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  • 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.

  • Congressman from Texas has come out in full support of the United States lifting the 40- year old ban on crude oil exports, putting him at odds with fellow House Republicans wary of weighing in on the controversial issue.

  • New $1B power line to improve South Texas service Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 1:29 PM ET

    McALLEN, Texas— Construction continues on a new $1 billion electricity line in South Texas that officials said will not only improve service in the state's Rio Grande Valley but also allow energy generated in South Texas to be delivered to the rest of the state.

  • NC offered $100M for Toyota HQ, twice Texas bid Monday, 1 Sep 2014 | 12:21 PM ET

    RALEIGH, N.C.— North Carolina business recruiters offered Toyota more than $100 million in incentives for the world's largest carmaker to move its North American headquarters to Charlotte rather than a Dallas suburb, but still lost out to a Texas offer half that size.

  • Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars. The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory— Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico.

  • Austin not yet seeking pipelines for water needs Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:56 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas— San Antonio is preparing to move forward on a pipeline that could eventually skirt Austin as it brings water to the thirsty Alamo City. As other Central Texas communities mull piping in water to meet growing needs, Austin is largely foregoing pipelines.

  • Tesla Motors dealing as states play factory poker Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:45 PM ET

    LOS ANGELES— From the start, little has been typical about Tesla Motors' plan for a $5 billion factory to make batteries for a new generation of electric cars. This spring, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would take the extremely unusual step of spending millions to prepare sites in two states— or perhaps even three— before the finalist was chosen.

  • Commission adopts fracking regulations for Nevada Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 8:52 PM ET

    ELKO, Nev.— A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies' use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. Kate Fay, a representative of Houston- based Noble Energy Inc., praised the regulations.

  • Sesame catching on in southeast US Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 10:30 AM ET

    Thousands of acres from Arkansas to Florida and Georgia were planted in sesame this year— sometimes joining a rotation of cotton, soybeans and corn and at times spread in fields too far away from irrigation lines. The nation's traditional sesame-growing region is in Oklahoma and Texas west of Interstate 35.

  • 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.

  • Study: Novel heart failure drug shows big promise Saturday, 30 Aug 2014 | 7:01 AM ET

    Doctors say the Novartis drug— which doesn't have a name yet— seems like one of those rare, breakthrough therapies that could quickly change care for more than half of the 6 million Americans and 24 million people worldwide with heart failure. It was paid for, designed and partly run by Novartis, based in Basel, Switzerland.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Sept 10 Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 29- Some hedge funds seem to have missed out on this week's big rally in U.S. natural gas, cutting bullish bets on the fuel before prices hit six-week highs, government data suggested on Friday.

  • American Airlines fares back on Orbitz after deal Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 4:15 PM ET

    NEW YORK— After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz. Orbitz said Friday that it has reached an agreement with the airline that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its websites.

  • 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.

  • Startups offer banking for smartphone users Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 3:38 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Like traditional banks, customers open a checking account, get a debit card and are able to make check deposits and pay their bills.

  • Firm drops bid to force drilling on holdouts Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 2:29 PM ET

    NEW BEDFORD, Pa.— Hilcorp has dropped its bid to force holdout property owners in Pennsylania to accept drilling under their land, saying Friday the energy company wants to move beyond a protracted fight and begin producing oil and gas.

  • 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.

  • Potential 2016 hopefuls hoping to wow conservatives Friday, 29 Aug 2014 | 9:08 AM ET
    Rand Paul (L) and Rick Perry (R).

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas.

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Federal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities statewide.