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  • NEW YORK, Dec 9- Executives at the biggest U.S. banks are sharing notes with each other before their next round of tests with federal regulators. Banks are struggling to figure out what exactly the U.S. Federal Reserve is looking for when it conducts its annual "stress tests," which measure how banks will hold up during times of economic turmoil, bank executives,...

  • Evictions begin in Utah polygamous community Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 2:59 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Officials in southern Utah spent Friday serving eviction papers on the first of possibly dozens of homes in Warren Jeffs' polygamous sect. The evictions went smoothly and without major confrontation— but it was painstakingly slow changing locks and clearing rooms at large homes built for multiple wives and dozens of children, said Jean Dickson,...

  • Congress sends president bill to cut Nazi benefits Friday, 5 Dec 2014 | 5:52 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A bill that would block suspected Nazi war criminals from receiving Social Security benefits is heading to President Barack Obama for his signature. U.S. law currently requires a higher threshold— a final order of deportation— before Social Security benefits can be stopped. The legislation was introduced after an Associated Press investigation...

  • Bird's fate shaping energy development in US West Thursday, 4 Dec 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Sales of leases on 8.1 million acres of federal oil and gas parcels— an area larger than Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined— are on hold because of worries that drilling could harm greater sage grouse, according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. The U.S. Bureau of Land Management's delay on the parcels underscores just how much is at stake...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Dec 1- While North America has been gripped by controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline that would ship crude to the United States from the Canadian oil sands, a small Canadian company has been quietly digging in the oil sands of Utah with a secret weapon it thinks may end the environmental argument: citrus. The Calgary- based firm is developing...

  • COLUMN-Oil in Arcadia: John Kemp Monday, 24 Nov 2014 | 9:05 AM ET

    Some of that crude came from states such as North Dakota, Texas and Alaska, and the rest from foreign suppliers like Canada, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and Nigeria. On Saturday, the New York Times published a carefully researched essay chronicling "The Downside of the Boom" about how " North Dakota took on the oversight of a multi-billion dollar oil industry with a...

  • HOUSTON, Nov 13- Oilfield Water Logistics LLC, which transports, treats and disposes of water for energy companies in the U.S. shale oil boom, said on Thursday it bought competitor WestWater Energy, the latest step towards consolidation in the fragmented sector. The acquisition means Dallas- based OWL, a recently formed company backed by a unit of private equity...

  • Cepheid receives grant to develop Ebola diagnostic test Thursday, 13 Nov 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    Nov 13- Molecular diagnostics company Cepheid said it received a grant of up to $3.3 million, co-financed by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation, to develop a diagnostic test for the deadly Ebola virus. The Xpert Ebola test, which is expected to use saliva or a drop of blood to identify the virus, is likely to be offered on an...

  • "It's a win-win trade agreement that will benefit information and communications technology manufacturers and services firms across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, while also benefiting all consumers globally and raising global GDP by as much as $190 billion annually," he said by email. The move was also welcomed by network equipment maker Cisco Systems, the...

  • Nov 11- Google Inc said it is offering early access to its super-fast fiber-optic network for small businesses in certain areas in Kansas City, Kansas. The search giant currently provides its Fiber service at a rate of up to $120 a month in the Kansas City metropolitan area. Google, which has a fiber network in Provo, Utah and is currently building one in Austin, Texas,...

  • LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Nov 5- The Republican surge in Tuesday's U.S. elections carried Arkansas along with it, threatening to sweep away a bipartisan health insurance plan in the state that is also being studied by other states as an alternative to Obamacare. The program uses federal Medicaid funds from the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, to help buy health insurance...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- Victorious Republicans appeared at odds on Wednesday over how to capitalize on their new control of the U.S. Congress. The strongly diverging views were an early indicator of the task ahead for House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner and likely new Senate leader Mitch McConnell, who will have to find a way of reconciling moderates and...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Top Goldman Sachs Group Inc executives are determined to keep compensation costs under control. Sources familiar with the matter inside Goldman Sachs described the restraint as a sign of the shifting mentality about bonuses at the bank: it wants to tightly control compensation, even if it has good quarters with big revenue gains.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 17- Top Goldman Sachs Group Inc executives are determined to keep compensation costs under control. Sources familiar with the matter inside Goldman Sachs described the restraint as a sign of the shifting mentality about bonuses at the bank: it wants to tightly control compensation, even if it has good quarters with big revenue gains.

  • Oct 6- Wealthy Americans contributed less of their incomes to charity while low and middle-income residents gave more in the years surrounding the Great Recession, according to a newly released report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Idaho, Georgia, Connecticut and Florida also ranked high on the list of increased givers. Utah residents gave the biggest...

  • Charity begins here: Top 10 states for giving Monday, 6 Oct 2014 | 11:10 AM ET

    New York and California may be the richest states, but when it comes to charity, they're not even among the top 25. A look at who tops the list, and why.

  • Vivint, which is controlled by Blackstone Group LP, and SolarCity allow homeowners to lease solar systems rather than buying them outright, helping fuel the growth. SolarCity controls more than a third of the U.S. residential solar market, with Vivint trailing with a 15 percent share.

  • Oct 1- Shares of Vivint Solar Inc, the second-largest installer of residential solar panels in the United States, rose as much as 9 percent in their market debut on the New York Stock Exchange, valuing the company at about $1.84 billion.

  • Vivint Solar prices IPO Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 8:24 PM ET

    Sept 30- Residential solar panel installer Vivint Solar Inc priced its initial public offering at $16 per share, valuing the Blackstone Group LP- backed company at $1.68 billion.

  • The accord, resolving claims that date back as far as 50 years and marking the biggest U.S. legal settlement with a single tribe, will be formally signed at a ceremony on Friday in Window Rock, Arizona, the capital of the sprawling Navajo reservation.