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  • Senate Dems in doomed push to limit campaign funds Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    The measure would allow Congress and the states to limit the money raised and spent in election campaigns by outside groups, candidates and others, curbs that the Supreme Court has weakened in recent years. It has no chance of winning the two-thirds majority needed to clear the Senate, let alone even being considered by the Republican-run House.

  • US rig count up 11 to 1,925 Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 11 this week to 1,925.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained seven rigs, New Mexico and Pennsylvania each gained two and Arkansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming each gained one.

  • Tesla CEO: "Nevada is it;" $1.3B package offered Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:22 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— The Biggest Little City in the World is about to get a new neighbor: the biggest lithium battery factory in the world that Nevada Gov.

  • CARSON CITY, Nevada, Sept 4- Tesla Motors Inc has selected Nevada as the site for a $5 billion battery factory that will be key to its next generation of electric cars, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced on Thursday. California, Texas, Arizona and New Mexico were also in competition for the plant.

  • Tesla picks Nevada for $5 billion battery plant Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:16 PM ET

    CARSON CITY, Nevada, Sept 4- Tesla Motors Inc has selected Nevada as the site for a $5- billion battery factory that will be key to its next generation of electric cars, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval announced on Thursday.

  • Nevada offers Tesla up to $1.3B for battery plant Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 3:55 AM ET

    RENO, Nev.— To bring electric cars to the masses, Tesla Motors will transform an expanse of desert where pioneers passed on their way to the California Gold Rush and wild mustangs still roam the hillside.

  • Tesla plant decision sparks campaign criticism Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:00 PM ET

    SANTA FE, N.M.— Political finger-pointing has started over New Mexico losing out to Nevada as a site for Tesla Motors' a battery factory. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gary King said Wednesday that the electric car maker didn't select New Mexico because of "a failure of leadership" by Republican Gov.

  • AP source: Tesla selects Nevada for battery plant Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 4:09 PM ET

    RENO, Nev.— Coming to Nevada's high desert: A massive, $5 billion factory that will pump out high-tech batteries for hundreds of thousands of electric vehicles.

  • -Charles Schwab Corp. has lost a $15 million arbitration case against Morgan Stanley, which it accused of improperly recruiting brokers from a Schwab San Francisco branch who left with confidential information. Schwab accused Morgan Stanley of maliciously organizing an "actionable raid" of the branch.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- New England power generators need to lock into more natural gas pipeline capacity to avoid a supply squeeze and record prices seen last winter, Spectra Energy Corp's chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

  • Aug 6- U.S. refiner HollyFrontier Corp reported a better-than-expected profit for the third quarter in a row and said it expects higher margins from turning crude oil into other fuels and asphalt in the current quarter. The operator of refineries in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah has typically benefited from easy access to cheap U.S. shale crude.

  • Aug 6- U.S. refiner HollyFrontier Corp reported a fall in profit for the second quarter as its refining margins slumped 28 percent after a runup in U.S. crude oil prices. HollyFrontier, which operates refineries in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Wyoming and Utah, usually benefits from access to cheap U.S. shale crude.

  • 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.

  • Private prison companies Geo Group and competitor Corrections Corporation of America, for example, stand to gain if Congress approves any emergency funding for family detention facilities.

  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to JBS SA for $575 million and use the proceeds to pay down debt from its pending $7.7 billion purchase of Hillshire Brands Co..

  • July 28- Tyson Foods Inc, the biggest U.S. meat processor, said on Monday it would sell its Mexican and Brazilian poultry businesses to bigger global rival JBS SA's Pilgrim's Pride for $575 million.

  • Tyson outbid Pilgrim's Pride Corp with its $63 per share offer for Hillshire, valuing the Jimmy Dean sausages maker at $8.55 billion. The Cherokee plant will close on Sep. 27, while the Buffalo and Santa Teresa plants are expected to stop operating in the first half of 2015, the company said.

  • Tyson Foods to shut three prepared foods factories Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 4:41 PM ET

    The Cherokee, Iowa, plant will close on Sep. 27, while the Buffalo, New York, and Santa Teresa, New Mexico plants are expected to cease operations in the first half of 2015, the company said.

  • WASHINGTON, July 23- U.S. regulators and 15 states announced a wave of lawsuits on Wednesday against law firms and mortgage assistance companies they said have scammed borrowers since at least 2011 by falsely promising home loan modifications and other foreclosure relief.

  • CHICAGO, July 8- Federal regulators widened the recall of salmonella-tainted chicken produced by Foster Farms to include products believed to have been sent to military bases in five states to feed personnel and their families, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday.