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  • Republican River states pledge to cooperate more Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:38 AM ET

    Officials in Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas say the agreements on how the river's water will be managed this year and next year show they are taking a more cooperative approach. In October, Nebraska and Kansas were arguing before the Supreme Court about how much Nebraska should pay Kansas for using more than its legal share of the river's water in 2005 and 2006..

  • Thanksgiving getaway: 46.3 million to hit the road Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK— The good news for Thanksgiving travelers: the price of gas is at five-year lows. AAA says the average retail price for gasoline is $2.85 per gallon, 43 cents cheaper than Thanksgiving Day last year. With the average car getting 18.5 miles per gallon, that means a family driving 300 miles will save $6.97 in fuel this holiday.

  • Combine sharing program aims to boost farm income Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:05 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— A combine-sharing program touted Wednesday as the first of its kind aims to give farmers a chance to make some money off expensive equipment that sits idle once harvest is finished, and could provide competition next season for custom cutters. The "Farmer to Farmer" program from FarmLink, a Kansas City, Missouri- based agribusiness, will let farmers in...

  • Pot backer who quit TV job on air fights subpoena Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 6:12 AM ET

    The Alaska Public Offices Commission wants to know whether Charlo Greene used crowdsourcing funds to advocate for a ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Alaska and Oregon this month joined Washington and Colorado as states approving legal pot. Greene made headlines in September when, while reporting on a story, she revealed...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Keystone XL's top supporter in the U.S. Senate frantically lobbied colleagues on Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to find enough "yes" votes to approve the oil pipeline from Canada. TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline has broad support in Louisiana, an oil-producing state, where Landrieu faces an uphill battle to win a new six-year term in a...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- Keystone XL supporters in the U.S. Senate faced tough odds on Tuesday in passing a bill to approve the oil pipeline from Canada after one lawmaker they hoped might be a "yes" said he would vote against the project. "Congress is not- nor should it be- in the business of legislating the approval or disapproval of a construction project," Senator Angus...

  • Wisconsin agency proposes fee for electric cars Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 9:41 AM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on owners of electric vehicles, in an attempt to help make up for revenue drivers of those fuel-efficient cars aren't paying in gas taxes, under a road-funding proposal put forward by Gov. The $50 annual charge, which would raise about $4 million a year, is part of $751 million in new taxes...

  • Colorado panel makes no progress on edible pot Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    GOLDEN, Colo.— A Colorado task force wrapped up a final task force meeting on Monday with no consensus on what marijuana-infused foods and drinks should look like. The state Health Department has called for new markings to go on marijuana products, with a future commission to be set up to pre-approve items what kinds of foods can be made with marijuana.

  • Nov 17- Starbucks Corp said on Monday it has been wrongly accused in online petitions of supporting a Grocery Manufacturers Association lawsuit to block Vermont's GMO labeling law. Petitions posted to websites such as Sumofus.org and Care2.com accused Starbucks of teaming with fellow GMA member Monsanto Co to kill GMO labeling in Vermont, which in May...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate scrambled on Monday to gather votes to pass a bill that authorizes the project to help send Canadian oil to the U.S. With her chamber stuck at 59 votes in favor of Keystone XL, Senator Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, worked hard to gather one last vote needed to pass a bill that the House of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 17- Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate on Monday scrambled to gather votes to pass a bill that authorizes the project to help send Canadian oil to the U.S. With her chamber stuck at 59 votes for Keystone XL, Senator Mary Landrieu, a Louisiana Democrat, worked hard to gather one last vote needed to pass a bill that the House of...

  • Wisconsin agency proposes fee for electric cars Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    MADISON, Wis.— Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on owners of electric vehicles, in an attempt to help make up for revenue drivers of those fuel-efficient cars aren't paying in gas taxes, under a road-funding proposal put forward by Gov. The $50 annual charge, which would raise about $4 million a year, is part of $751 million in new taxes...

  • Workers scarce amid Weld County oil, gas boom Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:27 AM ET

    GREELEY, Colo.— Weld County employers are struggling to fill openings amid the oil and gas boom, with the jobless rate hovering under 4 percent. The county has gained 3,900 jobs in the first nine months of the year, including 1,900 in the energy and construction industries, the Greeley Tribune reported Saturday. "It's got to be one of the tightest labor markets I've...

  • Cause of deadly leak at Texas plant still unknown Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    LA PORTE, Texas— DuPont officials said Sunday it's still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth. Company spokesman Aaron Woods said DuPont is investigating the cause of the leak of methyl mercaptan at a plant in La Porte. A team from the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, an...

  • States working to fix hobbled health care websites Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    The Massachusetts website, designed by the same contractor that worked on the troubled federal website, performed so poorly it prompted a public apology from Gov. Massachusetts was one of several states where the ambition of running their own health insurance marketplace inside a new federal system ran into a harsh reality. Others, like Maryland and...

  • Obscure Nebraska panel may hold sway over pipeline Sunday, 16 Nov 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    LINCOLN, Neb.— Congress is suddenly scrambling to vote on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, but the fate of the oft-delayed $5.4 billion project could still wind up in the hands of an obscure commission in Nebraska that regulates telephones, taxi cabs and grain bins. President Barack Obama, who has delayed a decision pending the resolution of the Nebraska issue, has not...

  • Pure Cycle posts 4Q profit Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:01 PM ET

    DENVER _ Pure Cycle Corp. on Friday reported profit of $1.4 million, or 6 cents per share, in its fiscal fourth quarter. The company, based in Denver, posted revenue of $1.1 million in the period. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • US rig count up 3 to 1,928 Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:58 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by three this week to 1,928.. Alaska, California, Louisiana, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming each gained one. Texas declined by four, Pennsylvania was down three and Kansas and Oklahoma dropped one apiece.

  • After girls' jihadi quest, a focus on outreach Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    DENVER— Gathered under the fluorescent lights of an austere Denver mosque, a group of parents stared at a photo projected on a wall in front of them. "You can kill someone with a gun or a knife, but a phone might get me 10 more recruits," said Seamus Hughes of the National Counterterrorism Center, who traveled from Washington, D.C., to speak to parents and Muslim leaders...

  • Hallador Energy posts 3Q loss Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 3:39 PM ET

    DENVER _ Hallador Energy Co. on Friday reported a loss of $5.8 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Denver- based company said it had a loss of 20 cents. Hallador Energy shares have increased 48 percent since the beginning of the year.