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  • NEW YORK— Shares of Clovis Oncology got a boost Monday after the company said it will get special incentives as it studies its ovarian cancer drug rucaparib. The FDA's decision means Clovis will get extra meetings with the FDA and earlier communication with scientists as it studies the drug. Shares of Clovis Oncology Inc. advanced $3.91, or 5.7 percent, to $72.55...

  • Weekly data released by the National Drought Mitigation Center shows moderate drought or worse covered 36.8 percent of the U.S. as of late last week, up nearly five percentage points from the previous week but slightly below last year's levels. Some areas of Iowa, Illinois and Kentucky saw rain last week, and additional rain could move across the same area this...

  • Oklahoma shakes, and fingers point to fracking Saturday, 4 Apr 2015 | 3:09 PM ET
    Floor hands work on an oil rig in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    Scientists say thousands of Oklahoma quakes are caused by wells used to bury wastewater from oil and gas exploration, the NYT reports.

  • Drought Monitor, issued on Thursday by state and federal climate experts, said nearly 36 percent of the High Plains from Kansas to North Dakota was in moderate to exceptional drought, up from 28 percent a week ago. "To be seeing 90- degree temperatures in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas in early April is disconcerting, causing crops to break dormancy rapidly and...

  • LONDON, April 1- More than 1 million barrels of crude oil move by train across the United States every day, according to data published for the first time by the government on Tuesday. The volume of crude shipped by rail has increased more than 50- fold in five years, from just 630,000 barrels in January 2010 to 33.7 million barrels in January 2015, the Energy...

  • Yuengling now tops Boston as largest craft brewer Tuesday, 31 Mar 2015 | 3:34 PM ET
    Cans of lager are filled at the Yuengling brewery in Pottsville, Pa.

    A new definition by the Brewers Association of what constitutes craft beer changes the lineup of the largest U.S. brewers by sales volume.

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in March amid optimism over the labor market, a hopeful sign that a recent sharp slowdown in economic activity will be temporary. A combination of harsh winter weather, a now-settled labor dispute at the country's busy West Coast ports, softer global demand and a strong dollar dampened growth early...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- U.S. single-family home prices rose in January from a year earlier and the year-on-year growth increased for a second straight month, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. Denver and Miami reported the highest year-over-year gains, with prices increasing by 8.4 percent and 8.3 percent, respectively, over the last 12 months.

  • 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...

  • With the price of crude plumbing lows not seen since 2009, Royal Dutch Shell, Whiting Petroleum Corp and many others are turning to rocket fuel, Big Data, lasers, spectrometers and other new or revamped technologies to do more for less. Baker Hughes Inc saw more client inquiries about products that increase efficiency of existing wells in the first three months...

  • Techies profit from the booming pot business Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 AM ET
    Marijuana Canada Cannabis

    MJ Freeway has carved a lucrative niche in the software business for pot retailers. It now has a booming business in 19 states.

  • Take Elizabeth Schirmer, whose destination wedding in Mexico got upended by bad weather in late February in Rochester, New York. After she returned home, Schirmer, 30, received a generic apology email from Delta Air Lines and an invitation to comment about her experience. Some 70,757 flights with at least one stop in the United States got canceled between Dec. 21...

  • NEW YORK, March 23- Volunteers at the Galena, Illinois, fire department were hosing down the smoldering wreck of a derailed BNSF oil train on the east bank of the Mississippi River on March 5 when a fire suddenly flared beyond their control. "They dropped the hoses and got out" when the flames started rising, said Charles Pedersen, emergency manager for Jo Daviess...

  • March 23- Tenet Healthcare Corp on Monday said it would become the largest U.S. provider of outpatient surgery services through a joint venture with United Surgical Partners International and expects to fully own the company within five years. Tenet, the third-largest U.S. hospital operator, said it will pay $425 million to private equity firm Welsh, Carson,...

  • Grass is looking green for investing in marijuana Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 2:36 PM ET
    A Privateer Holdings marijuana facility

    Venture capital investors would be dopes to pass up this opportunity.

  • March 23- Tenet Healthcare Corp and United Surgical Partners International will combine their ambulatory and short-stay surgery centers in a deal that will give Tenet the option to buy USPI over the next five years. Tenet also said it would buy UK- based Aspen Healthcare from Welsh Carson for about $215 million in cash. USPI and Aspen are being advised by...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, March 20- Rapid7, LogRythm and Mimecast are joining a growing list of cybersecurity firms planning to go public in 2015 to capitalize on investor interest following a spate of hacker attacks, according to people familiar with the matter. Shares of publicly traded cybersecurity firms have outperformed the market in recent months, as...

  • Why pot entrepreneurs are moving to Canada Friday, 20 Mar 2015 | 11:40 AM ET
    A worker at Privateer Holdings facility on Vancouver Island, Canada.

    In Canada, marijuana business owners can put their cash into a bank account instead of a vault, and they wear "clean suits" in growing facilities.

  • Native tribes debate entering legal pot business Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 | 1:31 PM ET
    Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park in southeastern Utah.

    Many Native American tribes are grappling with the idea of growing marijuana on reservation land.

  • 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...