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Sunday 31 January 2016
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Pre-Market News Buzz on: AT&T, (NYSE:T), Exxon Mobil Corporation, (NYSE:XOM), AngloGold Ashanti, (NYSE:AU)

Pre-Market News Buzz on: AT&T, (NYSE:T), Exxon Mobil Corporation, (NYSE:XOM), AngloGold Ashanti, (NYSE:AU)

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On Tuesday, Shares of AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T), lost -0.23% to $34.51.

Student teams from several high schools in the metro New York/New Jersey region won a competition that challenged them to create science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) research proposals. The students and their winning proposals were highlighted during a special ceremony at AT&T’s Global Network Operations Center.

The event comprised of executives from AT&T and representatives of the Young Science Achievers Program, Inc., which received a $216,625 contribution from AT&T to support the metro New York/New Jersey region competition and other STEM and high school success programs in Chicago and Dallas. The contribution is part of AT&T Aspire, AT&T’s signature education initiative focused on high school success and career readiness.

Categories for this year’s competition comprised of invention, physics, biology, chemistry, engineering and mathematics. Modeled after professional research and education proposals, the projects had to comprise a hypothesis, methodology, and an operating budget. The projects were reviewed by a panel of reviewers comprised of community leaders and professionals from industry, counting AT&T Labs scientists, and academia.

AT&T Inc. provides telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Wireless and Wireline. The Wireless segment offers data and voice services, counting local, long-distance, and network access services, in addition to roaming services to youth, family, professionals, small businesses, government, and business customers.

Shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), declined -0.32% to $84.58, during its last trading session, despite crude oil prices jumped 3 percent or more on Tuesday, and gasoline and diesel rose as much, as bulls ramped up bets across the oil complex for another weekly drop in U.S. stockpiles.

Exxon Mobil Corporation explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in the United States, Canada/South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia/Oceania. It also manufactures and markets commodity petrochemicals, counting olefins, aromatics, polyethylene and polypropylene plastics, and specialty products; and transports and sells crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.

Finally, AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (NYSE:AU), ended its last trade with 6.65% surge, and closed at $9.30, as Gold rose on Tuesday as European stock markets fell and commodities picked up across the board, but prices remained range-bound as investors awaited clearer signals on the timing of an predictable U.S. interest rate hike.

Spot gold was up 0.3 percent at $1,176.88 an ounce at 3:27 p.m. EDT (1927 GMT), while U.S. gold futures for August delivery settled up $4 at $1,177.60 an ounce, according to Reuters.

AngloGold Ashanti Limited operates as a gold mining and exploration company. It also produces silver, uranium oxide, copper, molybdenum, and sulphur. The company has 20 operations and exploration projects in South Africa, Continental Africa, Australasia, and the Americas. AngloGold Ashanti Limited was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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