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  • NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D.— Chekota American Horse and his 8- month-old son traveled a few miles from their home on the nearby Sioux reservation to join the growing protest against a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that's going into the ground fast. Carlos Castaneda, who is Sioux and Ute, came from Denver. The months-long "spirit camp" protest by the...

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 12- The judge overseeing the U.S. Justice Department's bid to stop health insurer Anthem from merging with competitor Cigna said on Friday her goal was to have a ruling by the end of January, later than the Dec. 30 date sought by Anthem. In a brief order issued late on Friday, Judge Amy Berman Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 396 rigs sought oil and 83 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 13 rigs and Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio and Utah were up one each. Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 12- The judge overseeing the U.S. Justice Department's bid to stop big health insurer Anthem from merging with competitor Cigna said on Friday her goal was to have a ruling by the end of January, later than the Dec. 30 sought by Anthem. The Justice Department filed lawsuits on July 21 asking a federal court to stop two huge mergers: Anthem's planned $45...

  • *East& West Coast refiners may import more foreign crude. NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Aug 12- It may seem odd that the opening of one pipeline crossing through four U.S. Gulf Coast refiners and North Dakota oil producers will reap the benefits.

  • LAKEWOOD, Colo. _ Pershing Gold Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $3.2 million in its second quarter. The Lakewood, Colorado- based company said it had a loss of 12 cents per share. Keywords: Pershing Gold, Earnings Report.

  • PUEBLO, Colo.— Three years into the nation's hemp experiment, a 20- acre farm in southern Colorado exemplifies the crop's hazy potential. Hemp could be enormously profitable, but right now there are just as many questions as answers for Will and Ally Cabaniss, two Florida natives who moved to southern Colorado to embark on the hemp business. The crop is still too new...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use, leaving users and businesses in limbo after many states have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said in a statement.

  • The Western Energy Alliance sued the Obama administration in U.S. District Court in New Mexico, seeking to force officials to hold lease sales four times a year as required under the federal Mineral Leasing Act. The group said sales have been called off in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Mark Barron, lead attorney on the...

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to stop classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use, leaving users and businesses in limbo after many states have legalized it for medical or recreational purposes. Representative Earl Blumenauer, a Democrat from Oregon, said in a statement.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 11- The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use. In a letter to the petitioners, the DEA said it had asked the Department of Health and Human Services for a scientific and medical evaluation of the issue. Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Colorado...

  • GOLDEN, Colo. _ Golden Minerals Co. on Thursday reported a loss of $3.9 million in its second quarter. On a per-share basis, the Golden, Colorado- based company said it had a loss of 5 cents. Keywords: Golden Minerals, Earnings Report.

  • *To shut production sites in Denver, Cape Town. FRANKFURT/ DUESSELDORF, Aug 11- SMA Solar, Germany's top solar power equipment maker, will shut down production sites in Denver and Cape Town, citing pricing pressure from Chinese rivals that seek to dump their products outside their collapsing home market. "The acceleration of price pressure in the solar industry has...

  • A sign with a DEA badge marks the entrance to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Museum in Arlington, Virginia.

    The U.S. government will announce that it will allow more research into marijuana but will reject requests to loosen the drug's classification.

  • *Saudi oil production hits record high in July- OPEC. Adding to renewed worries about a global crude glut, top crude exporter Saudi Arabia told the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries that the kingdom's output reached a record high of 10.7 million barrels per day in July. "At this time of year, we should be drawing down in crude inventories, and we are...

  • Data showing Saudi Arabia pumping oil at record high volumes in July added to worries about a global crude glut. U.S. crude inventories gained 1.1 million barrels in the week ended Aug. 5, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported, in a third straight week of builds that surprised the market. "We do feel that any further strength in the spot price will be met...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 10- Oil prices rose as much as 1 percent on Wednesday in anticipation the U.S. government would report a weekly drop in crude and gasoline stockpiles, tempering glut worries heightened by Saudi Arabia's record high oil output. Analysts expect the U.S. Energy Information Administration to cite a drawdown of about 1 million barrels each in both...

  • Protesters gather in front of the Thomas McKee Building with signs on November 20, 2014 in Loveland, Colorado.

    Colorado is closer to having referendums on fracking reach the ballot after proponents met the deadline for filing signatures.

  • A worker assembles stand mixers on the production line at the Whirlpool Corp. KitchenAid manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio.

    CNBC looks at jobs and wage data to gauge the impact in battleground states in this year's presidential election.

  • Denver-based Extraction Oil& Gas LLC, an oil explorer and driller in Colorado's Denver- Julesburg basin backed by private equity firm Yorktown Partners LLC, has filed a confidential registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission indicating it is planning on going public, people familiar with the matter said. Backed by private equity firms...