EXCLUSIVE-Worker group alleges unsafe practices at Marathon Minnesota refinery

Inadequate safety standards at Marathon Petroleum’s St. Paul Park refinery in Minnesota have caused avoidable hydrocarbon and chemical releases that pose a threat to the community, a local worker advocacy group said in a report on Sunday, as a lockout of unionized plant workers extends into its third month. Source: Industry Insights


US STOCKS-Futures firm after tax hike proposal, business activity data eyed

U.S. stock index futures edged higher on Friday as investors awaited business activity data to gauge the pace of economic recovery, a day after reports that President Joe Biden planned to almost double the capital gains tax spooked markets. Source: Industry Insights


June 4th Options Now Available For Marathon Petroleum (MPC)

Investors in Marathon Petroleum Corp. (Symbol: MPC) saw new options begin trading today, for the June 4th expiration. At Stock Options Channel, our YieldBoost formula has looked up and down the MPC options chain for the new June 4th contracts and identified one put and one ca Source: Industry Insights


Why Marathon Petroleum is a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock (MPC)

Marathon Petroleum Corp. (Symbol: MPC) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average ”DividendRank” statistics including a strong 4.5% yield, as well as being recognized by prominent asset managers as being Source: Industry Insights


Notable Tuesday Option Activity: MPC, LRCX, CLX

Looking at options trading activity among components of the S&P 500 index, there is noteworthy activity today in Marathon Petroleum Corp. (Symbol: MPC), where a total volume of 22,694 contracts has been traded thus far today, a contract volume which is representative of app Source: Industry Insights


US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher after bumper earnings from big banks

U.S. stocks were set to open higher on Friday after Morgan Stanley wrapped up earnings reports from the big U.S. banks with a profit surge, while optimism about a solid economic rebound put the main indexes on course for weekly gains. Source: Industry Insights


US STOCKS-Futures muted after S&P 500, Dow hit record closing highs

U.S. stock index futures were subdued on Friday after the S&P 500 and the Dow closed at record highs in the previous session, while investors geared up for Morgan Stanley to wrap up quarterly earnings reports from the big U.S. banks. Source: Industry Insights


Exxon, activist spend over $65 mln in battle for oil giant's future

Exxon Mobil Corp and a small activist hedge fund are waging a more than $65 million proxy fight over board seats, with the largest U.S. oil producer marshalling executives, TV appearances, social media and websites to rebut the challenge. Source: Industry Insights


These 3 Energy Stocks Pay Outrageously High Dividends

If you are hunting for top dividend yields, oil and gas stocks are probably high on your list. The energy sector offers some of the highest yields available right now. Three energy stocks — MPLX (NYSE: MPLX), Sunoco (NYSE: SUN), and Antero Midstream (NYSE: AM) — currently offer Source: Industry Insights