JPMorgan Chase swung to a loss in the third quarter, as a raft of legal and regulatory problems forced the U.S.'s largest bank to pay more than $9 billion in charges.
D.C. gridlock could leave a void in futures markets, where contracts move on stockpile data. And drilling leases could suffer from curtailed auctions.
A shale boom is helping the U.S. become less reliant on energy imports, but "the U.S. will still need Canada," an official told CNBC.
JPMorgan will settle with regulators for nearly $1 billion for the London Whale trading fiasco and other lapses, the Federal Reserve says.
The Energy Department is sticking by its green loan program, even as critics question the government's moves into venture capitalism.