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  • United Airlines may outsource 2,000 airport jobs Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 6:09 PM ET
    A United Airlines jet at San Francisco International Airport.

    United Airlines is assessing whether to outsource jobs at airports around the country in a cost-cutting effort.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- The treasuries of U.S. states with large energy sectors are swinging wildly from full to empty as oil prices take unexpected turns, a new report released on Thursday by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows. North Dakota follows, alongside Vermont, at 11.6 percent. In 2013 severance taxes made up 39.7 percent of Wyoming's revenue and 46.4 percent of...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- U.S. Senate Republicans were poised to move ahead on Thursday with a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, their top priority in a new campaign to roll back President Barack Obama's policies. Obama has threatened to veto the measure, setting up an early battle over the TransCanada Corp project that would link Canadian oil...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 8- U.S. Senate Republicans were poised to move ahead on Thursday with a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, their top priority in a new campaign to roll back President Barack Obama's policies. Obama has threatened to veto the measure, setting up an early battle over the TransCanada Corp project that would link Canadian oil...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 6- Republican senators this week made good on a campaign promise and kicked off the new Congress with a bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline, saying if President Barack Obama vetoes it, they have a plan to pass the measure later in the year. Senator John Hoeven, a North Dakota Republican, introduced a bill on Tuesday to approve TransCanada Corp's...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- The head of the Senate energy committee plans to introduce a bill next week to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, though the full chamber faces a battle in obtaining needed votes to overcome any veto by President Barack Obama. Keystone supporters say they picked up votes for TransCanada Corp's $8 billion project in November's...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- The Senate energy committee will consider a bill next Thursday to approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline, a spokesman for the head of the panel said on Friday. The bill is similar to one that fell one vote short of passage in November, according to the office of Senator Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican who is the new chairman of the energy panel.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 2- The head of the Senate energy committee plans to introduce a bill next week to force approval of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, though the full chamber faces a battle in obtaining needed votes to overcome any veto by President Barack Obama. Senator Lisa Murkowski, an Alaska Republican and the new head of the energy committee, will introduce the...

  • JUNEAU, Alaska, Dec 31- Former U.S. Democratic Senator Mike Gravel, who represented Alaska in the 1970 s, said on Wednesday he would head a Nevada company that develops and markets cannabis throat lozenges and other products in states that have taken steps to legalize weed. Gravel's appointment comes two months after Alaska and Oregon voted to legalize marijuana...

  • About one year after the Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz first raised the four-decade-old ban as an item for discussion, the Department of Commerce on Dec. 30 took steps toward allowing export of the oil. Congress passed the export ban after the 1970 s Arab oil embargo led to snaking lines at gas stations and fears of a global energy shortage.

  • Fukushima radiation in Canada—but not Alaska Wednesday, 31 Dec 2014 | 1:43 PM ET
    The Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power plant after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 14, 2011 in Futaba, Japan.

    Scientists recently discovered radioactive water off the coast of Canada, but Alaska has not yet detected any radiation from Fukushima.

  • Dec 30- The U.S. Department of Commerce released on Tuesday a long-awaited explanation of what petroleum is allowed to be shipped under the nation's contentious 40- year ban on exports of most domestic crude. The new guidance from the Bureau of Industry and Security was posted on its Frequently Asked Questions webpage at around 1 pm EST. The text was briefly...

  • Luxury cruising from Alaska to New York   Friday, 26 Dec 2014 | 10:50 AM ET
    Luxury cruising from Alaska to New York

    Discussing the overall state of the cruise industry, and the opening in the Northwest passage, with Edie Rodriguez, Crystal Cruises president & COO.

  • State winners, losers crowned in oil shock Monday, 22 Dec 2014 | 11:33 AM ET
    Tesoro's oil refinery in Los Angeles

    Oil's drop in price is affecting states across the country in different ways, but Alaska's hit has been the hardest.

  • Moody's cuts Alaska's outlook to negative on oil Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    Turnagain Arm on July 15, 2014 in Anchorage, Alaska.

    Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday cut Alaska's outlook to negative from stable, citing the recent oil price weakness.

  • Slowdown signs emerge for oil states as crude slides Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 7:25 AM ET
    Workers prepare pipes used in the drilling of shale gas.

    Some of the nation's top oil states are showing early signs of a slowdown as a result of the plunge in crude prices.

  • That will widen Alaska's budget gap to almost $3.4 billiuon, Fitch said in a Dec. 11 report. States such as Texas, North Dakota, Alaska, Oklahoma and New Mexico are all likely to feel strains next year, Wells Fargo Securities municipal analyst Roy Eappen said in a recent report. Meanwhile, household sentiment in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas where memories...

  • Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado together account for almost 98 percent of the total rise in U.S. oil output since the beginning of 2008.. But Oklahoma, New Mexico and Colorado have collectively contributed almost an extra half million barrels per day compared with January 2008, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

  • HOUSTON, Dec 8- Drilling contractor Noble Corporation PLC on Monday said it paid $12.2 million to settle felony charges by the U.S. Department of Justice related to safety, environmental and record keeping violations on vessels in Arctic waters off Alaska in 2012.. Noble acknowledges that it failed to report any of these hazardous conditions to the U.S. Coast...

  • Barton, a Republican from Texas, will introduce a bill to lift the export ban Congress passed in the 1970 s after the Arab oil embargo led to fears of fuel shortages, an aide said. The lawmaker will introduce the measure ahead of a hearing later this week by the House of Representatives subcommittee on energy and power on whether the export restriction makes sense...