NY Comptroller To Chevron: Time To Pay $18 Billion Ecuador Fine

New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli renewed his call on Friday that Chevron Corp. (NYSE: CVX), the second-largest oil company in the U.S., settle its legal battle against a multibillion-dollar judgment in Ecuador, to avoid further damaging its reputation and shareholder value.

Oil, Stocks, Yields Tumble: Daily Markets Wrap

Disappointing jobs growth in the U.S., together with shrinking manufacturing and services activity in the euro zone, had equities and commodities in retreat and bond yields down. News this weekend isn't likely to calm jitters, with elections in both Greece and France, which may get its first new socialist president since 1981.

Pre-Market Movers (DGI, LNKD, VE, DB, DOW, NRF, SDRL, AIG)

The companies whose shares are moving in pre-market trade Friday are: DigitalGlobe Inc, Linkedin Corporation, Veolia Environnement, Deutsche Bank, The Dow Chemical Company, Northstar Realty Finance Corp and Seadrill Ltd American International Group Inc.

Mitsui, Mitsubishi Buy Stake in Woodside's Browse LNG Project

Woodside Petroleum Limited (AX: WPL) sold a 14.7 percent stake in its Browse liquid natural gas (LNG) development project for $2 billion to a Japanese joint venture operated by Mitsui & Company Limited and Mitsubishi Corporation, the Australian company announced Tuesday.



50 Key Earnings Reports To Watch, April 23-27

Earnings season is in full swing, and about 80 percent of the companies that have already reported topped estimates. We ran a screen and produced a list of 50 key companies set to report their earnings between April 23 and 27.

Dow Chemical To Build Texas Plant

Dow Chemical Co. (NYSE: DOW), the second-largest chemical company by revenue, said Thursday it will build an ethylene plant in Texas to take advantage of the sharply lower costs of natural gas feedstock, something its foreign rivals cannot take advantage of.