NEW YORK (TheStreet) — Shares of Chevron(CVX – Get Report) are down by 1.66% to $80.20 in after-hours trading on Friday, after closing the day up by 4.1% to $81.55 as crude prices rallied.

Oil prices gained despite spending much of the day down after data showed a fifth consecutive weekly decline in the US oil rig count.

US energy companies reduced the number of oil rigs by 26 last week according to oil services company Baker Hughes (BHI).

Bob Samii, a Greater Boston native and founder of Newton-based digital marketing agency inMotion Real Estate Media, has launched a real estate marketing platform to help commercial properties have a better online presence., a spinoff company of the nine-year-old inMotion, went live this week. The software allows users to create a website individualized for commercial properties, listing key information such as a property description and amenities, integrating with Google Maps and showcasing an interactive photo gallery.

Forget recent stock market volatility: Real estate experts say the outlook for Southwest Floridas economic future is sunny.

Strong job and population growth will spur a healthy economy and robust real estate development in every sector, the experts told a group of about 150 businesspeople at a Real Estate Investment Society workshop Friday at the Cohen Center at Florida Gulf Coast University.

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NEW YORK Oct 2 (Reuters) – Louis Dreyfus Commodities BVs
proprietary metals trading head Matthew Heap and
metals research analyst Raphael Bonvillian have left after more
than five years at the global commodities merchant, a
spokeswoman told Reuters on Friday.

Heap was responsible for the internal base and precious
metals brokerage desk and proprietary metals trading and had
been with the privately held company since December 2009,
according to his LinkedIn profile.

Bonvillian was global head of research for metals for just
over two years and prior to that, he traded sugar at Louis
Dreyfus for just...

In past columns, weve talked a lot about the financial advantages of home ownership. Even with the massive swings weve seen for real estate, home ownership, over time, remains one of the most secure ways to build long term wealth. The combination of low mortgage rates and tax advantages such as mortgage interest and property tax deductions, as well as capital gains exclusions, will almost always make buying a better financial decision than renting. But, home ownership isnt all about the money. There are a number of other factors that can make owning a home the preferred choice.

Personal Freedom: Back when I (Bob) moved into my first house, it was a rental. Nevertheless, it was an achievement...

Corbi Parker, broker, Benchmark Realty

Corbi Parker/The Corbi Parker Team             

318 Seaboard Lane, Suite 115, Franklin 37067

Direct: 615-430-4477

Main office: 615-371-1544

Years in business: 11-plus

Describe the company and explain what makes it unique. How did you become involved in real estate? I have worked with boutique-style firms and national name brand firms, and none fit my personality and business style as well as Benchmark Realty.

The fact that only seasoned, experienced agents are allowed to affiliate with them made it an even more obvious choice. I consider myself self-motivated...

In its latest blog, Modern Markets Initiative discusses how the presence of high-frequency traders is not a surprise in other asset classes as some might be led to believe.

The use of high frequency trading (HFT) tools by the top firms dealing in US Treasuries – banks and non-banks alike – has been prevalent for a long time. As one knowledgeable observer put it, does anyone think dealer volume has been getting done with an abacus? But you would think HFT in treasuries is Breaking News after the release of a confidential BrokerTec list generated media coverage reporting HFT Dominance. The BrokerTec list of top interdealer firms for treasuries by volume had just two banks...

Homebuyers in Fort Worth are finding low inventory and a losing multiple bidding wars, great news for home sellers. (Published Friday, Oct. 2, 2015)

Thomson ReutersTrafigura logo is pictured in the company entrance in Geneva

By Dmitry Zhdannikov

LONDON (Reuters) – When Claude Dauphin, the billionaire founder of Trafigura, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, few doubted he would entirely abandon the fierce work ethic or grueling travel that helped him to build one of the worlds biggest commodity traders.

In fact, according to some insiders, he barely slowed down in the months prior to his death this week in Bogota, Colombia, where he went to inspect the firms facilities.

Over the past 18 months, the 64-year-old Frenchman worked hard, hoping to ensure a smooth succession, naming a new chief executive officer...


When Cox Automotive first announced it was going to acquire Dealertrack Technologies, officials believed the deal would be finalized during the third quarter. The companies will just make that timeframe if the deadline for the fourth extension of the tender offer is met.

The companies said on Wednesday that the offer previously set to expire at midnight ET that day was extended until midnight ET on the last day of September and the end of the third quarter.