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  • COLUMN-Oil in Arcadia: John Kemp Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    Some of that crude came from states such as North Dakota, Texas and Alaska, and the rest from foreign suppliers like Canada, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Nigeria. On Saturday, the New York Times published a carefully researched essay chronicling "The Downside of the Boom" about how " North Dakota took on the oversight of a multi-billion dollar oil industry with a...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 24- U.S. fund firms are taking extra measures to make sure they don't get stuck holding hard-to-sell bonds in the event that fixed income markets see a massive race to the exits when interest rates start to rise. Over the past few months a growing number of asset managers, including Neuberger Berman, Natixis Global Management and T. Rowe Price have been...

  • Nov 23- The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States dropped 10 cents in the past two weeks, hitting a four-year low, according to the latest Lundberg survey released on Sunday. The gasoline price is down about 41 cents a gallon from a year ago and has dropped 88 cents from a 2014 peak of $3.72 in May. The highest price within the survey area within 48 U.S....

  • New Mexico lawmakers grill spaceport boss Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 9:38 AM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— Lawmakers demanded more details Thursday about how the New Mexico Spaceport Authority plans to succeed now that the nearly quarter-billion-dollar Spaceport America stands empty and commercial fights by anchor tenant Virgin Galactic have been delayed indefinitely. There have been concerns about the spaceport's future after Virgin...

  • O'Keeffe painting sells for record $44.4M in NYC Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    Sotheby's New York says the 1932 painting, " Jimson Weed/ White Flower No. 1," sold Thursday during the auction house's sale of American art. That was the price for Joan Mitchell's "Untitled" at Christie's New York in May. The previous auction record for an O'Keeffe work was $6.2 million, set at Christie's New York in 2001..

  • Immigrants wait, hope, plan for Obama order Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 3:40 AM ET

    SANTA ANA, Calif.— Immigrants in the country illegally already are flooding attorneys' offices with calls to see if they can qualify under President Barack Obama's yet-to-be-announced plan to shield as many as 5 million immigrants from deportation. Alex Galvez, an immigration lawyer in Los Angeles, said he's going to need to add phone lines to keep up with the...

  • Project to show Native American link to Route 66 Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Greasy diners, big-finned Cadillacs, mom-and-pop souvenir shops, dusty trading posts and the promise of the West were undoubtedly part of the recipe that made historic Route 66— America's Mother Road— famous. Tribes are now teaming up with a tourism group and the National Park Service to tell a new story for Route 66 travelers, one that aims to...

  • Wind firm sues to block release of bird-death data Monday, 17 Nov 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Pacificorp of Portland, Oregon, is seeking an injunction in U.S. District Court in Utah to prevent the Interior Department from releasing information it considers confidential. The Obama administration has said it planned to turn over the material to The Associated Press, which sought it from the Interior Department in March 2013 under the U.S.

  • Canadian crude imports likely to keep falling -NEB Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    Canada has the world's third-largest crude reserves behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, most of which are located in the oil sands in northern Alberta. The closure of Shell Canada's Montreal East refinery in Quebec, and Imperial Oil Ltd's refinery in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, has also reduced demand for imported crude. NEB data showed that the U.S. shale boom has...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 13- Farmland values in the central U.S. Plains held mostly steady in the July-September quarter compared to a year ago, with land prices and loan demand generally tracking commodity price trends, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Thursday. The bank's district includes Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, western Missouri, eastern Colorado and...

  • Nov 1- Voters in several U.S. states will decide the fate of $44.7 billion in borrowing and other budget measures on Tuesday, with investors in the $3.7 trillion municipal bond market focused mainly on large offerings in California and New York. "Just two states, California and New York, are presenting voters with meaningful bond measures for approval," Peter Hayes,...

  • MOJAVE, Calif., Oct 31- A suborbital passenger spaceship being developed by Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic company crashed during a test flight on Friday near the Mojave Air and Space Port in California, killing one pilot and seriously injuring the other, officials said. The crash of the vehicle, undergoing its first powered test flight since January over the...

  • *China Q3 growth slowest since 2009 but less weak vs forecast. Treasuries prices fell on Tuesday as less worrisome data on China and a report on the European Central Bank possibly moving to buy regional corporate bonds allayed some concerns about the global economy and reduced safe-haven bids for low-risk government debt. The ECB story catapulted us down from...

  • Oct 6- Inflation measures remain relatively stable, but the Federal Reserve needs to move to raise interest rates if price pressures increase quickly, a top Fed official said on Monday. "I don't think inflation is a risk today," said Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George in response to a question after delivering a speech in Albuquerque, New...

  • HOUSTON, Oct 2- Occidental Petroleum Corp said on Thursday its board of directors has approved the spin-off of its California oil and natural gas business to its shareholders. Occidental, which has been moving its headquarters from Los Angeles to Houston, said about 80 percent of the outstanding shares of California Resources Corp will be distributed to its...

  • Oct 2- As bond traders began what they thought would be a quiet day last Friday, a simple headline crossed their screens: " William H. Gross joins Janus Capital." Several asset managers and traders wondered whether the news was about Pimco's co-founder, known to most on Wall Street simply as Bill Gross, or someone else with the same name. Clients immediately started...

  • The accord, resolving claims that date back as far as 50 years and marking the biggest U.S. legal settlement with a single tribe, will be formally signed at a ceremony on Friday in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the sprawling Navajo reservation.

  • Calpers exit could heap pressure on hedge fund fees Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 5:07 PM ET

    BOSTON, Sept 16- The California Public Employees Retirement System handed fellow U.S. pension funds a hefty club to beat down hedge fund fees and demand better returns this week when it voted to pull out of hedge funds entirely, investors said.

  • DENVER, Sept 15- The deep injection of wastewater underground by energy companies during methane gas extraction has caused a dramatic rise in the number of earthquakes in Colorado and New Mexico since 2001, U.S. government scientists said in a study released on Monday.

  • CARSON CITY, Nevada, Sept 11- Nevada lawmakers on Thursday moved forward a package of bills to provide $1.3 billion in tax breaks and other incentives to Tesla Motors, taking crucial steps toward clinching a deal for the electric car company to build a massive factory in the state.