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  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— A 14- minute eruption by an Alaska volcano sent an ash cloud to 30,000 feet in the Aleutian Islands. The Alaska Volcano Observatory says Bogoslof Volcano erupted at 3:17 a.m. Tuesday. Ash clouds above 20,000 feet can harm airliners flying between Asia and North America.

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma added five rigs, North Dakota increased by three rigs, Louisiana gained two and California and Colorado were up one each. Alaska declined by two while New Mexico and Utah declined by one apiece. Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Amid the uncertainty on health care, individual states are taking steps to shore up their own markets. Here's what to expect.

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Governors in several states that opted to expand Medicaid under former President Barack Obama's health care law are wary of the Senate Republican plan to end the added federal funding for it within seven years. The proposal released Thursday calls for a slower phase-out of the Medicaid expansion than a bill adopted earlier by the House.

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— An Alaska lawmaker made one last legal push Tuesday to put about $1,000 back in the hands of nearly every state resident for their share of Alaska's oil wealth. Bill Wielechowski argued before the Alaska Supreme Court in Anchorage that Gov. Wielechowski, who was joined by former legislators Rick Halford and Clem Tillion in the lawsuit, argues the...

  • LONDON, June 20- OPEC members are struggling to protect their revenues in the face of renewed competition from U.S. shale producers and other suppliers outside the organisation. OPEC's revenues from petroleum exports have fallen to just $446 billion in 2016 from $1.2 trillion in 2012. But past experience strongly suggests OPEC's effort to stabilise oil...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, North Dakota added three rigs while Alaska, Colorado and New Mexico gained two rigs each. California and Louisiana increased by one apiece. Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON— Employers added a significant number of jobs in nine states last month, and unemployment rates in four states fell to record lows. The Labor Department said Friday that the states with the largest percentage gains in jobs were Alaska, Alabama and Louisiana. Florida added nearly 30,000 jobs last month, the most of any state, followed by New York with...

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    One state representative in Hawaii is pushing the state toward adopting a universal basic income.

  • NEW YORK, June 13- J. Crew Group Inc disclosed terms on Tuesday of a debt restructuring deal that would roughly cut in half the value of its nearly $567 million in bonds, as well as extend their maturity by two years, after receiving the backing of some key creditors. The move comes after Reuters reported last month that two investment firms, Blackstone Group LP's GSO...

  • HAVANA/ WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. cruise operators and airlines stand to lose around $712 million in annual revenues if the Trump administration fully reinstates restrictions on travel to Cuba, Washington lobby group Engage Cuba said in a report released on Thursday. U.S.-operated cruises and scheduled flights to the Caribbean island were relaunched last...

  • HAVANA/ WASHINGTON, June 1- U.S. cruise operators and airlines stand to lose around $712 million in annual revenues if the Trump administration fully reinstates restrictions on travel to Cuba, Washington lobby group Engage Cuba said in a report released on Thursday. U.S.-operated cruises and scheduled flights to the Caribbean island were relaunched last...

  • LONDON, June 1- U.S. oil production continues to rise relentlessly, frustrating efforts by OPEC and non- OPEC oil exporters to rebalance the global market and secure an increase in the price of crude. Most of the extra output between September and March came from oilfields in the Gulf of Mexico, where production increased by 257,000 bpd, and Alaska, where output was...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- A Trump administration plan to sell off half the U.S. emergency crude oil stockpile to help balance the budget faces opposition in Congress, with lawmakers from both parties worried the proposal would undermine the drilling industry and make the country vulnerable to supply shocks. The White House's 2018 budget proposal, sent to Congress on...

  • WASHINGTON, May 23- A Trump administration plan to sell off half the U.S. emergency crude oil stockpile to help balance the budget faces opposition in Congress, with lawmakers from both parties worried the proposal would undermine the drilling industry and make the country vulnerable to supply shocks. The White House's 2018 budget proposal, sent to Congress on...

  • *White House proposes to sell half of U.S. *White House plan can be rejected by Congress. The White House budget, delivered to Congress on Tuesday, proposes to start selling SPR oil in fiscal 2018, which begins on Oct. 1.

  • President Donald Trump's White House wants to sell half of the nation's emergency oil stockpile and open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling as part of plans to balance the budget over the next 10 years, documents by the administration showed. The White House budget, which will be delivered to Congress on Tuesday, is meant as a proposal and may not...

  • *Plan would undermine OPEC- led effort to tighten markets. President Donald Trump proposed the sale of half the country's strategic oil reserves, even as producer club OPEC and its allies cut output to tighten the market. The White House budget plan would sell off half of the nation's emergency oil stockpile from 2018 to 2027 to raise $16.5 billion from October...

  • *Plan would undermine OPEC- led effort to tighten markets. President Donald Trump proposed the sale of half the country's strategic oil reserves, even as producer club OPEC and its allies cut output to tighten the market. The White House budget plan would gradually sell off half of the nation's emergency oil stockpile to raise $16.5 billion from October 2018,...

  • President Donald Trump's White House would sell half of the nation's emergency oil stockpile and open the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge to drilling as part of a plan to balance the budget over the next 10 years, documents released by the administration on Monday showed. The White House budget, which will be delivered to Congress on Tuesday, is meant as a...