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  • ND wants specifics on backlogged grain shipments Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 11:03 AM ET

    BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota's congressional delegation is pressing Canadian Pacific Railway to provide details of its backlog of grain shipments, saying farmers need detailed information with fall harvest fast approaching. But Sen John Hoeven, R- N.D., Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D- N.D., and Rep.

  • Peabody quarterly revenue rises 2 pct Tuesday, 22 Jul 2014 | 8:28 AM ET

    July 22- Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp reported a 2 percent rise in quarterly revenue, helped by an increase in shipments and prices at its mining operations in western U.S. states such as Wyoming, Colorado and Montana.

  • US states with higher minimum wages gain more jobs Saturday, 19 Jul 2014 | 3:01 AM ET

    A Congressional Budget Office report earlier this year lent some support for that view. It found that a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, as President Obama supports, could cost 500,000 jobs nationwide.

  • The California cities of San Jose, Vallejo and San Diego all saw a heightened threat, as new fault lines have been recently discovered, the report said. It also upgraded the risks facing parts of the central and eastern United States, singling out areas near New Madrid, Missouri, and Charleston, South Carolina.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • DETROIT, July 17- General Motors Co last month recalled millions of vehicles with three different designs of ignition switches that could accidentally turn off the engine and disable air bags in a crash.

  • CSX optimistic long-term but predicts flat 3Q Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— CSX is optimistic about its long-term performance, but the railroad's profit during this quarter will likely be relatively flat. The company discussed its second-quarter results Wednesday after edging out Wall Street profit expectations.

  • COLUMN-The Big One: Russia's Bazhenov shale: Kemp Wednesday, 16 Jul 2014 | 7:02 AM ET

    LONDON, July 16- As U.S. and EU policymakers have imposed targeted sanctions on Russian individuals and firms in response to the crisis in Ukraine, Western companies have sought to insulate their own projects from the political imbroglio and continue developing the country's vast oil and gas resources.

  • Court backs claim by cycling legend LeMond Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 5:10 PM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont.— The Montana Supreme Court ruled that three-time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond holds a legitimate damages claim in a property dispute at the members-only Yellowstone Club but left unresolved the question of just how much the claim is worth.

  • Groups seek ban of oil in older railroad tank cars Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 3:06 PM ET

    SEATTLE— Two environmental groups are asking the U.S. Department of Transportation to immediately ban shipments of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars, citing recent explosive oil train wrecks and the department's own findings that those accidents pose an "imminent hazard."

  • NEW YORK, July 14- A $6 billion takeover to create the biggest oil producer in the Bakken shale may also open up new opportunities for some big traders who ship oil from North Dakota and Montana to market.

  • July 13- Whiting Petroleum Corp said on Sunday it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp for $3.8. Bakken/ Three Forks oil formations. The formations, within the Williston Basin in North Dakota and Montana, are among the largest oil plays in the United States.

  • 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.

  • July 13- Whiting Petroleum Corp on Sunday said it would acquire Kodiak Oil& Gas Corp in an all-stock deal valued at $6 billion, and thereby become the largest producer in the Bakken/ Three Forks oil formations.

  • INFLUENCE GAME: Shaping US railroad safety rules Sunday, 13 Jul 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    Billions of dollars are riding on how these rules are written, and lobbyists from the railroads, tank car manufacturers and the oil, ethanol and chemical industries have met 13 times since March with officials at the White House and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

  • WASHINGTON, July 10- A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Federal Reserve's long-held independence into question again, as conservative lawmakers seek to place the U.S. central bank under tougher scrutiny.

  • Fed's independence questioned by Republicans again Thursday, 10 Jul 2014 | 5:49 AM ET
    The Federal Reserve building.

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • With Democrats controlling the Senate since the 2008 financial crisis, the bank and its supporters have had the luxury of shrugging off Fed-related laws from the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

  • Top Senate Democrat blocks votes on gun proposals Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    The Nevada Democrat used Senate procedures to prevent votes on any amendments to a bipartisan measure expanding hunters' access to public lands and renewing land conservation programs.

  • Montana refinances bonds to save $1.6 million Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 12:16 PM ET

    The bonds were issued by the legislature to build the Dillon National Guard Armory, renovate Gaines Hall at Montana State University, expand and enhance the Montana Agriculture Experiment Stations and provide funding for the Montana Tech Natural Resources Building.