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  • Bill Barrett to sell some properties, pay debt Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 12:58 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Barrett Corp. announced several deals on Tuesday that will net it about $568 million in cash and help lower its debt. The Denver- based oil and gas company said it is selling properties in the Powder River Basin, which is located in Montana and Wyoming, and the Piceance Basin in Colorado.

  • Sept 16- Bill Barrett Corp said it would exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado, and also sell some natural gas assets in the state.

  • Sept 16- Bill Barrett Corp said it would exchange most of its acreage in Wyoming's Powder River Basin for oil-producing assets in Colorado, and also sell some natural gas assets in the state in transactions valued at $757 million.

  • Corps halts review of Oregon coal export terminal Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 4:40 PM ET

    PORTLAND, Ore.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company that's trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to a hungry Asian market.

  • Montana coal mine deal aims to boost Asian exports Monday, 15 Sep 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    BILLINGS, Mont.— Coal companies have finalized a deal that consolidates ownership of a Montana mine and gives a Wyoming company an option to export coal through Washington state. Ambre Energy and Cloud Peak Energy announced in a joint statement Monday that the deal involving the 120- worker Decker mine closed Sept. 12.

  • WSU regents approve plan for new medical school Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 4:29 PM ET

    SPOKANE, Wash.— Washington State University's board of regents on Friday unanimously approved the administration's controversial effort to start a new medical school in Spokane, citing the "dire need" for more doctors in the state.

  • Citigroup, Credit Suisse and RBC Capital Markets are the underwriters for the IPO, the Texas- based company said in a filing to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Energy& Exploration set a nominal fundraising target of about $400 million.

  • US rig count up 6 to 1,931 Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 1:36 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by six this week to 1,931.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Alaska gained three rigs; Kansas, New Mexico and North Dakota each increased by two; and Colorado, Ohio and Pennsylvania were up one apiece.

  • Labor group complains about New Jersey investments Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 8:35 AM ET

    A labor group filed an ethics complaint Friday claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov.

  • Montana coal railroad told to turn over documents Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    The 42- mile line would cost an estimated $400 million and provide access to the proposed Otter Creek coal mine near the Wyoming- Montana border. The Tongue River Railroad is co-owned by Otter Creek developer Arch Coal Inc. of St. Louis, BNSF Railway of Fort Worth, Texas, and candy-industry billionaire Forrest Mars Jr..

  • Fall tourism rising: Fewer crowds, nice weather Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 2:57 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Fall used to be off-peak for tourism everywhere except New England and other fall foliage destinations. Lara Berdine and Mark Petrella, New Yorkers in their 40 s, visit Italy each fall because "it's cheaper, the weather is cooler and we can see the country as it really is, rather than in high season when it's inundated with tourists," said Berdine.

  • Utah hotel settles case with immigration officials Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:52 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— An upscale hotel chain has agreed to pay about $2 million to settle allegations that 43 Utah employees working in the country illegally had returned to work after they were flagged by an immigration audit and fired, according to federal authorities.

  • Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 6:22 PM ET

    Wyoming has proposed less stringent pollution controls on coal-fired power plants than those the EPA says are required to reduce regional haze in national parks and wilderness areas.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Brent crude oil prices fell to a 17- month low below $100 per barrel in volatile trade on Tuesday, a fourth straight daily decline as ample supplies weighed, while U.S. crude rose on the expectation of dwindling fuel stockpiles.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Brent crude oil prices fell below $100 per barrel in volatile trade on Tuesday, a fourth straight daily decline as ample supplies weighed, while U.S. crude rose on the expectation of dwindling fuel stockpiles.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 9- Brent crude oil prices fell back below $100 per barrel on Tuesday in a fourth straight daily decline, as ample supplies weighed, while U.S. crude rose on the expectation of dwindling fuel stockpiles.

  • Wyoming appeals Oregon's denial of coal port Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Wyoming is appealing Oregon's recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River. "Coal is the fastest-growing fuel source in the world, and this decision by the state of Oregon prevents Wyoming coal producers from competing in that marketplace," Mead said.

  • Plosser warns on risks of waiting to hike rates Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    Charles Plosser continued his push for the U.S. central bank to change its language on interest rate policy to reflect an improving economy.

  • Sept 6- Charles Plosser, president of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank and the loan dissenter at the Fed's July policy meeting, on Saturday continued his push for the U.S. central bank to change its language on interest rate policy to reflect an improving economy and pave the way for a faster-than expected-interest rate hike.

  • *Most dealers see first rate hike in Q2 2015. *8 of 15 dealers see Fed ending bond investment in 2016. NEW YORK, Sept 5- A majority of Wall Street's top bond firms see the Federal Reserve starting to raise interest rates by the second quarter of next year, showing slightly more aggressive expectations compared with a month ago, a Reuters survey showed on Friday.