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  • Panel sides with gas firm in Kansas condemnation Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 4:22 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— A court-appointed panel of petroleum engineering experts has mostly sided with Omaha- based Northern Natural Gas on what the company should pay for condemning more than 9,200 acres in southern Kansas near its underground storage facility.

  • Koch 101: Some basics on the billionaire brothers Monday, 25 Aug 2014 | 4:45 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A primer on the Koch brothers and their role in politics. A: Charles and David Koch, ages 78 and 74, are billionaire brothers who helped create a broad network of nonprofit groups that control hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into politics.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Aug 25- As President Barack Obama prepares to announce major immigration policy changes, conservative attorney Kris Kobach is fighting a case in federal court he says has the potential to "torpedo" the president's plans.

  • Koch 101: Some basics on the billionaire brothers Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 9:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A primer on the Koch brothers and their role in politics. A: Charles and David Koch, ages 78 and 74, are billionaire brothers who helped create a broad network of nonprofit groups that control hundreds of millions of dollars flowing into politics.

  • 4 Kochs took genes, money in different directions Saturday, 23 Aug 2014 | 9:13 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— They are the outsized force in modern American politics, the best-known brand of the big money era, yet still something of a mystery to those who cash their checks. He's grounded in the Kansas soil of their birth.

  • US rig count down 17 to 1,896 Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 3:04 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell 17 this week to 1,896.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Kansas gained two rigs while Arkansas, Louisiana, West Virginia and Wyoming each rose by one.

  • Deere to lay off about 460 from Iowa tractor plant Friday, 22 Aug 2014 | 9:32 AM ET

    MOLINE, Ill.— Agricultural equipment maker Deere is laying off about 460 employees indefinitely from an Iowa tractor factory as it continues to adjust to market demand. The Moline, Illinois, company said Friday that the latest round of layoffs will be effective October 20.

  • Kansas files complaint against Westar Energy Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:36 PM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— Kansas regulators filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission against Westar Energy, Inc., alleging the state's largest utility is charging unjust and unreasonable electric transmission rates.

  • $250,000 grant aims to promote Kansas exports Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 5:31 AM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— The Kansas Department of Commerce is joining forces with Kansas Global Trade Services to increase awareness of the importance of exports to the state's economy. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that a $250,000 grant from the Legislature will allow the nonprofit trade advisory firm to work with communities.

  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 12:13 AM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

  • Prison company pays $8 million in back wages Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

  • Sprint cuts rates, CEO says more new plans to come Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 7:12 PM ET

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan./ WASHINGTON, Aug 18- Sprint Corp on Monday unveiled a new pricing plan that offers customers 20 gigabytes of data and up to 10 lines for $100, doubling its data offerings, the latest in a string of price cuts and promotions sweeping the wireless industry.

  • *Kurdish forces make progress in Iraq against militants. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Brent crude oil shed nearly $2 a barrel to reach its lowest price in over a year on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies.

  • *Kurdish forces make progress in Iraq against militants. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Brent crude oil shed more than $2 a barrel to reach its lowest price in over a year on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies.

  • *Kurdish forces make progress in Iraq against militants. NEW YORK, Aug 18- Brent crude oil sunk by more than $2 a barrel to its lowest price in over a year on Monday as investor concerns over conflict in Ukraine and Iraq eased, and as higher Libyan oil output added to already ample supplies.

  • Patient advocates say insurers avoiding the sick Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 6:36 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

  • Groups claim insurance discrimination in new forms Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 | 7:27 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Ending insurance discrimination against the sick was a central goal of the nation's health care overhaul, but leading patient groups say that promise is being undermined by new barriers from insurers.

  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at Midwest sites Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 10:29 AM ET

    MOLINE, Ill.— Agricultural equipment maker Deere is announcing it will indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at four of its factories in the Midwest as demand slumps. The affected sites are in the cities of East Moline and Moline in Illinois, as well as Ankeny, Iowa, and Coffeyville, Kansas.

  • Aug 15- Deere& Co, the world's largest maker of farm equipment, said it would indefinitely lay off more than 600 employees at plants in Illinois, Iowa and Kansas as falling grain prices hurt demand for tractors, harvesters and other agricultural machinery.

  • Deere to lay off 600 employees at four factories Friday, 15 Aug 2014 | 9:14 AM ET

    The plants are in Moline and East Moline, Illinois; Ankeny, Iowa; and Coffeyville, Kansas, Deere said.