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REUTERS NEWS SCHEDULE AT 6 a.m. GMT/ 2 a.m. ET

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Here are the top stories and upcoming coverage plans for Reuters text service as of 10 a.m. GMT/6 a.m. ET. For a full schedule of news and events, go to our editorial calendar on Reuters Connect here or on Media Express here GLOBAL US-MIDEAST-ATTACKS/ Saudi seeks oil supply protection as U.S. and Iran face off Read More

Target says it’s working on problem preventing customers from making purchases

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June 15 (Reuters) – Target Corp on Saturday said it was working on a problem that prevented customers in the United States from paying for their purchases. Media reports said the problem had hit Target stores across the country. The retailer tweeted bit.ly/2WKO1HY that it was troubleshooting the issue and would provide an update soon. Read More

UPDATE 3-Tires blow on United jet during Newark airport landing, no injuries

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Tires on a United Airlines jet blew out as it landed at New Jersey’s Newark airport on Saturday, causing flight delays but injuring none of the 166 passengers on board, officials said. United flight 627 became disabled on the runway after it “experienced multiple flat tires” upon landing at 1 p.m. Read More

UPDATE 2-Target says registers back online, blames outage on technology issue

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(Reuters) – Target Corp on Saturday said its payment registers were back online after a systems outage stopped customers in the United States from paying for in-store purchases. The outage was caused by an “internal technology issue” that lasted for about two hours and was not a data breach or security-related issue, Target said in Read More

UPDATE 2-U.S. cities propose framework for nationwide opioid settlement talks

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(Reuters) – Lawyers for counties and municipalities suing drug manufacturers and distributors over their alleged roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic on Friday pitched a novel plan that would bring all 24,500 communities nationally into their negotiations for billions of dollars in settlements. FILE PHOTO: A bottle of prescription painkiller OxyContin, 40mg pills, made by Read More

Industry min open to discuss with everyone, including Atlantia, on Alitalia -sources

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FILE PHOTO: An Alitalia Airbus A320-200 airplane approaches to land at Fiumicino airport in Rome, Italy October 24, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi MILAN (Reuters) – Italy’s industry ministry is open to discussions with any investor interested in the rescue of troubled carrier Alitalia, including infrastructure group Atlantia, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Read More

US STOCKS-Wall Street steadies, Broadcom warning hits chip stocks

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks were flat to lower in late afternoon trading on Friday, though a warning from Broadcom of a broad weakening in global demand weighed on chipmakers. FILE PHOTO: Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., June 3, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid Shares Read More

Houston American Energy begins producing from Frost 1-H well in Yoakum County

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6/14/2019 HOUSTON — Houston American Energy Corp. today announced an update on operations on the Frost #1H well located in the Northwest Shelf of the Midland basin, in Yoakum County, Texas. Frac operations for the Frost 1-H have been completed and the well has been put on production as of June 5, 2019. The well Read More

Aker BP reports safe removal of Valhall QP topside

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6/14/2019 TRONDHEIM — The original accommodation platform at Valhall (QP) in the southern part of the North Sea has been safely removed by the giant vessel Pioneering Spirit. This was the first of the original structures at Valhall to be removed as part of the modernization of the Valhall field center. Executed in the morning Read More

Parsley Energy says it is “attractive” for any buyer

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By Stephen Cunningham on 6/14/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — Parsley Energy Inc. said it would be “attractive” for any potential buyer as the U.S. shale driller expects to generate positive free cash flow in the back half of this year. “We are attractive for purchasers whatever type of investor it is,” CEO Matt Gallagher said in Read More