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  • 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...

  • Mallinckrodt's share price dropped sharply to just under $43 from above $49 on a report Wednesday, which proved incorrect, that the FTC would sue Mallinckrodt. Questcor was acquired by Mallinckrodt in 2014.. Acthar, which is off patent, represented 34 percent of Mallinckrodt's $3.4 billion in net sales for fiscal 2016, the company said in a government filing.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Mallinckrodt Plc, which bought Questcor Pharmaceuticals in 2014, has agreed to pay $100 million to settle allegations that Questcor broke U.S. antitrust laws in pricing its multiple sclerosis drug H.P. Mallinckrodt, an Irish company headquartered in the United Kingdom, did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

  • ZINKE SAYS WOULD REVIEW OBAMA ACTIONS THAT TOOK RESOURCE BEARING LANDS IN ALASKA OFF TABLE FOR DEVELOPMENT TO SEE IF THEY CAN BE REVERSED.

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- Keezley, a 5- year-old Samoyed dog, is always searching for food in her house- stealing loaves of bread off counters and even getting into her cat sibling's litter box. Keezley's habits have added 20 pounds to her 50- pound frame, and serious weight to owner Susi Sweeny's wallet. Treatment for diabetes averaged $1,000 per claim in 2015, according to...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- Keezley, a 5- year-old Samoyed dog, is always searching for food in her house- stealing loaves of bread off counters and even getting into her cat sibling's litter box. Keezley's habits have added 20 pounds to her 50- pound frame, and serious weight to owner Susi Sweeny's wallet. Treatment for diabetes averaged $1,000 per claim in 2015, according to...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- Keezley, a 5- year-old Samoyed dog, is always searching for food in her house- stealing loaves of bread off counters and even getting into her cat sibling's litter box. Keezley's habits have added 20 pounds to her 50- pound frame, and serious weight to owner Susi Sweeny's wallet. Treatment for diabetes averaged $1,000 per claim in 2015, according to...

  • Police assist people seeking cover outside of Terminal 2 at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport after a shooting took place near the baggage claim on January 6, 2017 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

    The suspected shooter in Friday's deadly rampage at a Fort Lauderdale airport was charged with federal counts that could carry the death penalty.

  • TOKYO, Jan 6- Japan's JERA Co said on Friday it imported the country's first liquefied shale gas cargo from the United States as part of efforts to diversify its supply. This also marks Japan's first import of liquefied natural gas produced in the contiguous United States. JERA, a fuel joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, said the...

  • President Barack Obama views Bear Glacier on a boat tour of Kenai Fjords National Park in Seward, Alaska September 1, 2015.

    The pro-business group says it may challenge President Barack Obama's move to put some U.S. waters off limits to oil and gas drilling.

  • *LME to be closed Monday Dec. 26, Tuesday Dec. 27. MELBOURNE, Dec 22- London copper edged back towards one-month lows hit earlier this week on Thursday as the upcoming Christmas holidays drained markets of liquidity and direction. Asian shares struggled, taking their cues from a lackluster day on Wall Street as investors locked in gains ahead of the break while China...

  • *Spot gold was up 0.1 percent at $1,132.04 an ounce by 0049 GMT. *Japan's government upgraded its overall assessment of the economy on Wednesday, echoing the Bank of Japan's more upbeat view, in a sign the economy may be steadying. *A small Canadian miner is confident Donald Trump's U.S. presidential win will let it proceed with an application for a copper and gold...

  • He said the company has held discussions with Trump's transition team, including Myron Ebell, who heads the EPA transition. In February 2014, the EPA took the unusual action of blocking a mine before the project owner applied for a development permit. The company has estimated that removing that pre-emptive veto could happen three to four months after an EPA...

  • OTTAWA, Dec 21- U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday slammed an agreement made with Canada to ban offshore Arctic drilling, saying Ottawa's plan to review its ban every five years gives Canada a leg up on energy exploration. President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced a ban on new oil and gas drilling federal waters in the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, while Canada...