend, pares back spending budget

Houston oil producer Noble Energy slashed its quarterly dividend, becoming the latest energy company to pare back its regular cash payments to shareholders amid industry-wide cost-cutting. ...

Carbo Ceramics suspends dividend in move to preserve cash

As the oil crash continues to pinch budgets and spur a retreat from the oil patch, several companies have announced plans to decided to temporarily stop distributing a portion of earnings as they look for new ways to protect their bottom lines. ...

Occidental to receive about $1 billion from Ecuador

Occidental Petroleum Corp. said it expects to receive about $1 billion from the Republic of Ecuador this year as part of an arbitration claim against the government following a longstanding dispute over the seizure of its oil field a decade ago. ...

Houston gasoline approaching another low

Many gasoline stations across the Houston metro area are selling regular gasoline for less than $1.50 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. ...

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