Rivers including the Mississippi and Illinois are expected to remain in "major flood stage" through this weekend, as more rain and snow fell on much of the Midwest. NBC News reports.» Read More
BROOMFIELD, Colo.-- Noodles& Co. has made a regulatory filing for a proposed initial public offering of Class A common stock. Noodles launched in 1995. It says its revenues have grown from $170 million in 2008 to $300 million in 2012..
Black Hills Corp. subsidiaries Cheyenne Light, Fuel& Power and Black Hills Power held a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the Cheyenne Prairie Generating Station on the outskirts of Cheyenne. Black Hills Corp. is building the plant while preparing to retire three coal-fired plants in Wyoming and South Dakota.
But the Mountain States of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada and Utah saw rates fall by 30 percent or more. In 22 states, teen Hispanic birth rates plunged at least 40 percent, which was described as "just amazing," by the report's lead author, Brady Hamilton of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
LINCOLN, Neb.-- A plan aimed at attracting wind-energy farms to Nebraska is headed to a final vote in the Legislature. One firm, TradeWind Energy, has expressed interest in developing a wind farm in Dixon County, near the Iowa and South Dakota border.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- Oil production in New Mexico has increased by nearly 50 percent over the last three years, making it one of five western states that have helped boost national production over the last three years. North Dakota and Texas have been the driving forces, but New Mexico along with Oklahoma, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah account for 15 percent of the growth.
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NEW YORK, May 21- Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Inc on Tuesday said a portion of its natural gas pipeline near Moore, Oklahoma, was impacted after a tornado struck the region late Monday. Southern Star next-day gas prices, not typically tracked by Reuters but listed on ICE, traded down 3 cents on the day at $3.99, one of the only losers on the ICE gas price list.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.-- Red Robin Gourmet Burgers Inc.' s fiscal first-quarter net income dropped 10 percent, hurt by lower customer traffic.
LONDON, May 21- U.S. farmers are withdrawing unsustainable volumes of groundwater to irrigate their crops, resulting in an accelerating decline in aquifers across the central and western United States, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.
DENVER-- Xcel Energy Inc. is asking Colorado regulators to approve a demonstration project that would use forest biomass to generate electricity.
TULSA, Okla.-- Laredo Petroleum is selling its holdings in the Anadarko Basin to EnerVest Ltd. for $438 million. The Anadarko Basin runs through the western part of Oklahoma and into the Texas Panhandle and extends into western Kansas and southeast Colorado. Shares of Laredo Petroleum Holdings Inc. closed at $19.17 Monday.
WASHINGTON, May 20- Water levels in U.S. aquifers, the vast underground storage areas tapped for agriculture, energy and human consumption, between 2000 and 2008 dropped at a rate that was almost three times as great as any time during the 20th century, U.S. officials said on Monday.
We've worked with Boeing to fix them. Smisek and Boeing CEO Jim McNerney were on the flight from Houston on Monday. Regulators grounded the Dreamliner worldwide on Jan. 16 after batteries burned on two jets, prompting Boeing to redesign the battery system.
Three farms in Iowa and one Indiana operation have confirmed cases of the virus, said Dr Lisa Becton, director of swine health information and research for the National Pork Board. The cases in Iowa were located on farms "all across the state, not in one specific area," Becton said.
HOUSTON/ NEW YORK, May 20- For the past three years, the boom in the U.S. shale oil industry has outstripped all expectations. News from two of the country's less developed shale plays in Colorado and Ohio last week offer a reality check for the wave of euphoria that has washed across the industry.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.-- Wyoming officials worry that Interior Department rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land might unnecessarily duplicate the state's existing regulations for the practice which has revolutionized oil and gas development while facing criticism from some as a potential threat to clean groundwater.
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada regulators have approved Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.' s buyout of rival Ameristar Casinos Inc.. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. has said the acquisition would save it at least $40 million a year and boost earnings. Ameristar's holdings include casinos in Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Mississippi, Indiana and Nevada.
Stifel analyst Mark Swartzberg upgraded bourbon bottler Beam Inc. and beermakers Constellation Brands Inc., and Molson Coors Brewing Co. to "Buy," from "Hold." Constellation Brands, based in Victor, N.Y., is set to benefit from adding production for U.S. sales of Corona and other beers now made by Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo.
LONDON, May 16- Enhanced oil recovery techniques could boost U.S. domestic oil production by 4 million barrels per day for 50 years, while storing all the emissions from 93 large coal-fired power plants, at a price of just $85 per barrel, according to an estimate published by the U.S. Department of Energy.