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  • Whiting to top Bakken oil firms in $6B Kodiak buy Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    DENVER— Whiting Petroleum Corp. said Sunday it is buying Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp. for $6 billion in stock, worth $13.90 per share, in a deal that will make it the largest producer in the booming Bakken region of North Dakota and Montana. The combined company had over 107,000 barrels of oil equivalent production per day in the first quarter.

  • Colorado recreational pot sales dip for 1st time Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 12:48 PM ET

    DENVER— Colorado sold less recreational pot in May than in April, the first month-to-month sales decline for the drug that became legal at the beginning of the year. Tax collections reported by the state Department of Revenue this week showed Colorado sold about $21 million of recreational pot in May.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 union jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan. "This is a bad business decision for United Airlines," Carlson said.

  • July 7- United Airlines said on Monday it plans to outsource more than 630 jobs at 12 U.S. airports in a cost-saving move. United Airlines would shift these jobs from its payroll and hire other companies to provide the employees, under the outsourcing plan.

  • Laggardly Dow crosses 17,000 milestone Thursday, 3 Jul 2014 | 12:09 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 3- Wall Street on Thursday celebrated its love of zeros- the ones that come after commas, that is- as the Dow Jones Industrial Average topped the 17,000 mark for the first time.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, June 29- Apple Inc, Facebook Inc and other prominent Silicon Valley technology companies flew the flag for gay rights at the San Francisco Pride Festival on Sunday as they sought to boost morale among employees and reflect a corporate culture of diversity.

  • New technology, such as Google Inc's Google Glass, a tiny computer mounted on eyeglasses, could create new challenges for safekeeping client data, brokerage executives and regulators say. The worries are surfacing as Google is rolling out new frames by designer Diane von Furstenberg this week.

  • June 26- Benet Wilson is one of the 2.5 million Americans who have paid a yearly fee to skip security lines at airports and thinks it's worth every penny she paid for a five-year membership in the Global Entry program offered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection department. The value of spending $100 for Global Entry comes down to how often you fly.

  • Medicaid cures cities' uninsured rate: Study Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 1:48 PM ET

    Expanding Medicaid eligibility will significantly affect uninsured rates in seven major cities, and bring them billions in federal money, according to a study.

  • SINGAPORE, June 19- Nobo Okada wants to save the planet from orbiting junk, which he says is in danger of cutting us off from the satellites we depend on and the outer space beyond.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out an appeals court ruling that had allowed a lawsuit by a federal regulatory agency to go forward against several banks over their role in selling mortgage-backed securities to now-failed credit unions.

  • Voters in Colorado and Washington state passed ballot measures in 2012 legalizing recreational marijuana use by adults. The first recreational pot stores opened in Colorado in January, and Washington is set to follow suit this year.

  • VANCOUVER, June 6- A funding technique mostly used to help companies build new mines is moving into the mainstream as a way to pay for acquisitions and could help boost industry deal volumes that have fallen for the past three years.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- European central bankers boosted world markets on Thursday by rolling out sub-zero interest rates and other anti-deflation measures that lifted the euro, U.S. The euro, a common currency used by 18 countries that a month ago traded at a hair under $1.40, initially sank on news of the European Central Bank's program.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The euro turned higher on Thursday, bouncing back from losses caused by European central bankers rolling out sub-zero interest rates in a battle against low inflation, while Wall Street and U.S.

  • NEW YORK, June 5- The euro turned up on Thursday, bouncing back from losses caused by European central bankers rolling out sub-zero interest rates in a battle against low inflation, as Wall Street stock prices and yields on U.S.

  • *Fed to buy $2.25 bln- $2.75 bln notes due 2021-2024. NEW YORK, June 5- U.S. Treasuries yields rose on Thursday in choppy trading after the European Central Bank cut interest rates to record lows and announced new measures meant to help stimulate the region's economy.

  • The Foothill Ranch, California- based company began selling products made in Asia to Walmart in the 1990 s and is now supplying it with some U.S.-made products. Trying to rebuild that manufacturing capability, while making products that meet Walmart's standards, can require companies to "start from scratch," Kelley says.

  • U.S. home prices rise in March - S&P/Case-Shiller Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | 9:02 AM ET

    NEW YORK, May 27- U.S. single-family home prices rose in March and beat expectations, a closely watched survey said on Tuesday. "The year-over-year changes suggest that prices are rising more slowly," David Blitzer, chairman of the index committee at S&P Dow Jones Indices, said in a statement.

  • Odds are you guessed Florida, or maybe Arizona- two sunny states that have long been popular with the senior set. Lois O'Grady lives in Vermillion, South Dakota. But the region has another thing going for it: South Dakota was recently named the best state to retire in the nation, handily defeating retiree hot spots like Florida.