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  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • State-by-state breakdown of used cars with open recalls Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:18 PM ET

    Carfax, a company that sells vehicle history reports to dealers and car buyers, searched recalls and state registration databases and found that more than 46 million cars are on U.S. roads with recalled parts that have yet to be repaired. Here is a state-by-state breakdown of cars with unfixed recalls in 2014:. Source: Study of 2014 state registration data by...

  • Survey: Uninsured rate hit new low in 2014 Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:28 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Even as it faces another Supreme Court challenge, President Barack Obama's health care law has steadily reduced the number of uninsured Americans, according to an extensive survey released Tuesday. Ten of the 11 states with the biggest declines in their uninsured rates accepted the health care law's Medicaid expansion, which provides...

  • SEATTLE— A Skagit County hearing examiner handed conservation groups a victory Monday, ruling that an oil-by-rail project at the Shell Puget Sound Refinery near Anacortes should undergo a full environmental review. In 2013, Shell sought a development permit from Skagit County to build a rail spur from existing railroad tracks to handle oil brought in by...

  • TORONTO— A fiery oil train derailment in Ontario this month suggests new safety requirements for tank cars carrying flammable liquids are inadequate, Canada's transport safety board announced Monday. The accident was the latest in a spate of fiery derailments in Canada and the U.S., a trend which American safety officials say drives home the need for stronger...

  • Transportation Commission approves 8 Wyoming contracts Monday, 23 Feb 2015 | 12:08 PM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— The Wyoming Transportation Commission has awarded contracts totaling $29.5 million for eight projects around the state, including two highway projects to be funded through a 10- cent increase in the state fuel tax. Riverside Contracting of Missoula, Montana, submitted the low bid of $16.3 million for the I-25 project. Pavement improvement is...

  • The projection comes from a previously unreported analysis by the Department of Transportation that reviewed the risks of moving vast quantities of both fuels across the nation and through major cities. The study completed last July took on new relevance this week after a train loaded with crude derailed in West Virginia, sparked a spectacular fire and...

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Exxon Mobil Corp. has asked federal regulators to reconsider a $1 million penalty imposed against the oil giant over a 63,000- gallon crude spill into Montana's Yellowstone River. The Texas- based company asked the Department of Transportation to withdraw three of its four findings of pipeline safety violations. Safety regulators said Exxon...

  • Stillwater Mining beats 4Q profit forecasts Friday, 20 Feb 2015 | 8:24 AM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont. _ Stillwater Mining Co. on Friday reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.7 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 10 cents per share. Stillwater Mining shares have declined nearly 3 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • CHARLESTON, W.Va.— Speed doesn't appear to have been a factor in an oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia, a federal transportation official said Thursday. The CSX train was going 33 mph at the time of Monday's crash in the town of Mount Carbon. The speed limit was 50 mph, said Federal Railroad Administration acting administrator Sarah Feinberg.

  • Exxon subsidiary penalized for $1.3M in ND audit dispute Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 5:34 PM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont.— A subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corp. was hit with a $1.3 million civil penalty on Wednesday for failing to provide timely information needed for an audit of its federal oil and gas leases in North Dakota. The U.S. Department of Interior's Office of Natural Resources Revenue said Texas- based XTO Energy, Inc. did not fully comply with the 2013...

  • Fire smolders a 3rd day from W.Va. oil train derailment Wednesday, 18 Feb 2015 | 3:37 AM ET

    MOUNT CARBON, W.Va.— The fiery derailment of a train carrying crude oil in West Virginia is one of three in the past year involving tank cars that already meet a higher safety standard than what federal law requires— leading some to suggest even tougher requirements that industry representatives say would be prohibitively costly. Hundreds of families were...

  • MOUNT CARBON, W.Va.— Oil from North Dakota's shale fields was still burning in West Virginia a day after a train carrying more than 3 million gallons of crude derailed in a snowstorm, shooting fireballs into the sky. Hundreds of families were evacuated and nearby water treatment plants were temporarily shut down after 19 tanker cars left the tracks and caught...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- Five Republican state governors say they will not rescue a crucial part of Obamacare if it is struck down by the Supreme Court, underlining the prospect for a chaotic aftermath to a ruling that could force millions of Americans to pay much more for coverage or lose their health insurance. In response to Reuters' queries, spokespeople for the...

  • Feb 13- United Airlines will outsource about 1,150 positions at 16 airports across the country, but reached tentative agreements with its union to keep another 800 jobs in-house that also had been under scrutiny, a company spokesman said on Friday. Before taking effect, the agreement must be approved by a vote of the affected workers, who are located in or near...

  • Feb 3- U.S. miner Arch Coal Inc said it expected costs in the Powder River Basin and Appalachian regions to fall this year, helped partly by lower diesel prices and easing railroad snarls, sending its shares up as much as 13 percent. Arch Coal and its rivals have been hurt by weak demand for thermal coal as utilities have switched to cheap and abundantly available...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway agreed to sell 168 stores in eight states to win U.S. antitrust approval for their $9.2 billion merger, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Albertsons, which has 630 supermarkets under various brand names, and Safeway, which has 1,332 stores, will divest stores in Arizona, California, Montana,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway agreed to sell 168 stores in eight states to win U.S. antitrust approval for their $9.2 billion merger, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Albertsons, which has 630 supermarkets under various brand names, and Safeway, which has 1,332 stores, will divest stores in Arizona, California, Montana,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- Supermarket chains Albertsons and Safeway agreed to sell 168 stores in eight states to win U.S. antitrust approval for their $9.2 billion merger, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Albertsons, which has 630 supermarkets under various brand names, and Safeway, which has 1,332 stores, will divest stores in Arizona, California, Montana,...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 21- Leading U.S. pipeline Kinder Morgan Inc said on Wednesday it will enter North Dakota's Bakken shale with a $3 billion acquisition of Hiland Partners, a pipeline and logistics company founded by Continental Resources Chief Executive Officer Harold Hamm. "The Bakken is the one producing basin in which Kinder Morgan doesn't have a large presence,"...