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  • Port of Portland reaches deal on propane terminal Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The Port of Portland said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with a company that wants to build a terminal to temporarily house propane imported by rail from Canada then exported by ship to Asia. In a statement, Portland port Executive Director Bill Wyatt said it has been choosy about such deals, "saying' no' to coal and' not now' to crude by rail."

  • 5 protesters arrested after blocking oil train Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 10:57 AM ET

    SEATTLE— About a dozen demonstrators blocked railroad tracks Tuesday morning at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest.

  • Sept 2- Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp said it would buy the Vantage pipeline system, gaining access to the prolific Bakken shale field in North Dakota. Vantage, a recently constructed pipeline system with a capacity of 40,000 barrels per day, originates in North Dakota and ends at Alberta.

  • Pembina buying Vantage, stake in plant for $650M Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Pembina Pipeline Corp. is buying the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream Inc.' s interest in the Saskatchewan ethane extraction plant for $650 million. The Vantage pipeline starts in Tioga, North Dakota and ends near Empress, Alberta, Canada.

  • Sept 2- Canada's Pembina Pipeline Corp said it would buy the Vantage pipeline system and Mistral Midstream Inc's interest in the Saskatchewan ethane extraction plant from Riverstone Holdings LLC for $650 million.

  • US home prices rose at slower pace in July Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014 | 8:01 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— U.S. home prices rose in July but at a slower rate compared with earlier this year. Real estate data provider CoreLogic said Tuesday that prices rose 7.4 percent in July from July 2013. But CoreLogic's monthly figures aren't adjusted for seasonality, such as increased buying that occurs in warm weather.

  • WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, Sept 1- Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

  • WASHINGTON/ SEOUL, Sept 1- Washington is facing growing international pressure to ease its long standing ban on crude oil exports, with South Korea and Mexico joining the European Union in pressing the case for U.S. oil shipments overseas.

  • Agriculture equipment sales decline in 2014 Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 10:25 AM ET

    MITCHELL, S.D.— Sitting under a tent at an annual agricultural equipment sales event, Shawn Berry noted that orders for the machinery he sells have dramatically slowed down this year— so much so that the Ohio- based company he represents could end up to 30 percent short in sales compared to last year in some states, South Dakota and Minnesota included.

  • 50-state look at how Common Core playing out in US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.

  • US rig count up 18 to 1,914 Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:51 PM ET

    Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 12 rigs, Pennsylvania gained five, Oklahoma gained four and Colorado and Alaska each gained one. Kansas lost three rigs and Arkansas, Ohio and West Virginia each lost one. California, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 12:59 PM ET

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill.— Stricter requirements for disclosing the use of chemicals are part of new proposed rules issued by the state Friday as part of the process of regulating fracking, the high-volume oil and gas drilling method that proponents hope will bring a surge of jobs to Illinois.

  • LONDON, Aug 29- Doubts about the sustainability of the North American oil and gas boom center on rapidly declining output from many shale wells after they are initially drilled.

  • Traders are bracing for the start of the autumn harvest in the Midwest in the coming weeks, with growers in Louisiana and Mississippi already bringing in crops with high yields.

  • Feds: Report shows progress in tribal prosecutions Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 | 7:04 AM ET

    FARGO, N.D.— Federal attorneys say an updated report released Tuesday on investigations and prosecutions on tribal lands shows continued improvement since a 5- year-old study that criticized the Department of Justice for turning its back on reservation crime.

  • Train derails on Canada border, prompts evacuation Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    WILLISTON, N.D.— A Burlington Northern Santa Fe train carrying unscented propane derailed near Canada's border with Minnesota and North Dakota early Tuesday, prompting the evacuation of about 40 people who live near the site, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

  • "Breaking Bad," AMC's unlikely tale of a teacher-turned-drug kingpin Walter White, won the night's biggest honor, the Emmy for best drama series, for the second year in a row while lead Bryan Cranston took best drama actor for the fourth time in that role.

  • 'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' win big at Emmys Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014 | 12:04 AM ET

    Bryan Cranston, who played the memorable meth dealer Walter White on "Breaking Bad," won his fourth best drama actor Emmy at television's biggest awards show Monday night, tying him with another four-time winner, Dennis Franz. "Downton Abbey," made by Britain's ITV network, was shut out in the drama category, while the BBC's "Sherlock" won three awards.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 26- Producers, pipeline and storage operators, and oilfield service companies will get a credit ratings boost if the United States lifts its ban on most crude oil exports, the ratings agency Standard& Poor's said on Tuesday.

  • LOS ANGELES, Aug 25- " Fargo," the TV re-imagining of the Coen brothers' cult film, won best miniseries at the Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday, while HBO's "The Normal Heart" earned best TV movie honors for its depiction of the early fight against AIDS. "Parsons won his fourth lead acting Emmy for playing the pedantic nerd Sheldon in CBS comedy" The Big Bang Theory.