North Dakota


  • 10. North Dakota Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    Nearly a decade of dizzying growth is starting to unsettle North Dakota. The education system is lagging and the state still trails in tech.

  • BISMARCK, North Dakota, June 24- Enterprise Products Partners LP proposed on Tuesday to build a 340,000 barrel per day pipeline to move shale oil from the Bakken formation, hoping to succeed where others have failed.

  • BISMARCK, North Dakota, June 24- Enterprise Products Partners LP said on Tuesday it will build a 1,200- mile pipeline from North Dakota's Bakken oil fields to Cushing, Oklahoma.

  • GRAINS-Wheat hits 4-month low as U.S. harvest advances Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 10:58 AM ET

    *Soybeans fall after crop conditions top expectations. CHICAGO, June 24- U.S. wheat futures slid to a four-month low on Tuesday as the country's advancing harvest increased supplies, while soybean futures dropped on better-than-expected U.S. crop conditions.

  • BISMARCK, North Dakota, June 24- North Dakota's governor on Tuesday set a goal for the state's pipeline capacity to nearly double within two years, part of a plan to curb the wasteful flaring of natural gas in the bustling Bakken oil field.

  • June 24- Coal miners and power companies are both suffering as railroads struggle to clear a backlog of coal stuck in the Powder River Basin in Wyoming and Montana after the harshest winter in over a decade.

  • CHICAGO, June 23- Despite the incendiary conflict in Iraq that last week sent the benchmark price of Brent crude oil to more than $115 a barrel, a nine-month high, U.S. stock markets largely shrugged off the oil threat, hitting record closing highs last week.

  • OTTAWA, June 20- Restaurants operated by McDonald's Corp and others in Canada will face tough restrictions on bringing in temporary foreign workers under reforms announced by the government on Friday to address an outcry over perceived abuses of the system.

  • States get nasty in the fight for jobs Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    The recovery is taking hold. Companies are hiring. State finances are looking up. Time for things to get nasty as states vie for business.

  • Fast food jobs pay $20 here... voluntarily Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 7:00 AM ET
    High labor demand has driven wages sky high in Williston, N.D. where Hardee's franchisee Jon Munger says his crew members can earn more than double the minimum wage.

    Want to pay minimum wage? Might as well hang up an "Out of Business" sign in this energy-rich pocket of the U.S.

  • America's top state to live in is... Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    Wonder which state has the lowest crime rate, ranks high in environmental quality, parks and recreation and access to health care? Read on.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- A new chapter in the North American oil revolution is about to open on the Texas coast, with two major pipelines poised this summer to deliver an unprecedented influx of heavy Canadian crude to U.S. refineries- and potentially beyond.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- As politicians debate the dangers of a massive increase in oil carried by rail in North America, railroads and energy producers are considering the same for natural gas.

  • WASHINGTON, June 13- President Barack Obama said on Friday he needs several days to determine how the United States will help Iraq deal with a militant insurgency, but he ruled out sending U.S. troops back into combat and said any intervention would be contingent on Iraqi leaders becoming more involved.

  • Size of income tax drop surprises U.S. states -study Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 3:17 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 12- Most U.S. states were surprised by the size of the drop in their personal income tax collections this April, even though they had expected a decline, according to a report released by the Rockefeller Institute of Government on Thursday.

  • COLUMN-U.S. fracking giant goes to China: Kemp Wednesday, 11 Jun 2014 | 9:25 AM ET

    LONDON, June 11- Start-of-the-art American fracking technology is coming to China's vast shale deposits as a result of a joint venture between FTS International and Sinopec announced on Tuesday. Since 2012, it has concluded joint ventures with local partners in Brazil as well as Saudi Arabia and Oman.

  • CALGARY, Alberta, June 6- Canada is enjoying an unexpected boom in production of ultra-light crude known as condensate, defying long-held predictions of dwindling supply.

  • NYMEX-U.S. crude holds above $102 ahead of jobs data Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 8:44 PM ET

    SINGAPORE, June 6- U.S. crude held above $102 a barrel on Friday, with the market awaiting jobs data from the United States, which could reinforce signs that the world's largest economy and oil consumer is on the path to recovery.

  • WASHINGTON, June 2- Oil industry studies concluding that Bakken crude oil is safe to move by rail under existing standards may underestimate the dangers of the fuel and should not be the last word, U.S. lawmakers and industry officials said on Monday.

  • May 29- Canadian National Railway Chief Executive Claude Mongeau said on Thursday he expects U.S. regulators to phase out use of DOT-111 tank cars in three to five years, following a deadly explosion in Quebec last year.