The Obama administration's actions to tighten rules against corporate inversions should discourage such deals—at least temporarily—experts said. But many questioned how long any chilling effect would last.
Boss Talk: Dave Lesar has run Halliburton since Dick Cheney left for politics. In his 14 years as CEO, he has steered the oil-services company through the fracking boom and split off its military business.
Executives from the top oil companies in the Bakken Shale told state regulators that their crude is safe to transport by train, opposing possible requirements that they make the oil less volatile before shipping it.