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  • OTTAWA, March 30- Royal Dutch Shell will resume drilling off Alaska after suspending operations for two years in the wake of an accident, the special U.S. envoy to the Arctic said on Monday, but gave no details as to when. Shell has been moving oil rigs to Alaska as it awaits the green light from U.S. authorities. "Clearly Shell and others will resume drilling and...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 21 this week to 1,048 amid falling oil prices. Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 813 rigs were seeking oil and 233 exploring for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas each...

  • March 27- The number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States declined by 12 this week to 813, the smallest decline since December, oil services firm Baker Hughes said in its closely watched survey on Friday. With the decline this week, the number of oil rigs has fallen for a record 16th week in a row to the lowest level since 2011, according to Baker Hughes data...

  • WASHINGTON— The U.S. should immediately begin a push to exploit its enormous trove of oil in the Arctic waters off of Alaska, or risk a renewed reliance on imported oil in the future, an Energy Department advisory council says in a study to be released Friday. "To remain globally competitive and to be positioned to provide global leadership and influence in the...

  • FAIRBANKS, Alaska— Eielson Air Force Base has "phenomenal assets" that make it attractive for basing new F-35 fighter jets, an Air Force official said Wednesday at a public scoping meeting. "One of the reasons the Air Force is looking at Eielson is there used to be more squadrons assigned at Eielson Air Force Base than we currently have," said Col.

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • Connecticut lags much of the US in personal income growth Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 11:17 AM ET

    Connecticut's 3 percent rise from 2013 to 2014 also lagged other New England states except Maine, where it increased by 2.9 percent. Connecticut has been vexed by unemployment persistently higher than joblessness nationwide. The unemployment rate in Connecticut was 6.3 percent in January, the most recent month available, while nationally it was 5.7 percent.

  • OLYMPIA, Wash.— Washington state's insurance commissioner announced Tuesday a multistate investigation into this winter's cyberattack on Premera Blue Cross. Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler said he plans to work with his counterparts in Alaska and Oregon to look into operations at Premera, which is based in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.

  • Committee takes up gas line board appointments Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 3:59 PM ET

    JUNEAU, Alaska— New appointees to the board of the Alaska Gasline Development Corp. expressed support Monday for a major liquefied natural gas project the state is pursuing with oil and gas and pipeline companies. The House Resources Committee held confirmation hearings for Rick Halford, Joe Paskvan and Hugh Short, with much of the time focused on Halford and...

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. tumbled by 56 this week to 1,069 amid slumping oil prices. Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 825 rigs were seeking oil and 242 exploring for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost 36 rigs and Louisiana 18. New...

  • CHICAGO, March 19- Drought pressures will increase in California and western areas of the United States this spring even as the dry season begins, the government's Climate Prediction Center said on Thursday. Drought is forecast to persist in California, Nevada, and Oregon through June with the onset of the dry season in April. "I see nothing that would indicate...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska— A growing number of restaurant customers and grocery store shoppers in the country are asking for Alaska's Copper River sockeye salmon by name. In 2005, the fleet of Prince William Sound fishermen who hang curtain-like nets from their boats to catch salmon voted to assess itself a 1 percent tax to fund Alaska's first regional seafood...

  • Feds eye oil, gas drilling off East Coast, Alaska, Gulf Wednesday, 18 Mar 2015 | 4:01 PM ET

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.— Environmentalists say allowing offshore drilling along the U.S. East Coast from northern Virginia to the Georgia- Florida border could lead to a catastrophic oil spill devastating to the crucial tourism industry. The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposes opening up a stretch of the East Coast in its latest five-year plan,...

  • BOSTON— A group pushing for a 2016 ballot question on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana is warning against imposing excessive taxation or fees on the sale of pot. Bay State Repeal on Wednesday released a statement saying it welcomes a bill filed by more than a dozen Massachusetts lawmakers that would allow marijuana to be taxed and regulated like...

  • NEW YORK, March 12- Raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21 or 25 years old would significantly reduce their use and tobacco-related illnesses in the United States, a study published Thursday found, suggesting that states and local authorities should consider passing such laws. Four states- Alabama, Alaska, New Jersey and Utah- have increased...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- U.S. aerospace company Exelis Inc is close to unveiling a low-altitude surveillance system for drones, the latest sign of how a "highway in the sky" is likely to evolve. But the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is working with Exelis and other companies, universities and government agencies, to develop an air traffic management...

  • *U.S. exports to Asia not profitable at current prices. Asia has traditionally taken more than 70 percent of annual global liquefied natural gas demand, and exporters developing new projects in the United States, Canada and Australia had been looking to China, Japan and South Korea- the world's top three buyers- as the most reliable outlets. Nuclear energy, coal and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • In all three states, Alaska, West Virginia and Michigan, problematic funding gaps widened, the report said. In 2006, Alaska switched newly hired state workers from its two biggest traditional defined benefit plans to a defined contribution plan. In 2014, Alaska made a $3 billion cash infusion into the defined benefit plans to shore them up.