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  • Penford posts 4Q profit Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:42 PM ET

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. _ Penford Corp. on Thursday reported net income of $3 million, or 23 cents per share, in its fiscal fourth quarter. The company, based in Centennial, Colorado, posted revenue of $109.1 million in the period. Penford shares have risen 46 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • RE/MAX beats 3Q profit forecasts Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 5:18 PM ET

    DENVER _ RE/MAX Holdings Inc. on Thursday reported profit of $4.3 million in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 41 cents per share. RE/MAX shares have declined 7 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Canadian crude imports likely to keep falling -NEB Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    Canada has the world's third-largest crude reserves behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, most of which are located in the oil sands in northern Alberta. The closure of Shell Canada's Montreal East refinery in Quebec, and Imperial Oil Ltd's refinery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has also reduced demand for imported crude. NEB data showed that the U.S. shale boom has...

  • Oil and politics: A senator scraps for survival Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    Mary Landrieu scrapped on Thursday for converts among fellow Democrats for legislation to approve the Keystone XL Pipeline before a runoff election that threatens to end her career in Congress. The White House said President Barack Obama took a "dim view" of the bill but did not explictly threaten a veto. Landrieu sought to cast herself as an...

  • Fracking accident kills 1, injures 2 in Colorado Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

    GREELEY, Colo.— An accident at a hydraulic fracturing site in northern Colorado killed one worker and seriously injured two others Thursday, authorities said. Overnight, the temperature had dropped to minus 5, which is severe but not as cold as in other locations in Colorado such as Denver International Airport, where the low was minus 14.. The men were working for...

  • HOUSTON, Nov 13- Oilfield Water Logistics LLC, which transports, treats and disposes of water for energy companies in the U.S. shale oil boom, said on Thursday it bought competitor WestWater Energy, the latest step towards consolidation in the fragmented sector. The acquisition means Dallas- based OWL, a recently formed company backed by a unit of private equity...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 13- Farmland values in the central U.S. Plains held mostly steady in the July-September quarter compared to a year ago, with land prices and loan demand generally tracking commodity price trends, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Thursday. The bank's district includes Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, western Missouri, eastern Colorado and...

  • Greater sage grouse marks next conservation battle Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 3:33 AM ET

    DENVER— Federal officials granted protection to the Gunnison sage grouse on Wednesday, a move that could bring restrictions on oil and gas drilling and other activity to preserve the bird's habitat in parts of Colorado and Utah. Utah officials were also critical, with Gov. An estimated 5,000 Gunnison sage grouse remain in southwestern Colorado and...

  • Morgan Stanley pushed murky China stock to market Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 12:02 AM ET

    In 2012, after spending millions of dollars vetting the firm, a Morgan Stanley investment arm paid $300 million for a stake in Tianhe and a seat on its board. When Tianhe went public in June, Morgan Stanley was one of three lead banks that helped it raise $654 million from investors, making the deal one of the largest Hong Kong IPOs this year. Then Hong Kong regulators...

  • Nov 5- The defeat of twin measures in Oregon and Colorado that would have required labeling of foods made with genetically modified ingredients sets the stage for a battle over the issue in the nation's capital, both sides of the debate said on Wednesday. The Oregon measure lost 49 to 51 percent, according to unofficial results reported by the Oregon Secretary of...

  • Pot muscles into mainstream as voters OK measures Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 1:55 PM ET
    Marijuana-based products are displayed at the "Oregon's Finest" medical marijuana dispensary in Portland, Oregon.

    More regions have joined Colorado and Washington state in allowing recreational marijuana use. Businesses in turn are hoping for revenue and jobs.

  • DALLAS, Nov 5- Voters approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the north Texas town of Denton on Tuesday, making it the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom. The vote in the city of 123,000 was highly symbolic because hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is widely used in Texas, the top...

  • Recap: Election 2014—Waking up to a GOP Congress Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 10:37 AM ET
    On November 4, Americans will head to the polls to cast their vote in the mid-term elections with the control of the U.S. Senate in question.

    The Republican Party won control of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, in a night that turned out to be a historic defeat for Democrats.

  • Texas town passes ban on fracking in its birthplace Wednesday, 5 Nov 2014 | 7:54 AM ET

    DALLAS, Nov 5- Voters approved a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the North Texas town of Denton on Tuesday, making it the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom. But several similar measures failed in cities and counties in Ohio and California. Fracking was pioneered in Texas at the Barnett shale...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- The Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday could lead to new legislative measures that directly effect the energy sector and other slices of the equities market. Republican Senate candidates picked up formerly Democratic seats in Iowa, North Carolina, Montana, Colorado, West Virginia, South Dakota and Arkansas, more than the six gains...

  • DALLAS, Nov 4- Voters appeared to back a ban on hydraulic fracturing in the North Texas town of Denton, which could become the first city in the Lone Star State to outlaw the oil and gas extraction technique behind the U.S. energy boom. Fracking was pioneered in Texas at the Barnett shale formation where Denton is located. The Ohio cities included Athens, Gates Mills,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 4- With Congressional election results so far confirming expectations, a Republican takeover of the U.S. Senate will likely deal investors a result that could have a direct effect on the energy sector and other slices of the equities market. Republican Senate candidates picked up formerly Democratic seats in Montana, Colorado, West Virginia, South...

  • What this election means for the sweep of history Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 10:07 AM ET
    Voters wait in line to enter a polling place at the Jamestown Town Hall before the poll opens Nov. 4, 2014, in Jamestown, North Carolina.

    Voters go to the polls for midterm congressional elections Tuesday, but just 10 states will decide the most important result.

  • Dish misses Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 | 8:17 AM ET
    The Dish Network booth is shown at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

    Dish Network on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $145.5 million.

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 4- After the votes are counted for the midterm U.S. elections, cable operators will be among the big winners, nearly doubling ad sales to about $800 million, while the nation's TV station operators will see far more modest increases. In 2010, TV stations benefited from competitive gubernatorial contests in California and New York, the two largest...