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CONCORD, N.H.— There were about 17,000 fewer people living in poverty in New Hampshire in 2013 compared to the year before, new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau suggests. In New Hampshire, 8.7 percent of the population lives in poverty, compared with 15.8 percent nationally.
HELENA, Mont.— Montana's poverty rate increased last year, while median income also rose, according to annual poverty figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. That growth put the state among the top five— with Alaska, Kentucky, Utah and Wyoming— for the biggest median household income increases between 2012 and 2013..
DENVER— Colorado's poverty rate dropped slightly last year and median income rose, according to annual poverty figures released Thursday by the Census Bureau. Median household income in Colorado rose 2.4 percent in 2013, to $58,823.
CHEYENNE, Wyo.— Wyoming is among the states seeing a decrease in the poverty rate. Meanwhile, the figures show just under 11 percent of Wyoming residents were living in poverty in 2013, down from 12.6 percent the year before. Median income for Wyoming families was $58,750 in 2013, compared to the national median of household income of $52,250.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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.
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.