WASHINGTON, Nov 6- The MEADS missile defense system developed by the United States, Italy and Germany intercepted and destroyed two targets simultaneously in a final test on Wednesday before Washington pulls out of the program, Lockheed Martin Corp said.
NEW YORK, Nov 4- Carbon dioxide injected into oil and gas wells may have caused a series of minor earthquakes in Texas long before the adoption of current hydraulic fracking, according to a study published on Monday in a national science journal.
*JAL chief says lawsuit vs govt possible over landing slots. "It's one of the steps we might take in the future," JAL President Yoshiharu Ueki said, when asked if legal action was one possibility. JAL is Japan's second-biggest airline by revenue and fleet size.
*BHP to sell 250,000 net acres in Permian Basin. LONDON/ NEW YORK, Oct 22- BHP Billiton plans to sell roughly half its oil and gas acreage in the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, an area revived by the shale boom, to focus on its most lucrative assets there.
NEW YORK, Oct 20- The average price for a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States slipped 2.01 cents in the past two weeks, though the multi-week decline may soon end unless crude oil drops further, according to the Lundberg survey released on Sunday.
So far, the North American shale revolution has been confined to two states, Texas and North Dakota, at least as far as oil is concerned. But Texas, where production is up 1.469 million bpd, and North Dakota, where production has risen 671,000 bpd, account for virtually all the increase.
"We've always been dependant on USDA putting out the market report every week. Its prices also provide direction for feeder cattle futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as well as other big cattle auctions such as those held in Amarillo, Texas, and Clovis, New Mexico.
*JAL's first ever order from Airbus is blow to Boeing dominance in Japan. BARCELONA/ TOKYO, Oct 7- Airbus clinched its first jet order from Japan Airlines on Monday, cracking a big national market long dominated by the European firm's main rival, Boeing.
*JAL's first ever order from Airbus is blow to Boeing dominance in Japan. "Airbus has been trying to break the wide-body monopoly of Boeing for decades and likewise Boeing has been wanting to keep Airbus out of JAL and ANA."
*Airbus, JAL chiefs to hold news conference at 0600 GMT in Tokyo. JAL and Airbus will hold a joint news conference at 0600 GMT in Tokyo. The sources gave no details on the number of planes to be sold, but industry analysts previously told Reuters they expected JAL to order around 25 aircraft in a contest that pitted the A350 against Boeing's yet-to-be-launched 777 X.
*Airbus, JAL chiefs to hold news conference at 0600 GMT in Tokyo. *Boeing has dominated Japan jet market by building supplier network.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17- The Federal Reserve this week is expected to start winding down an epic economic stimulus that is credited with helping the United States claw back from the deepest slump since the Great Depression.
WASHINGTON, Sept 17- Republicans and some Democrats criticized Ron Binz in a hearing on Tuesday on his nomination to lead a key U.S. energy regulatory agency as being non mainstream because his views on the nation's energy future support renewable sources like wind over coal and natural gas.
NEW YORK, Sept 12- U.S. stocks edged down on Thursday as a drop in jobless claims provided few clues on the Federal Reserve's policy decision next week while a drop in euro zone factory output data stalled an eight-day rise in world equity markets.
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.
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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.
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