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  • Drillers removed 21 oil rigs in the week ended Dec. 11, bringing the total rig count down to 524, the least since April 2010, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. U.S. crude futures fell as low as $35.35 a barrel on Friday, its lowest level since February 2009, after the International Energy agency warned global oversupply could...

  • Dec 8- A U.S. federal agency has yet to identify the source of an E. coli outbreak that sickened at least 19 people in seven states who may have been infected after eating rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp.. A U.S. Food and Drug Administration laboratory analysis did not confirm the presence of E. coli in a sample of celery and onion mix collected...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- More than 500 civil lawsuits filed against Volkswagen AG over the use of software to evade emissions limits will be heard by a federal judge in California, a U.S. judicial panel responsible for consolidating related lawsuits said on Tuesday. District Judge Charles Breyer in the Northern District of California. Ultimately, the panel decided to...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 8- A U.S. judicial panel said Tuesday that up to 451 civil lawsuits filed against Volkswagen AG over use of software to evade emissions limits will be heard by a federal judge in California. District Judge Charles Breyer in northern California, after VW and the Justice Department had urged that the cases be heard in Detroit. The panel noted that 101...

  • FDA, UNABLE TO CONFIRM PRESENCE OF E.COLI IN CELERY PRODUCED BY TAYLOR FARMS PACIFIC COLLECTED FROM MONTANA COSTCO STORE.

  • On Friday, OPEC decided to keep production near record highs despite depressed prices, as a way to boost market share by forcing rivals to reduce output. Drillers removed 10 oil rigs in the week ended Dec. 4, bringing the total rig count down to 545, the least since June 2010, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report.

  • Dec 2- An Oakland company working with scientists from the University of California at Berkeley is claiming a breakthrough in the race to develop an instant roadside marijuana breathalyzer. Hound Labs Inc, whose device is also uniquely designed to double up as an alcohol breathalyzer, is among a handful of companies and researchers hoping to capitalize on...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 26- A multi-state E. coli outbreak that has sickened at least 19 people who ate rotisserie chicken salad sold at Costco Wholesale Corp's stores has been traced to a celery-and-onion mix used in the salad, prompting its California maker to recall the product. Infections have been reported in Montana, Utah, Colorado, California, Missouri, Virginia...

  • Drillers removed nine oil rigs in the week ended Nov. 25, bringing the total rig count down to 555, the least since June 2010, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. Baker Hughes issued the report two days earlier than usual due to the U.S. U.S. crude prices gained 20 cents after Baker Hughes issued the report, briefly pushing the...

  • Snow and ice for some Thanksgiving travelers Monday, 23 Nov 2015 | 5:05 PM ET

    Winter storm warnings were already in place on Monday in Montana, northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

  • Drillers removed 10 oil rigs in the week ended Nov. 20, the biggest weekly decline since late October, bringing the total rig count down to 564, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. U.S. crude oil futures averaged $41 a barrel so far this week, down from $43 last week, as crude inventories rose for the eighth consecutive week and...

  • Senators taking on EPA got big cash from coal Thursday, 19 Nov 2015 | 12:51 PM ET
    Mitch McConnell

    Many senators who voted this week to block EPA coal rules received healthy campaign donations from coal industry interest groups.

  • Drillers added 2 oil rigs in the week ended Nov. 13, bringing the total rig count up to 574, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. In the minutes after Baker Hughes released the report, U.S. crude prices dipped about 20 cents to around $40.50 a barrel. U.S. crude futures for next year were trading around $46 a barrel, according to the...

  • TORONTO, Nov 12- Barrick Gold Corp said on Thursday it will sell its stake in four non-core assets in Nevada for $720 million, putting the Canadian mining firmly on track to meet its 2015 debt-reduction target amid a multi-year slump in gold prices. The world's largest gold producer will sell its 50 percent interest in the Round Mountain mine and 100 percent of the...

  • Forget rates, the Fed needs to weigh in on pot Friday, 6 Nov 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    As states move to legalize marijuana use, banks are caught in the middle. Here's what the Fed needs to do about it, says Aaron Klein.

  • Over the past eight weeks, drillers cut a total of 81 rigs, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. U.S. oil futures this week however have lost over 5 percent to average $45 a barrel, sliding for a second straight week, on continuing oversupply concerns even as China's latest interest rate cut raised hopes for stronger demand from...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 7- Crystal tumblers of Kentucky bourbon and Tennessee whiskey, on the rocks. These American-as-apple-pie images from a report released on Wednesday are ones the White House wants to spring to mind when Americans think about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a sprawling 12- nation Pacific Rim trade deal that President Barack Obama has to sell to...

  • Softer-than-expected U.S. jobs data and other economic statistics had weighed on oil earlier, along with reduced threats to oil installations in the U.S. East Coast from Hurricane Joaquin. U.S. energy companies this week cut the number of rigs drilling for oil by 26, a weekly survey by oil services company Baker Hughes showed. Brent, the global oil benchmark, was...

  • Drillers removed four oil rigs in the week ended Sept. 25, bringing the total rig count down to 640, the lowest since July, after cutting a total of 31 rigs over the three prior weeks, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. Natural gas rigs were down one this week to 197, up just one from its lowest level since at least 1987, according...

  • DENVER, Sept 22- Newmont Mining Corp is not interested in buying the U.S. assets Barrick Gold has put up for sale but would be keen on Barrick's 50 percent stake in an Australian mine at the right price, Newmont Chief Executive Gary Goldberg said on Tuesday. There has been speculation in the market that Denver- based Newmont, the biggest U.S.-based gold miner, and...