Top News & Analysis Kansas

  • SAN FRANCISCO, July 21- Agriculture technology startup Indigo has raised $100 million in a new round of funding, bringing its total financing to more than $150 million, a sign of growing investor interest in new ways to ease food scarcity. The $100 million investment led by the Alaska Permanent Fund, a $54.3 billion fund owned and managed by the state of Alaska, is...

  • July 19- Investors who sold oil and natural gas land leases to Chesapeake Energy Corp and now-bankrupt SandRidge Energy Corp sued Chesapeake and Tom Ward, SandRidge's former CEO, alleging that they conspired to depress the market for those leases. Chisholm Partners LLC, an investment firm that owned leases in Kansas, and other leaseholders said the alleged...

  • July 19- Investors who sold oil and natural gas land leases to Chesapeake Energy Corp and now-bankrupt SandRidge Energy Corp sued Chesapeake and Tom Ward, SandRidge's former CEO, alleging that they conspired to depress the market for those leases. Chisholm Partners LLC, an investment firm that owned leases in Kansas, and other leaseholders said the alleged...

  • July 19- Investors who sold oil and natural gas land leases to Chesapeake Energy Corp and now-bankrupt SandRidge Energy Corp sued Chesapeake and Tom Ward, SandRidge's former CEO, alleging that they conspired to depress the market for those leases. Chisholm Partners LLC, an investment firm that owned leases in Kansas, and other leaseholders said the alleged...

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  • Students react as they prepare to receive their diplomas at commencement at Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass., on May 26, 2016.

    The key to a strong workforce is solid education. CNBC grades the states on more than a dozen education metrics, from K-12 through college.

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  • ALBANY, N.Y., July 8- Dozens of large U.S. companies on Friday backed the Obama administration's bid to strike down a North Carolina law restricting the use of public bathrooms by transgender people, saying the law hurts their recruitment efforts and could discourage investment in the state. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed in federal court in...

  • July 7- The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved legislation that would for the first time require food to carry labels listing genetically-modified ingredients, which labeling supporters say could create loopholes for some U.S. crops. The Senate voted 63-30 for the bill that would display GMO contents with words, pictures or a bar code that can be scanned with...

  • Drawing praise from farmers, Republican Pat Roberts from Kansas and Democrat Debbie Stabenow of Michigan have sponsored a bill that is the latest attempt to introduce a national standard that would override state laws, including Vermont's that some say is more stringent, and comes amid growing calls from consumers for greater transparency.

  • Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 16,000 to a seasonally adjusted 254,000 for the week ended July 2, the Labor Department said on Thursday. A Labor Department analyst said there were no special factors influencing last week's claims data. However, claims for Hawaii, Kansas, Nebraska, Puerto Rico, Virginia and Wyoming were estimated...

  • Kansas City border wars

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the tale of two Kansas Cities for jobs and tax breaks.

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    CNBC's Scott Cohn counts down to the 10th annual "America's Top States For Business Rankings."

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    CNBC's Scott Cohn takes a look at some of the issues shaping the competitive landscape as states competed for "Top State" honors.

  • The Lewis and Clark statue at Kaw Point, where the Kansas and Missouri rivers merge.

    The battle between Kansas and Missouri to attract companies highlights the folly of state incentives. It's been an endless, unwinnable war.

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • NEW YORK/ BENGALURU, June 20- Oil and gas producer Marathon Oil Corp's plans to buy a small Oklahoma producer is the latest signal U.S. shale companies are pouncing on properties in the state's high margin STACK basin as the price of oil rebounds. Marathon Oil said Monday it would purchase PayRock Energy Holdings LLC for $888 million from venture capital firm...

  • *Shares up 3.3 pct at $13.58 premarket. June 20- Oil and natgas producer Marathon Oil Corp said it agreed to buy PayRock Energy Holdings LLC for $888 million from venture capital firm EnCap Investments, boosting its presence in the Oklahoma basin. Last week, U.S. shale oil producer Devon Energy Corp said it would sell its Texas acreage to Pioneer Natural Resources...

  • June 20- Oil and natgas producer Marathon Oil Corp said it agreed to buy PayRock Energy Holdings LLC for $888 million from venture capital firm EnCap Investments, boosting its presence in the Oklahoma basin. PayRock, an Oklahoma and Kansas- focused portfolio company of EnCap Investments, has current production of about 9,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per...