-- MARKET WATCH: Oil prices continue slow climb Oil prices generally continued a relatively slow climb Apr. 22 with front-month crude up 0.9% in the New York futures market and North Sea Brent closing above $100/bbl.
-- Halliburton discussing settlement in Macondo blowout Halliburton Co. is negotiating a settlement of legal claims related to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon semisubmersible drilling rig explosion following a blowout of the deepwater Gulf of Mexico Macondo well off Louisiana, the company said.
-- MARKET WATCH: Rumors of OPEC action boosts oil prices Oil prices rebounded Apr. 18 with the front-month crude contract up 1.2% from its low for the year in the previous session on rumors ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries may call a special meeting in response to sinking markets.
-- Mackenzie new BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie has been named chief executive officer of BHP Billiton Ltd., succeeding Marius Kloppers, who will retire. Mackenzie has been group executive and chief executive nonferrous.