Western landowners are crying foul as they go through easement negotiations with energy giant TransCanada over the Keystone XL pipeline.» Read More
WASHINGTON, Aug 14- The summer of 2013 has been another severe fire season for the United States, a trend that has insurance companies bracing for a new normal: higher rates of property damage as Americans move to wildfire-prone areas in ever greater numbers.
Aug 8- ConocoPhillips is selling its stake in a Canadian oil sands project to Exxon Mobil Corp and Imperial Oil Ltd for about $720 million as it focuses on its U.S. shale oil and natural gas operations.
Aug 8- ConocoPhillips said it would sell its interest in an oil sands leasehold in Canada for about $720 million as part of its plan to restructure its assets and hive off its stake in six Alberta properties.
OTTAWA, Aug 2- Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper contradicted on Friday U.S. Asked about remarks made by Obama in an interview with the New York Times last Saturday and then repeated this week in a speech, Harper told reporters in Quebec City that Canada's perspective was well-known by everyone in Washington.
House Republicans are expected to ask for $40 billion in food stamp cuts when lawmakers resume work in September, compared to $4 billion proposed by the Senate.
NEW YORK/ ATLANTA, July 31- Billionaire Russian businessman Gennady Timchenko, a long-time associate of Russian President Vladimir Putin, plans to seek U.S. government-backed funding to buy luxury aircraft, Reuters has learned.
President Barack Obama called into question the number of jobs that would be created from the controversial Keystone XL pipeline in an interview with the New York Times released on Saturday.
NEW YORK, July 15- The oil industry's top lobby group in Washington has launched an aggressive new ad campaign urging the repeal of the Renewable Fuel Standard, a 2007 law mandating the blending of gasoline with increasing volumes of ethanol. The debate over the RFS has pitted the oil lobby against the ethanol lobby, two powerful groups in Washington.
New Jersey’s standing in America's Top States for Business has declined since Gov. Chris Christie took office in 2010. It finishes 42nd this year.
New Hampshire, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and California fill out the list with the biggest drops in our America's Top States for Business rankings for 2013.
Unions say right-to-work laws infringe on workers’ collective bargaining rights, and proponents call for a federal law as opposed to the current patchwork of state statutes.
WASHINGTON, July 10- Granting citizenship to 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States could boost state and local government coffers by about $2 billion annually, said a liberal-leaning think tank study released on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON, July 9- The U.S. Senate's Republican leader and one of its most liberal members seldom agree on much, but on Tuesday both threw cold water on efforts by senior tax legislators to overhaul the U.S. tax code by starting with a "blank slate."
Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.
More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.
South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store?
WASHINGTON, June 27- The Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax-writers, undertaking a rewrite of the U.S. tax code, on Thursday challenged their Senate colleagues to justify keeping popular tax breaks versus lowering rates.
WASHINGTON, June 27- The Senate's top Democratic and Republican tax-writers, undertaking a rewrite of the U.S. tax code, on Thursday challenged their Senate colleagues to justify keeping popular tax breaks, with the aim of debating legislation after the August recess.
A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities.
WASHINGTON, June 25- A bipartisan group of U.S. senators on Tuesday introduced a bill to abolish Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and replace them with a government reinsurer of mortgage securities that would backstop private capital in a crisis.