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  • But a Reuters investigation found in 2012 that coal companies were using affiliated brokers to settle royalty payments on exports to Asia at much lower domestic prices. The findings prompted Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, to call on the U.S. Interior Department early last year to investigate the practice. While that review continues, the U.S. Office...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Measuring the point at which investors have exhausted their selling in a market downturn is an inexact science at best, and at its worst akin to sticking a finger in the air to judge shifting winds. For months, worries about European economy and the conflicts in the Middle East and between Russia and Ukraine didn't shake the bullish conviction as...

  • *Economists eye changes to Fed policy statement due Oct. 29. Oct 16- The Federal Reserve is likely to reassure investors later this month that it won't stand idle if global turbulence threatens the U.S. economy, but a proposal from one top policymaker to keep on buying bonds looks to be a bridge too far. James Bullard, who heads the St.

  • James Bullard, president of the St. Encouraged by strengthening U.S. growth and falling unemployment, the Fed has incrementally tapered its bond buying program from $85 billion originally to $15 billion this month. It was set to shutter the program at a policy meeting Oct. 28-29, a plan that Fed Chair Janet Yellen may well stand by.

  • YOUR MONEY-How to avoid expense-report hell Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 15- If work hell exists, then Amanda Larrinaga experienced something like it a couple of years ago. The start-up consultant from Missoula, Montana, was staring at a gigantic stack of nine months' worth of receipts. That meant her immediate future was going to be one big expense-report nightmare: scanning, filing and coding; defending claims; and...

  • Oct 9- Thursday marked the end of the epic nine-week divorce trial of Oklahoma's richest man, oil magnate and Continental Resources Chief Executive Harold Hamm. During the proceedings, lawyers for Harold Hamm and his wife of 26 years, Sue Ann Hamm, presented starkly different views of how much wealth should be divided by the court. Such a multibillion-dollar...

  • Oct. 2- Japan and South Korea are continuing to test the U.S. wheat they buy to make sure the grain is not contaminated with an experimental version developed by Monsanto Co, but could soon stop the practice, the head of a U.S. wheat association said on Thursday. The two countries, which are among the top purchasers of U.S. wheat, have been sampling and testing all the U.S....

  • The case was brought by Brandon Coats, a former customer service representative for Englewood, Colo.- based Dish Network who was fired in 2010 after testing positive for marijuana.

  • Sept 26- U.S. wheat exports should not be hurt by the second discovery of experimental Monsanto Co. genetically modified wheat growing in a U.S. state where it was not approved, industry leaders said on Friday, because the wheat is not believed to be in commercial channels.

  • Sept 26- Monsanto Co's experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a decade ago.

  • Sept 26- Monsanto Co's experimental genetically engineered wheat, never approved for sale, has been found growing in a second U.S. state, and regulators said on Friday they could not explain how the plants escaped field trials that ended almost a decade ago.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Sept 15- The cost of the South Dakota portion of TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline has more than doubled to $1.974 billion in the last four years the project has awaited federal approval, the company said in a petition filed with the state Public Utilities Commission on Monday.

  • HELENA, Mont., Sept 4- A top Federal Reserve official on Thursday said he believes U.S. interest rates are too high, and had no "good answer" when asked why the Fed is reducing its efforts to push borrowing costs down.

  • Farm real estate values, which includes land and buildings, averaged $2,950 per acre in 2014, up 8.1 percent from 2013, the USDA said in its annual report based on surveys of 11,000 land parcels and taken during the first two weeks of June.

  • The train originated in North Dakota and was bound for Tesoro Corp's 120,000 barrel-per-day Anacortes oil refinery, 80 miles north of the city, Tesoro confirmed.

  • NEW YORK, July 23- The U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday proposed new safety rules for hauling crude oil by rail after a string of explosive accidents, in a move that could impact railroads, drillers, refiners and railcar makers amid an energy boom.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.