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  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- The United States and Japan on Tuesday conducted a second successful test of Raytheon Co's new Standard Missile-3 Block IIA missile that is being jointly developed by the two countries, according to two sources familiar with the test. During the test off the coast of Southern California near Malibu, the missile opened its new sensor seeker in...

  • These states are getting clobbered by oil's crash Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 3:44 PM ET
    The Trans-Alaskan Oil Pipeline.

    The crash in crude prices has blown open a big hole in the budgets of big oil-producing states.

  • What oil’s plunge means for gasoline prices Tuesday, 8 Dec 2015 | 2:28 PM ET
    A woman fills her vehicle with gas at a U-Gas station in Miami, Florida.

    Since oil prices declined to nearly seven-year lows, we take a look at how this drop will affect what consumers pay at the pump.

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- A former Citigroup Inc executive and onetime child star was sentenced to up to at least two years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to taking at least $500,000 in bribes from contracting companies seeking business with the bank. John Cassisi, the former director of global construction at the bank's Citi Realty Services unit, was...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 1- The U.S. transportation bill will be partially funded by selling off some of the U.S. emergency oil reserve, but less will be sold than originally planned after negotiators in the Senate and House of Representatives reached a deal on Tuesday. About 66 million barrels of crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve will be sold from 2023 to 2025...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 1- A former Citigroup Inc executive and onetime child star was sentenced to up to at least two years in prison on Tuesday after pleading guilty to taking at least $500,000 in bribes from contracting companies seeking business with the bank. John Cassisi, the former director of global construction at the bank's Citi Realty Services unit, was...

  • Friends of the Earth and other environmental groups plan to send letters to the FDA and members of Congress calling for a law that requires labels. "The labeling battle is a particularly big deal," said Dana Perls, food and technology campaigner for Friends of the Earth. The first supplies of GMO salmon, which will be engineered by AquaBounty Technologies Inc to...

  • SYDNEY/ TORONTO, Nov 19- A deadly mud slide at an iron ore mine in Brazil has reignited calls for safer ways to dispose of millions of tonnes of ore waste held back by man-made dams. The Nov. 5 disaster has been termed an "environmental catastrophe" by Brazil after sending waste across two states and liability could fall on Samarco's joint owners Vale and BHP Billiton.

  • OSLO, Nov 17- Norwegian oil major Statoil said on Tuesday it will pull out of Alaska's Chukchi Sea, just weeks after Royal Dutch Shell abandoned the treacherous waters there after spending billions on oil exploration work. Statoil said it will exit 16 leases it operates and its stake in 50 leases operated by ConocoPhillips. When it pulled out in late September,...

  • ATHENS, Nov 12- Striking Greeks took to the streets on Thursday to protest austerity measures, setting Alexis Tsipras' government its biggest domestic challenge since he was re-elected in September promising to cushion the impact of economic hardship. Flights were grounded, hospitals ran on skeleton staff, ships were docked at port and public offices stayed...

  • ATHENS, Nov 12- Striking Greeks took to the streets on Thursday to protest austerity measures, setting Alexis Tsipras' government its biggest domestic challenge since he was re-elected in September on a promise to cushion the impact of economic hardship. Many flights were grounded, hospitals ran on skeleton staff, ships were docked at port and public offices...

  • Melting Arctic is like 'discovering a new Africa' Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 | 5:36 AM ET

    There are great benefits to developing the Arctic's amazing wealth of resources, if done carefully, according to Iceland's president.

  • How pot industry affects the environment Tuesday, 10 Nov 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Marijuana Canada Cannabis

    As marijuana legalization heats up across the country, here's why the environment must be included in the debate, says Jennifer Carah.

  • Forget rates, the Fed needs to weigh in on pot Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    As states move to legalize marijuana use, banks are caught in the middle. Here's what the Fed needs to do about it, says Aaron Klein.

  • Bernie Sanders for legalizing marijuana Thursday, 5 Nov 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Bernie Sanders for legalizing marijuana

    Senator Bernie Sanders filed a bill to end federal criminalization of marijuana, aiming to allow states make their own decisions without the federal government.

  • PARIS, Oct 29- French oil and gas company Total's reported better than expected third-quarter profit on Thursday after high margins in its European refining business and increased production softened the blow of prolonged low oil prices. The French group, Europe's biggest refiner, benefited from record-high refining margins in Europe, which helped its...

  • LONDON, Oct 29- The oil sector is gradually slipping into the red after years of fat profits as the slump in oil prices and a grim outlook bite deeper. These include Royal Dutch Shell, Italy's Eni and in North America Occidental Petroleum Corp, Anadarko Petroleum Corp, Hess Corp, Suncor and ConocoPhillips. Shell, posted a third-quarter loss of $7.4 billion on...

  • LONDON, Oct 29- Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a sharp drop in third-quarter profits on the back of low oil prices and a hefty $8.2 billion charge which included write-offs in Alaska and Canada. The $8.2 billion charge included a $2.6 billion write-off for Shell's withdrawal from its exploration programme in the Alaskan Arctic Sea in July, as well as an...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 21- Lockheed Martin Corp has won a contract valued at $784 million to build a new long-range radar that the U.S. Missile Defense Agency considers "critically important" to improving its homeland defense capability, the U.S. Defense Department said on Wednesday. Lockheed, the Pentagon's No. 1 supplier, beat out Raytheon Co and Northrop Grumman Corp...

  • Alaska airlines soon to offer more storage Monday, 19 Oct 2015 | 8:00 AM ET
    Alaska airlines soon to offer more storage

    Alaska Airlines is experimenting with larger overhead carry-on bins to help smooth out the boarding process.