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
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.
Plains states rose 20 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, with acreage commanding record prices because of red-hot demand for cropland in the world's biggest food-exporting nation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
Plains states rose 20 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, with acreage commanding record prices because of red-hot demand for cropland in the world's biggest food exporting nation, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
Cameco Resources is a subsidiary of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan- based Cameco Corp., one of the world's largest uranium producers. The new mine is part of an aggressive expansion program by Cameco amid a soft uranium market. Cameco plans to open five more uranium mines _ two in Wyoming and three in Nebraska _ over the next few years.
JACKSON, Miss.-- Democrats in the Mississippi Legislature say they're working on proposals to keep Medicaid alive and funded in the budget year that starts July 1.
Plains states rose 20 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier, with acreage commanding record prices because of red-hot demand for cropland in the world's biggest food exporter, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Wednesday.
DENVER-- An expansion of Medicaid eligibility that's expected to add 160,000 adults to public health care assistance in Colorado was signed into law Monday. Kevin Lundberg, of Berthoud. Colorado will be on the hook "down the road for Medicaid dollars we don't have," he said.
NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, May 12- When David Pendery, a corporate public relations specialist, decided to move his family from Colorado to Illinois this year for work, his biggest worry was whether he would be able to sell his home quickly. It took just three days.
Molycorp Inc.' s shares jumped Friday after the rare earth product company reported a better-than-expected first quarter that beat Wall Street forecasts. THE SPARK: Molycorp on Thursday posted a loss of $47.2 million, or 33 cents per share, for the quarter that ended March 31.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-- Major stretches of river have already gone dry, farmers are leaving their land fallow, and cities are clamping down on water use, but things in New Mexico just went from bad to worse Thursday. The latest map from federal forecasters shows exceptional drought has spread from a quarter of New Mexico to nearly 40 percent in just one week.
RALEIGH, N.C.-- A popular idea among conservatives to try to limit the growth of government spending was approved Thursday by a North Carolina legislative committee despite arguments it could hurt the state's ability to borrow money cheaply.
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.-- Molycorp Inc.' s shares rose in after-hours trading Thursday after its first-quarter results came in ahead of market expectations. Molycorp posted a loss of $47.2 million, or 33 cents per share, for the quarter that ended March 31.
DENVER-- Air Methods Corp.' s shares sank in after-hours trading Thursday after the air medical transportation company posted a larger-than-expected loss for its first quarter on weaker revenue. Air Methods reported a net loss of $5.7 million, or 15 cents per share, for the quarter that ended March 31.
*Chairman threatens to sell company if Sprint bid fails. May 9- Acquiring Sprint Nextel is so important to Dish Network Corp founder and Chairman Charlie Ergen that he said on Thursday he may have to put the satellite TV company up for sale unless it prevails in its bidding war for Sprint with Japan's SoftBank Corp..
May 8- Jeffrey Skilling, the former Enron Corp chief executive, could be freed from prison nearly a decade sooner than originally expected, under an agreement with federal prosecutors to end the last major legal battle over one of the biggest corporate frauds in U.S. history.
NEW YORK-- Shares of DaVita HealthCare Partners Inc. advanced Wednesday after the dialysis-services company posted strong first-quarter results and reached an agreement with shareholder Berkshire Hathaway.
In Denver, Colorado, for instance, treatment for heart failure ranges from $21,000 to $46,000, according to the data on services used in the 100 common hospital stays covered by the Medicare program for the elderly and disabled. In Jackson, Mississippi, fees for the same treatment range from $9,000 to $51,000.