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ITT Reports 2015 Fourth-Quarter, Full-Year Results

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On a GAAP basis, ITT delivered revenue of $2.5 billion in 2015, reflecting a 6% decline, primarily due to the impact of unfavorable foreign exchange of $194 million. GAAP operating income increased 43%.

Organic revenue in the Industrial Process segment decreased 6%, reflecting strength in short-cyc...

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MRC Global Signs Agreement to Sell OCTG Business

2 DAYS AGO

MRC Global Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its U.S. Oil Country Tubular Goods (OCTG) business to Sooner Pipe, LLC, a subsidiary of Marubeni-Itochu Tubulars America, Inc., for $48 million, subject to certain adjustments.

MRC Global's U.S. OCTG sales were approximately $305 milli...

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EPA Halts Implementation of Clean Power Plan

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Earlier this week, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court granted an industry motion to stay the EPA’s Clean Power Plan while the lower courts determine its legality. Last fall a lawsuit was filed on behalf of more than two dozen states, utilities and industry groups.

“States did not...

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IHS: North American Drillers Need Billions More in Cuts

3 DAYS AGO

The depressed oil price environment is painting a gloomy outlook for North American exploration and production (E&Ps) companies, and further, significant CAPEX cuts are needed in order for the group to demonstrate real financial discipline and align spending more closely with cash flow, accordin...

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U.S. Job Openings Climb to Second-Highest Level on Record

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The number of job openings increased to 5.6 million in December, the second highest number ever recorded, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Hires and separations were little changed at 5.4 million and 5.1 million, respectively. Within separations, the quits rate was 2.1%, and the l...

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Machine Tool Orders Rose in December, Down in 2015

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The U.S. Manufacturing Technology Orders report for December 2015 showed that order values grew 20.4% compared to the prior month, according to The Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). For all of 2015, the year’s total orders were down 17.4% compared to 2014.

While the month-to-mon...

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Flowserve Corporation Reports First Quarter Results

In the Flow Control Division (FCD) of Flowserve bookings for the first quarter of 2012 were $380.1 million, an increase of $2.8 million, up 0.7%, or 2.6% excluding negative currency effects of approximately $7 million. FCD sales for the first quarter of 2012 were $363.9 million, an increase of $26.3 million, up 7.8%, or 10.2% excluding negative currency effects of approximately $8 million.

FCD gross profit for the first quarter of 2012 increased to $127.2 million, up $11.6 million or 10.0%. Gross margin for the first quarter of 2012 increased 80 basis points to 35.0%, which was primarily attributable to favorable product line and maintenance, repair and overhaul mix, improved absorption of fixed manufacturing costs, continued progress on low cost sourcing initiatives and benefits from pricing actions taken in 2011.

FCD operating income for the first quarter of 2012 increased to $55.7 million, up $8.2 million or 17.3%, including negative currency effects of approximately $1 million. The increase was primarily attributable to the increase in gross profit, partially offset by an increase in selling, general & administrative expense (SG&A) due to increased selling expenses in support of increased sales and increased research and development costs. Operating margin increased 120 basis points to 15.3%.

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