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  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 21 this week to 1,048 amid falling oil prices. Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 813 rigs were seeking oil and 233 exploring for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas each...

  • COLUMN-Yemen fuels short-covering rally in oil: Kemp Thursday, 26 Mar 2015 | 9:04 AM ET

    LONDON, March 26- Air strikes by Saudi Arabia and its allies in Yemen have sparked a modest rise in oil prices of $3 per barrel, even though Yemen plays a marginal role in the global oil market. Yemen produces just 130,000 barrels per day, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, about 0.1 percent of global production and the same as Italy or Kansas.

  • House Roll Call: Republicans approve conservative budget Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 7:19 PM ET

    The 228-199 roll call Wednesday by which the House passed a conservative budget that relies on nearly $5 trillion in cuts to eliminate deficits over the next decade, calls for repealing the health care law and envisions transformations of the tax code and Medicare. Republicans— Aderholt, Y; Brooks, Y; Byrne, Y; Palmer, Y; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y. Republicans— Crawford, N; Hill, Y;...

  • WILLISTON, N.D., March 23- Business and community leaders in North Dakota's western oil patch have launched an aggressive campaign to convince more manufacturers to set up shop locally, part of a push to expand the area's economy beyond crude production and slash costs. The company, located on North Dakota's eastern edge, six hours from Williston, currently does...

  • 32 indicted in in Colorado illegal marijuana operation Wednesday, 25 Mar 2015 | 3:41 PM ET

    DENVER— A Colorado grand jury has indicted 32 people on charges that they illegally grew and shipped thousands of pounds of marijuana to other states, most commonly Minnesota. Authorities believe the group made about $12 million during the four years it operated, The Denver Post reported Wednesday. The indictment came after authorities raided several Denver...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— The existence of cameras attached to stun guns was news to a Pennsylvania prosecutor who said Wednesday that a recording made by an officer's own stun gun was the strongest evidence used to charge her this week with homicide for a man's shooting death in February. "I did not know until this case occurred" that some stun guns include cameras, Dauphin...

  • WASHINGTON— Inspired by the popular " USDA organic" label, House Republicans are proposing a new government certification for foods free of genetically modified ingredients. Under the legislation, the Agriculture Department would oversee the certification, as it does with organics. But while organic foods must be USDA- certified to carry any organic label on a...

  • Organic food company Amy's Kitchen has voluntarily recalled about 74,000 cases of frozen and prepackaged products containing spinach. The company reports it has not had any complaints of illnesses from the products being recalled in the United States and Canada. The 12- ounce product was sold in the frozen food department of the company's 85 stores in New...

  • A 3- ounce cup of ice cream contaminated with listeriosis was traced to a plant in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, Blue Bell spokesman Gene Grabowski said. The production line in Broken Arrow that makes the flavors has been stopped, but work continues in other parts of that plant. Francis hospital in Wichita, Kansas, became ill with listeriosis while hospitalized at some...

  • WASHINGTON— Responding to pressure from Congress and veterans groups, the Department of Veterans Affairs said Tuesday it is relaxing a rule that makes it hard for some veterans in rural areas to prove they live at least 40 miles from a VA health site. "We've determined that changing the distance calculation will help ensure more veterans have access to care when...

  • Farmers fund research to breed gluten-free wheat Monday, 23 Mar 2015 | 10:07 AM ET

    WICHITA, Kan.— Kansas farmers are paying for genetic research to figure out exactly why some people struggle to digest wheat. The Kansas Wheat Commission is spending $200,000 for the first two years of the project, which is meant to identify everything in wheat's DNA sequences that can trigger a reaction in people suffering from celiac disease, an autoimmune...

  • About 55 percent of Earned Income Tax Credit recipients reported using a paid tax preparer last year.

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. tumbled by 56 this week to 1,069 amid slumping oil prices. Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 825 rigs were seeking oil and 242 exploring for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost 36 rigs and Louisiana 18. New...

  • The grants, announced Friday in Georgia by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, come as the Republican Congress is exploring ways to cut the program, which cost $74 billion last year— twice its cost in 2008.. The food stamp program has long been the center of political wrangling in Washington, with elective officials debating it virtually endlessly.

  • KINGSTON, Jamaica— Jamaica has imposed import restrictions on poultry products from various spots in North America in the wake of a big outbreak of bird flu that has infected stocks. The island's agriculture ministry says fresh and frozen poultry, hatching eggs and various by-products from U.S. states including Kansas, Minnesota and Missouri are restricted...

  • 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...

  • TOPEKA, Kan.— A Kansas Senate committee on Thursday approved a proposed $15.5 billion budget for the state's next fiscal year that wouldn't balance out without tax increases. The Senate Commerce Committee also approved a bill that would limit bargaining between state agencies and public employee unions and prevent direct deductions from teachers' and...

  • WASHINGTON— An uncharacteristic joint effort by House Speaker John Boehner and his usual nemesis, Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to resolve a gnawing problem about how Medicare pays doctors underscores the political victories each sees in finally sweeping the issue off the deck— if they can. They're unhappy that it increases costs for some Medicare...

  • NEW YORK— Monsanto said Wednesday it will pay about $350,000 to settle class action lawsuits brought by farmers in seven states over genetically modified wheat. The St. Louis company said Wednesday it will make donations of $50,000 to agricultural schools at land grant colleges in Kansas, Missouri, Illinois, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi.

  • Correction: Blue Bell-Listeriosis story Tuesday, 17 Mar 2015 | 5:48 PM ET

    DALLAS— In stories on March 13-14 about listeria contamination of some Blue Bell products, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Food and Drug Administration found listeria bacteria in 10 Blue Bell frozen novelty products. 3 Kansas hospital patients die of ice cream-related illness. Five people, in all, developed listeriosis in Kansas after...