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  • Overall index up in rural Midwest banker survey Thursday, 17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 PM ET

    OMAHA, Neb.— The overall index for an economic survey of bankers in 10 Midwestern and Plains states has risen for a second consecutive month, suggesting more growth in the months ahead.

  • North Dakota may fine truck company more than $2M Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 11:48 AM ET

    WILLISTON, N.D.— A Wyoming- based trucking company working in North Dakota could face fines of $2 million or more for operating without a license and illegally dumping saltwater, a byproduct of oil production, two North Dakota state agencies said Tuesday.

  • Huge Big Boy steam locomotive coming back to life Tuesday, 15 Apr 2014 | 3:32 AM ET

    CHEYENNE, Wyo.— In its prime, a massive steam locomotive known as Big Boy No. 4014 was a moving eruption of smoke and vapor, a 6,300- horsepower brute dragging heavy freight trains over the mountains of Wyoming and Utah.

  • US rig count up 13 to 1,831 Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by 13 this week to 1,831.. Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained nine rigs, Texas increased by seven, California gained three and New Mexico increased by one.

  • Feds: Pipe tear caused 2009 oil refinery blast Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 4:46 PM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— A 2009 explosion at a northern Utah oil refinery that knocked a neighboring home off its foundation and singed dozens of others began with a corroded pipe that went years without proper inspection, federal investigators say.

  • Dozens evacuated in Wyoming town as ground slips Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    JACKSON, Wyo.— Dozens of Jackson residents who were evacuated after land began shifting on a hillside in this Wyoming resort town waited Thursday to find out if and when they can return home.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • March 27- A federal data-sharing system meant to prevent healthcare providers banned from one state's Medicaid program from billing another state's program isn't working as intended, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General.

  • Reports of coal's demise are greatly exaggerated Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    There's nothing like a polar vortex to drive down inventories and boost demand for coal, still a key generator of electricity. But how long will King Coal's run last?

  • WASHINGTON, March 10- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to consider whether class action claims against underwriters of securities issued by a unit of the now-defunct IndyMac Bancorp Inc should be able to proceed.

  • Uranium prices are hovering near eight-year lows because an earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in March 2011, crippling the Fukushima-Daiichi atomic power plant, and leading to the shutdown of nearly all reactors in the country, which previously relied on nuclear sources for 30 percent of its power.

  • WASHINGTON, March 4- Supporters of U.S. energy exports have pounced on the crisis in Ukraine to press their case for faster approvals of liquid natural gas projects and for an end to a decades-long ban on exports of most U.S. crude oil.

  • WASHINGTON, March 3- Supporters of U.S. energy exports have pounced on the crisis in Ukraine to press their case for faster approvals of liquid natural gas projects and for an end to the decades-long ban on exports of most U.S. crude oil.

  • MORGANTOWN, West Va., Feb 26- As the Obama administration readies rules to force all U.S. power plants to lower the rate at which they produce greenhouse gases, Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia, a major coal state, is trying to steer a bill through the Senate that he said would hold off the Environmental Protection Agency.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 25- Google is lobbying officials in at least three U.S. states to stop proposed restrictions on driving with headsets such as Google Glass, marking some of the first clashes over the nascent wearable technology.

  • Feb 19- A federal judge in Utah on Wednesday barred online television service provider Aereo from retransmitting programs in a handful of U.S. states, ahead of a closely watched Supreme Court hearing this year between the company and major broadcasters.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- Ralph Lauren, Michael Kors and other designers at the close of New York's Fashion Week on Thursday showed swathes of color as sweeping as the outdoors in collections inspired by America's landscapes and rugged coastlines. Fashion shows now move to London, Paris and Milan.

  • In particular, the massive hydroelectric dams along the Columbia River and its tributaries in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho are crucial suppliers of electricity to California via high-voltage transmission lines, known as paths.

  • COLUMN-Living without water in the U.S. West: Kemp Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 7:29 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 10- Water supplies across the western and southwestern United States are becoming severely strained as more people move into areas with limited rainfall and shrinking groundwater.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 7- U.S. officials wrongly aided coal companies seeking federal land leases and accepted below-value bids in a flawed program costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, according to an independent review of the U.S. Interior Department.

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