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  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Jan 21- A Sioux tribal council on Saturday formally asked hundreds of protesters to clear out of three camps near its North Dakota reservation used to stage months of sometimes violent protests against the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Friday unanimously passed a resolution calling for the camps to be...

  • Texas jumped by 17 rigs, Oklahoma increased by seven, North Dakota was up three and Ohio two. New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Utah and West Virginia increased one apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks down; Nikkei flat. *China 4 Q GDP data tops expectations, aids mainland stocks. President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, even as China's fourth-quarter economic growth beat expectations and Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen took a less hawkish policy stance.

  • *Asia ex- Japan stocks down 0.1 pct, to end week flat. SINGAPORE, Jan 20- Caution was the name of the game in financial markets on Friday ahead of U.S. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan slipped 0.1 percent, and looked set to end the week flat.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Western Union Co, the world's biggest money-transfer company, agreed to pay $586 million and admitted to turning a blind eye as criminals used its service for money laundering and fraud, U.S. authorities said on Thursday. Western Union, which has over half a million locations in more than 200 countries, admitted "to aiding and abetting wire fraud"...

  • NEW YORK— Western Union has agreed to pay $586 million to the U.S. government to pay back victims of fraud that the money transfer company failed to protect. The government said Thursday that Western Union did not have a strong enough anti-fraud program, allowing scammers to use its money-transfer services to rip off customers. The Federal Trade Commission said...

  • DENVER— Affordable energy, climate protection and a dose of partisanship dominated the first hearing Thursday of an energy subcommittee that Colorado Republicans created in anticipation of new policies under the incoming Donald Trump administration. Ray Scott of Grand Junction said the Select Committee on Energy and the Environment will deal with facts—...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- TCF National Bank was on Thursday accused of "tricking consumers" into costly overdraft services in a lawsuit by the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. According to the lawsuit, Minnesota- based TCF National Bank wrongly pushed customers into a costly overdraft protection that generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue.

  • The U.S. Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday approved the 500- turbine first phase of the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre wind project in Wyoming. The Denver- based subsidiary of The Anschutz Corp. would offset deaths at the wind farm by retrofitting existing power lines in the region so they can't electrocute eagles. The electricity would go to Southern...

  • DENVER— Denver started work Wednesday on becoming the first city in the U.S. to allow marijuana clubs and public pot use in places such as coffee shops, yoga studios and art galleries. Since then, the state Liquor Control Board has decreed that no businesses with a liquor license can allow marijuana use. A workgroup made up of Denver business owners, city pot...

  • The settlement commits San Francisco- based McKesson Corp. to a multi-year suspension of sales of controlled substances from distribution centers in Colorado, Ohio, Michigan and Florida. The suspensions are among the most severe sanctions ever agreed to by a Drug Enforcement Agency- registered distributor, according to a statement by the U.S. Justice...

  • Jan 17- McKesson Corp, one of the largest U.S. distributors of pharmaceutical drugs, will pay a record $150 million to resolve a U.S. investigation into whether it failed to report suspicious orders of addictive painkillers. Tuesday's deal with the U.S. Justice Department followed an earlier settlement with the company over similar violations in 2008.

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned a Washington- based appeals court for an injunction Tuesday. Joining Texas are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana,...

  • MIDLAND, Texas, Jan 17- Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday it will pay up to $6.6 billion to double its holdings in the Permian Basin of west Texas and New Mexico, the largest oil field in the United States. Exxon is exchanging an initial $5.6 billion in stock for leases covering roughly 275,000 acres from the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas. Most of the wells to be drilled...

  • WASHINGTON— Insurance premiums would soar for millions of Americans and 18 million more would be uninsured in just one year if Republicans scuttle much of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul without a replacement, Congress' budget analysts said Tuesday. Spotlighting potential perils for Republicans, the report immediately became a flashing...

  • JERUSALEM— Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu might be upbeat these days: The economy is growing, his opposition is weak and the incoming Trump administration seems friendly, even to the much-maligned Jewish settlements in the West Bank. It follows previous allegations that Netanyahu improperly accepted lavish gifts from wealthy supporters— including...

  • Navy and Marine Corps brass, accompanied by green energy executives, showcased the energy-harnessing knee braces and other innovations at a renewable energy demonstration at Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base, one of many such events that have taken place at military bases across the country as part of the Defense Department's unprecedented shift away...

  • The court will hear an appeal filed by investment adviser Charles Kokesh, who the SEC sued in 2009 for allegedly misappropriating money from several business-development company funds to pay for expenses such as salaries and bonuses. The case hinges on whether the SEC has time limits on seeking disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, a remedy the regulator often...

  • The court will hear an appeal filed by investment adviser Charles Kokesh, who was sued by the SEC in 2009 for allegedly misappropriating money from several business-development company funds to pay for expenses such as salaries and bonuses. The SEC currently faces a five-year statute of limitations on collecting civil penalties, a time restriction that the...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 522 rigs sought oil and 136 explored for natural gas this week. Colorado, North Dakota, Ohio and Pennsylvania fell by one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah and West Virginia were all unchanged.