U.S. stocks ended August on a dour note as crude oil endured another selloff. A larger-than-expected weekly build in crude inventories pulled oil to close at a nearly three-week low. The crude oil selloff pushed the energy sector into the red. Major oil producers including Shell (RDS.A) , Chevron (CVX) , Total (TOT) and BP (BP) were among the worst performers on markets Wednesday. Twitter (TWTR) spiked on renewed takeover speculation after co-founder Evan Williams told Bloomberg the social network was considering all options. Twitter had previously been mentioned as a potential target with some reports suggesting Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google could be interested. Cybersecurity firm Infoblox (BLOX) jumped on reports it has begun the process of selling itself after receiving interest from private-equity firms. Activist investor Starboard Value had reportedly pushed for a sale. TheStreet's Keris Lahiff reports from Wall Street.
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