The following is a selection of the most important news affecting the oil market.
News Corp.’s Fox will add three dramas and four comedies to a September schedule that also includes Simon Cowell’s “X-Factor” talent competition.
A hyper-vigilant CIA agent on Showtime’s “Homeland” explains her obsession with a new terrorist threat this way: “I missed something once before.”
News Corp.’s Fox television, the most-watched U.S. broadcast network among younger viewers, is adding four comedies to its prime-time schedule following a decline in ratings for “American Idol.”
Husky Energy Inc., the integrated oil and natural gas producer controlled by Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-Shing, said third-quarter profit rose as increased refining activity offset production cuts.
The four biggest U.S. television networks are introducing the most shows in seven years as subscription services like Netflix Inc. make spending on new programs less risky.
Exxon Mobil Corp.’s plans to develop a $14 billion underwater oil field off Newfoundland’s coast allows the world’s biggest energy company to hedge against discounted crude from Canada’s oil sands.
Markel Corp., the seller of property-casualty coverage, agreed to buy Alterra Capital Holdings Ltd. for about $3.13 billion in cash and stock to expand in reinsurance.
Francois Hollande helped President Francois Mitterrand nationalize companies in the 1980s. A decade later, he helped Prime Minister Lionel Jospin sell them.
The Syncrude upgrader near Fort McMurray, Alberta, will undergo six weeks of maintenance in September and October, Suncor Energy Inc. , a member of the joint venture that owns the plant, said in a statement .