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  • NEW YORK, March 25- The West Coast of the United States, long a battle ground for industrial and environmental interests, is set for another round of disputes as the region attracts key energy projects. As this happens, the West Coast, from California to Washington, has become a major focus for energy developers.

  • What happens if Keystone XL pipeline isn't built Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 9:43 AM ET
    Students protest against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline on March 2, 2014.

    If the pipeline isn't built, some experts say, "the most toxic fossil fuel on the planet" will still find its way to the surface. NBC News reports.

  • Buffett's BNSF buying up to 5,000 safer railcars Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:45 AM ET
    A BNSF Railway Company train.

    BNSF Railway plans to buy its own fleet of up to 5,000 new crude oil tank cars with safety features that exceed the latest industry standards.

  • Obamacare leaves some AIDS patients in limbo Saturday, 8 Feb 2014 | 10:59 AM ET

    Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS trying to obtain coverage under Obamacare are in danger of being thrown out of their insurance plan.

  • Train derailment causes oil spill in Mississippi Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 4:24 PM ET
    A file picture of a Canadian National Railway freight car in Toronto.

    A Canadian National Railway train carrying fuel oil and other hazardous materials derailed and was leaking in southeast Mississippi on Friday, forcing the evacuation of nearby residents, officials said.

  • Which state leads in millionaires per capita? Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 12:46 PM ET
    Inner Harbor, Baltimore, Maryland

    How does your state stack up when it comes to millionaire households? A new study crunches the numbers.

  • Danger on the rails: New rules could hit stocks Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014 | 11:49 AM ET
    This photo provided by Cass County Commissioner Ken Pawluk shows a train derailment and fire west of Casselton, N.D.

    Recent accidents have analysts looking at companies that could be exposed to new rules governing oil shipments from the Bakken region.

  • Bakken oil safety warning issued by federal govt Thursday, 2 Jan 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

    The federal government issued a safety alert that crude oil being transported from the Bakken region may be more flammable than traditional heavy crude.

  • Train collision forces N. Dakota town evacuation Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 12:28 AM ET
    A train is derailed west of Casselton, North Dakota

    Two trains collided near Casselton, ND, on Monday afternoon and about 10 train cars were still engulfed in flames, a local sheriff said on Monday.

  • Williston: Come here, Cramer     Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 2:31 PM ET

    The Williston Brewing Company is asking Jim Cramer to host a show live from North Dakota. If he comes, the company says everyone will shave their heads and grow goatees. Cramer says "this is where the jobs are."

  • Thinning blue line: Police cuts cripple cities Friday, 22 Nov 2013 | 8:56 AM ET
    In crisis: Trenton police on patrol in the Garden State's capitol

    Wider efforts to rebuild America's deeply depressed cities can't succeed until public safety is restored.

  • The new city economy Thursday, 21 Nov 2013 | 9:45 AM ET
    Ford Motor Co. said it will invest $200 million to make four-cylinder engines at the Ford Motor Co. Cleveland Engine Plant in Brook Park, Ohio.

    Even struggling metros are having success in attracting investment. In the process, they are creating a virtuous cycle of creativity.

  • How Orlando and Phoenix are making a comeback Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:47 AM ET
    Orlando, Florida

    These sunshine cities have focused their efforts on developing new industry niches to strengthen their local economies and promote future growth.

  • Miami vice: Shady muni deals cripple cities Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 8:00 AM ET

    The ebbing economic tide from the Great Recession revealed some of the worst swindles in municipal finance in decades.

  • Is the muni bond market about to blow up? Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:26 AM ET
    Detroit city grate is missing a cover. With cut backs to city services, Detroit's infrastructure has fallen into disrepair.

    Detroit's bankruptcy, and rumblings about tax overhaul, have fueled a big sell off in the municipal bond market. What's next?

  • Behind the scenes: 'Critical Condition' US tour Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    Home of Charles Lang Freer, Detroit railroad car manufacturer.

    Visit any American city and it doesn't take a whole lot of imagination to see where its greatness came from—however faded it may seem to be.

  • This small city is full of big surprises Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 8:15 AM ET
    Market Street Bridge and the Tennessee Aquarium.

    Chattanooga has made a comeback over the last 5 years thanks to investing in high-speed broadband. In the process, it has wooed $4 billion in foreign investment.

  • The state of urban America: A tale of two cities Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Lawrence Payne walks past two abandoned houses on September 4, 2013 in the Six Mile Gratiot neighborhood of Detroit, Michigan.

    The head of the National Urban League outlines a plan to close the economic divide that's crippling U.S. cities.

  • Damage to city budgets: Some was self-inflicted Monday, 18 Nov 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    View of downtown Oakland, California.

    Interest rate swaps - sold as a way to save money on public financing - have turned into municipal bombs.

  • Made-in-USA shipbuilding finds an unlikely ally Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 9:31 AM ET
    The tanker Liberty Bay under construction at the Aker yard in Philadelphia.

    It may not be surprising that the City of Brotherly Love is home to a thriving shipbuilding economy, but the reason might be: domestic oil production.