Mattel soars while Hasbro and Goodyear tumble
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:
Phillips 66, up $1.78 to $93.52
Higher refining margins helped the oil refiner beat Wall Street forecasts.
Mattel Inc., up $2.87 to $15.23
Strong sales of Barbie dolls pushed the toy maker to a fourth-quarter profit.
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., down $1.86 to $18.69
The tire maker fell short of Wall Street forecasts due to lower sales and issued a weak outlook for the tire market.
Phillips 66: 4Q Earnings Snapshot
HOUSTON (AP) _ Phillips 66 (PSX) on Friday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $2.24 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of $4.82. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were $4.87 per share.
The results beat Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.76 per share.
Clerk who wrongly shot patron gets 9 years in prison
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former gas station clerk in St. Louis has been sentenced to more than nine years in prison for shooting a customer he wrongly suspected of stealing candy.
Taleb Jawher was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court, where he pleaded guilty in May to being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. He is awaiting trial in state court on a first-degree murder charge.
Man robs store, apologizes as he leaves
RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. (AP) — An apologetic robber is being sought in suburban St. Louis.
KMOV-TV reports that two men entered the In and Out Market in Richmond Heights on Tuesday afternoon. One of them pointed a gun at the cashier and demanded money.
As the gunman walked away with less than $200 he turned to the cashier and said, "I'm sorry. I don't want to do this."
Pipeline spills crude oil on private property near Belt
GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — An oil pipeline spilled 3,400 barrels of crude oil on about 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of private property southeast of Great Falls, near Belt.
ABC Fox Montana reports the spill from the Phillips 66 pipeline happened on Nov. 14.
Cleanup has included vacuuming up spilled oil and removing contaminated soil.
Phillips 66, Bridger plan for new pipeline to Texas
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Phillips 66 and Bridger Pipeline say they have preliminary plans for a new pipeline to send Bakken crude oil to Texas.
The companies say the Liberty Pipeline would transport 350,000 barrels of oil per day from the Bakken and Rockies production areas to Corpus Christi, Texas.
Phillips 66: 3Q Earnings Snapshot
HOUSTON (AP) _ Phillips 66 (PSX) on Friday reported third-quarter net income of $1.49 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had net income of $3.18. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, were $3.10 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.50 per share.
Bloomberg pledges $1M to Washington state’s carbon measure
SEATTLE (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has pledged $1 million to back Washington state's carbon fee ballot measure.
Initiative 1631 on the November ballot would charge large polluters an escalating fee on fossil-fuel emissions starting at $15 per metric ton.
Bloomberg's spokeswoman, Lee Cochran, said he announced his pledge Tuesday night in New York.
St. Louis man wins $1 million in Lottery game
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is the winner of $1 million in a Missouri Lottery game, becoming the 500th person to win a prize worth $1 million or more in the state lottery's 32-year history.
The Lottery said Thursday that Ramic Nijaz won the prize playing the "$300 Million Golden Ticket" scratchers game. He purchased the winning ticket at a Phillips 66 station on Lemay Ferry Road on Sept. 7.
The "$300 Million Golden Ticket" game started in 2016.
Initiative fight over carbon pollution fee draws big money
SEATTLE (AP) — The fight over a ballot initiative that would charge a carbon pollution fee is already drawing big money.
Initiative 1631 would charge large industrial emitters an escalating fee of $15 per metric ton of carbon emissions starting in 2020. Money raised — about $1 billion in the first year — would pay for projects aimed at reducing pollution and protecting the environment.
If passed, it would be the first such direct fee on carbon emissions in the U.S.
Illinois oil refinery to upgrade in pollution settlement
ROXANA, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois oil refinery will spend nearly $11 million on pollution controls in settling a federal lawsuit accusing it of excessive dangerous chemical emissions.
GODFREY, Ill. (AP) — Ivanka Trump toured the welding facility at a southwestern Illinois community college as she promoted the importance of continued worker training.
The daughter of President Donald Trump traveled Wednesday to Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey, which opened a $4.5 million training center in 2016 with 30 welding stations.
Phillips 66: 2Q Earnings Snapshot
HOUSTON (AP) _ Phillips 66 (PSX) on Friday reported second-quarter profit of $1.34 billion.
On a per-share basis, the Houston-based company said it had profit of $2.84. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $2.80 per share.
The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $2.16 per share.
BELLE CHASSE, La. (AP) — The body of a contract worker at a Louisiana refinery has been recovered days after a fatal fall.
Phillips 66 spokesman Dennis Nuss tells news outlets that a HydroChemPSC employee fell into the 15-foot-deep (5-meter-deep) water basin of the refinery's primary cooling tower on Wednesday night. Attempts to recover the worker were unsuccessful, leading to the beginning of a 48-hour shutdown process to allow emergency responders safe access.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Wednesday:
Abaxis Inc., up $11.59 to $83.34
The veterinary products company agreed to be bought by Zoetis for $83 a share, or $1.88 billion.
Macy's Inc., up $3.24 to $33.17
The department store raised its annual forecasts after a better-than-expected first quarter.
GameStop Corp., up 4 cents to $13.55
CNBC reported that hedge fund Tiger Management urged the video game maker to conduct a strategic review of its business.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis gas station clerk facing a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a customer he believed tried to steal candy has pleaded guilty to a related federal gun charge.
The U.S. attorney's office announced Monday that 40-year-old Taleb Jawher admitted to being in possession of a firearm while in the country illegally, which carries up to a 10-year sentence. Immigration officials say Jawher, who is originally from Jordan, came to the U.S. legally but overstayed his visa.
Bill Shaughnessy was presented with the USA Swimming and Minnesota Swimming Phillips 66 Outstanding Service Award at Sunday’s final day of the 14-and-Under State Swim Championship.
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William J. Shepherd “Shep” 87 of Harlowton died early Sunday morning, March 18, 2018 in Wheatland Memorial Healthcare of natural causes. He was born Oct. 25, 1930 on the Winnecook Ranch in Harlowton the son of Charles and Verdie (Abney) Shepherd. He received his schooling in Harlowton schools and he...
Smash and grab yields six-pack of beer for burglar, Madison police say
A smash and grab burglary at a gas station early Sunday morning resulted in a six-pack of beer stolen from the store.
The Tompkins boys basketball team narrowly missed program history last year, finishing one game from the District 19-6A championship as Cinco Ranch pulled ahead of a three-way tie on the final night.
Buffett’s firm invests in drugmaker Teva, trims Phillips 66
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett's company on Wednesday revealed a new investment in struggling Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals and trimmed its holdings in oil refiner Phillips 66 by selling 35 million shares back to the company for $3.3 billion.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. disclosed those moves and several other tweaks to its stock holdings in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Bluffs police investigating officer-involved shooting that left man in critical condition
Council Bluffs police were investigating a shooting by an officer early Thursday that left a man in critical condition.
The incident began around 3:10 a.m. at a Phillips 66 convenience store at 611 E. Broadway near Frank Street.
Records such as 10-0 in November for a Katy High School team might first bring to mind the football squad, and the Tigers were indeed undefeated on the gridiron as Katy ISD hosts its Phillips 66 Katy Classic, Nov. 30-Dec. 2.
SPEARFISH — The Spearfish City Council Monday approved 12 retail liquor, nine package liquor, and 20 retail wine license renewals for 2018.
SPEARFISH — At approximately 2:45 a.m. this morning, a single male subject entered the Phillips 66 station at Exit 14 in Spearfish carrying a handgun and demanding money.
Tax break granted to Phillips 66 oil refinery in Montana
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Yellowstone County commissioners in Montana have approved a tax break sought by the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Billings.
The tax break approved Tuesday is for a project that improved the refinery's crude oil processing and sulfur recovery. The project began in 2015 and was completed in June. The project cost close to $300 million.
St. Louis man accused in killing over candy
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis gas station clerk has been charged in the death of a customer after allegedly believing the victim tried to steal a bag of candy.
Lawsuit: Refinery, chemical plant worsened Harvey flooding
SWEENY, Texas (AP) — Homeowners southwest of Houston claim in a lawsuit that temporary dams erected by Phillips 66 and Phillips Chevron to protect two facilities from Harvey floodwaters caused their own land to flood.
The lawsuit filed last week in Brazoria County alleges that inflatable barricades were placed along two bayous near Sweeny in August to protect a refinery and a chemical plant from flooding.
Gas prices spike as refineries remain shut
NEW YORK (AP) — Gas prices hit a high for the year on Labor Day as refineries work to recover after Harvey.
As of Monday, the nationwide average for a gallon of gas was averaged $2.638, according to the AAA. That's up from $2.45 on Thursday.
Gas prices are expected to decline by mid- to late September because early reports do not show significant damage to refineries in Corpus Christi and Houston, AAA spokeswoman Jeanette Casselano said in a statement Thursday.
Energy chief taps emergency oil reserve in wake of Harvey
WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Thursday he is releasing 500,000 barrels of crude oil from an emergency stockpile in a bid to prevent gasoline prices from spiking in the wake of disruptions caused by Harvey.
Perry said he's authorized immediate shipments of crude to the Phillips 66 refinery in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The oil will be replenished under an exchange arrangement similar to a loan.
Rick Westenmeyer has been dishing up soft-serve with a twist for the past 37 years. First it was Boy Blue, then it was Blue Boy, and the business is now experiencing middle age.
Police arrested two men suspected of robbing a gas station in Eldorado of $300 earlier this month, as well as two recent robberies in Las Vegas, N.M.
Robert Vigil, 18, of Cleveland, N.M., and Zayan Jeremiah Hernandez, 18, of Rainsville were being held without bond Monday in the Santa Fe County jail.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two men in connection with the armed robbery of a gas station in Eldorado.
Two men took off with $300 from the Phillips 66 gas station on Colina Drive, off U.S. 285, according to a report released Wednesday.
FERNDALE, Wash. (AP) — Phillips 66 is appealing a $37,800 fine for a toxic acid leak at a refinery near Bellingham that sent seven workers to a hospital in February.
The Bellingham Herald reported Friday (https://goo.gl/ayA3NM ) the company appealed the fine from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries. The company also appealed the agency designation of the violations as "serious."
The agency fined the company $6,300 each for six violations.
Magnolia Aquatic Club swimmers Joy Field and Lucie Nordmann produced strong showings at the Phillips 66 National Championships last week, winning 18-and-under titles at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials say they reached a $39 million settlement with an energy company over ground water contamination.
Attorney General Christopher Porrino said Thursday that a U.S. District judge in New York approved the settlement with Houston-based ConocoPhillips.
A hearing over proposed water and wastewater increases designed to raise $1.48 million over the next two years will be an important topic of discussion during the Billings City Council’s Monday meeting.
Monday’s business session begins at 6:30 p.m. in council chambers at City Hall, 220 N. 27th St.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who was wounded in a police shooting in Springfield has been charged with robbing a gas station.
Forty-seven-year-old Michael Hancock, of Springfield, is charged with first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. Bond is set at $500,000. The prosecutor's office didn't immediately return a phone message about whether he had an attorney.
Glasgow javelin thrower Benji Phillips and Great Falls CMR pitcher Tristin Achenbach are the Phillips 66 Billings Refinery 406mtsports.com Athletes of the Month for April.
San Antonio’s Zachry Group loses contract that employed 200 in East Texas
Zachry Industrial, a division of San Antonio-based Zachry Group, is reassigning more than 200 people who are losing their jobs at an East Texas refinery that didn’t renew its maintenance contract with the company.
The Billings Phillips 66 refinery is undergoing a complete shut down as it ramps up for major maintenance and improvements that include replacing a unit and adding a process to enable it to process more heavy crude oil.
DeKALB – An unattended Mobil self-service gas station is coming to the site of a former station, left vacant for nearly 20 years after storage tanks leaked underground, requiring remediation.
Whatcom County extends moratorium on crude oil exports
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Whatcom County Council has extended for six months a moratorium on shipments of unrefined fossil fuels out of the Cherry Point area.
The county voted 6 to 1 Monday night to temporarily prohibit new permit applications for facilities that ship crude oil and other unrefined fossil fuels that aren't processed or consumed in the area.
Newcomers to Billings’ dry climate might take one look at the sky and ask, “Where’s all that smoke coming from?”
Four boy wrestlers and Kalispell Flathead's Tilynne Vasquez are the Phillips 66 / 406mtsports.com athletes of the month for February.
Phillips 66 worker released from hospital after acid leak
FERNDALE, Wash. (AP) — A Phillips 66 contractor who was hospitalized after a toxic acid leak at a refinery near Bellingham has been released.
The Bellingham Herald reports (https://goo.gl/cG630U ) the man was among seven workers - six contractors and a Phillips employee - taken to a local hospital after a hydrofluoric acid leak Feb. 10.
Pipeline fire out in Louisiana; missing worker presumed dead
PARADIS, La. (AP) — A pipeline fire that broke out Thursday night in south Louisiana, injuring two people and killing one, has been extinguished.
Phillips 66 said in a Monday morning news release that the fire was out as of 8:30 a.m.
7 taken to hospital after acid leak at Phillips refinery
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — Seven workers were taken to a hospital after a toxic acid used to make gasoline was released at a Phillips 66 refinery near Bellingham.
The Bellingham Herald reports (https://goo.gl/DiqC6L ) the leak of hydrofluoric acid happened at about 5 p.m. Friday.
Phillips 66 said in a statement that three of the workers were taken to a hospital as a precaution. The conditions of the workers weren't known Friday.