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  • BOSTON— Native Americans hope President Donald Trump doesn't forget America's first inhabitants as he promises to put "America first." Five large tribes in Oklahoma— the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee Creek and Seminoles— have requested a meeting with the New York billionaire during his first 100 days in office so they can talk about ways to advance their...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana lost three rigs, New Mexico declined by two and Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Natural gas for at least 10 days has leaked from an underwater natural gas pipeline in Alaska's Cook Inlet and floating ice has prevented divers from reaching the site. The pipeline belonging to Hilcorp Alaska, LLC, moves processed natural gas from shore to four drilling platforms in the inlet. The Alaska Department of Environmental...

  • DENVER— At risk of raising the ire of the White House, Colorado is on the brink of becoming the first state with licensed pot clubs. Denver officials are working on regulations to open a one-year pilot of bring-your-own marijuana clubs, while state lawmakers are expected to consider measures to allow either marijuana "tasting rooms" run by marijuana...

  • In Massachusetts, a group that lobbies on behalf of dentists has for the first time signaled a willingness to embrace the concept, though its proposal is viewed as unnecessarily restrictive by sponsors of a competing bill in the Legislature. "We are not a silver bullet for helping access to dental care, but we are a great tool," said Christy Jo Fogarty, a dental...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- In a blow to President Donald Trump as he tries to assemble his administration, his nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns that he could not garner enough Senate votes to be confirmed. Puzder's decision to withdraw is yet another setback this week for a White House still...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 15- In a blow to President Donald Trump as he tries to assemble his administration, his nominee for labor secretary, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration on Wednesday amid concerns that he could not garner enough Senate votes to be confirmed. Puzder's decision to withdraw is yet another setback this week for a White House still...

  • WASHINGTON— The Latest on President Donald Trump's Cabinet confirmations:. Mnuchin was confirmed by the Senate late Monday despite strong objections from Democrats who said the former banker made much of his fortune by foreclosing on struggling homeowners during the financial crisis. The Senate has confirmed physician David Shulkin to serve as secretary...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— In estate planning, people take stock of their possessions: houses, money, heirlooms. Bills pending in more than a dozen states, including Alaska, are aimed at modernizing that area of law, using legislation proposed by the national Uniform Law Commission. The bill, introduced in the Alaska House and Senate, recognizes the ability of someone to...

  • DALLAS— The head of the pilots' union at American Airlines is blasting the carrier's CEO for skipping a meeting with President Donald Trump to attend a company event in Dallas. The CEOs of Delta, United, Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue attended the White House meeting. Carey's union, the Allied Pilots Association, and the larger Air Line Pilots Association, are...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 591 rigs sought oil and 149 explored for natural gas this week. Texas increased by seven rigs, New Mexico was up by four rigs, Louisiana and West Virginia each gained two and Pennsylvania was up one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Utah were all unchanged.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- A potential increase in gasoline taxes in several U.S. states could put a dent in demand at the pumps and mark another setback for a market already flooded with excess fuel. "It's all a question of how quickly cause and effect can kick in," said Sandy Fielden, director of oil and products research at Morningstar. In October, New Jersey Governor Chris...

  • Feb 8- Alaska Air Group Inc, which became the fifth-largest U.S. carrier after completing its $2.6 billion acquisition of Virgin America Inc in December, reported a 10.7 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it flew more passengers. The company's net income fell to $114 million, or 92 cents per share, in the quarter from $191 million, or $1.51 per share, a year earlier.

  • Nevada in the crosshairs of fate of public lands

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the renewed debate over whether to return federal lands back to the states or to private ownership.

  • *Russia is fortifying Arctic, pouring in money and missiles. But nearly three decades after the Lenin was taken out of service to be turned into a visitor attraction, Russia is again on the march in the Arctic and building new nuclear icebreakers. Interviews with officials and military analysts and reviews of government documents show Russia's build-up is the...

  • HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, Jan 27- As with many industries now fretting over the uncertain future of U.S. trade policy, the oil business is sizing up the potential impact of the various protectionist measures being bandied about Washington- which have sent crude markets into a tizzy. That would spark a rise in fuel costs across the country that would hurt East and West Coast...

  • *Ceri Powell to be replaced by Marc Gerrits- company. LONDON, Jan 23- Royal Dutch Shell's head of exploration Ceri Powell will step down next month, capping seven years in the role marked by sharp cutbacks in the company's search for new oil and gas reserves amid the industry's deep downturn since mid-2014. Her departure is part of a broad reshuffle of senior...

  • LNG to Asia at huge profits. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- U.S. liquefied natural gas exporters are sending tankers to Asia to fill a gap in the region's demand as markets have tightened more-than-expected on surging consumption in China and Pakistan, and because of Australia's struggles to ramp up production. Benefiting from the Panama Canal expansion last year that...

  • LNG to Asia at huge profits. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- U.S. liquefied natural gas exporters sending tankers to Asia to fill a gap in the region's demand as markets have tightened more-than-expected on surging consumption in China and Pakistan as well as Australia's continuing struggles to ramp up scheduled production. Benefiting from the Panama Canal expansion last...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, will face questioning by senators on Thursday on creating jobs in the industry and bolstering U.S. energy security- but also about an earlier proposal to abolish the agency. The energy committee senators- many of whom represent fossil fuel-producing states...