NEW YORK, May 24- Stock exchange operator Nasdaq has rejected a listing application by MassRoots Inc on the grounds that it may aid in the use and dealing of an illegal substance, the cannabis social networking company said on Tuesday. The Denver- based company, which connects cannabis users, activists and business people through its mobile applications and web...
A powerful magnitude 6.7 aftershock rattled Ecuador; Iraq releases video showing coalition aircraft bombing various ISIS targets; dramatic video of the rescue of a man trapped in a burning SUV has been released by police in Alaska, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 17- U.S. states owed $968 billion in unfunded pension benefits for retirees in 2013, the highest level in a decade, according to a report released Tuesday by Pew Charitable Trusts. The states also reported $587 billion in unfunded retiree health care liabilities and $518 billion in outstanding debt in 2013, according to Pew.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 27- Persistent low oil prices continue to strain budgets in states like Alaska, Louisiana, Oklahoma and North Dakota, which rely on oil production taxes to fill government coffers, Standard and Poor's said in a report on state budgets on Wednesday. New Governor John Bel Edwards and the state legislature agreed in a special session to adopt new...
The crash in oil prices has brought a major economic hangover to states that are big energy producers.
CNBC's Scott Cohn looks at Alaska's budget problems and the possibility of cutting the oil dividend payouts for residents.
Pena Nieto, who is grappling with deadly drug cartel violence, said he will send to Congress a proposal to permit the use and importation of marijuana-based medicines, and raise the amount that weed users can legally carry to 28 grams from 5 grams. Pena Nieto did not say where consumers would be able to obtain the weed they are then allowed to carry.
The Trans-Alaska pipeline system is about to enter its 40th year in operation. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports falling oil prices have created engineering challenges for the system as it pumps about a quarter of its capacity.
ALASKA AIR PLANS TO USE CONSULTANTS TO HELP WITH AIRLINES' INTEGRATION BUT WILL TIGHTLY CONTROL BUDGET- CFO.
ALASKA AIR STILL HOPES TO RECEIVE U.S.
ALASKA AIR GROUP INC IS ANSWERING QUESTIONS FROM U.S.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from Juneau, Alaska about the state's dependency on the oil industry and how low prices could affect the budget.
Weaning Alaska off oil revenues won't be a straight shot. And the pain won't be uniform.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on how Alaska's Trans-Alaska Pipeline System presents economic and engineering challenges for the Last Frontier.
Even after the recent recovery pushing prices to just over $40 per barrel, producing oil in Alaska is solidly a money-losing proposition.
As more and more states legalize marijuana, banks are caught between serving pot businesses and federal law.
TOKYO, April 18- The Japanese share market plunged more than 3 percent on Monday after a series of earthquakes measuring up to 7.3 magnitude struck a southern manufacturing hub, killing at least 42 people and forcing major companies to close factories. The biggest hit near Kumamoto city early Saturday. We want to make further efforts to rescue and save people and...
*Death toll at 42 from two strong quakes. TOKYO, April 18- Survivors from a series of deadly earthquakes in southern Japan spent a cold night in cramped shelters or camped out in fields as 30,000 rescue service personnel rushed to provide food and to search for those still missing on Monday. Factories for major manufacturers including Toyota, Sony and Honda were...
TOKYO, April 17- Japanese rescue teams on Sunday scoured the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by a series of deadly earthquakes in southern Japan as time ran out for finding survivors and as major Japanese manufacturers face production losses from supply chain disruptions. "In Minamiaso, where the damage is concentrated, there may still be people...
WASHINGTON, April 14- Constant cyber attacks on the U.S. Missile Defense Agency and its key weapons programs pose as great a threat as development of intercontinental ballistic missiles by Iran and North Korea, the admiral who heads the agency said on Thursday. Vice Admiral James Syring told a House Armed Services subcommittee that the agency had taken "...