UPDATE 2-Argentina signs $500 mln shale deal with American Energy Partners

BUENOS AIRES, Jan 14 (Reuters) – State-run energy firm YPF said on Thursday it had signed a preliminary deal worth more than $500 million over three years with American Energy Partners LP (AEP) to…

UPDATE 3-Chemical container blaze restricts Brazil’s Santos port

SAO PAULO, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Up to a dozen containers carrying chemicals caught fire at a terminal at Brazil’s largest port of Santos on Thursday, restricting ship movement, representatives of the…

UPDATE 1-U.S. patent office rules against Amgen Humira challenge

Jan 14 (Reuters) – U.S. patent officials on Thursday denied petitions by Amgen to review two formulation patents on AbbVie’s Humira, a potential setback in Amgen efforts to market a biosimilar…

White House readying overhaul of fossil fuel program as soon as Friday: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is preparing to announce as soon as Friday an overhaul of how the nation manages coal development on federal land, according to government and conservationist sources, in a further move to confront climate change.