Top News & Analysis Montana

  • March 31- Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk. The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the basin straddling Montana and Wyoming, the company said on Thursday.

  • March 31- Peabody Energy Corp, the largest U.S. coal producer, said it would lay off about 235 employees at a mine in the Powder River basin, two weeks after the company flagged bankruptcy risk. The reductions affect about 15 percent of the workforce at the North Antelope Rochelle mine in the basin which straddles Montana and Wyoming, the company said on Thursday.

  • Coal miners operate a carbide-tipped shearer as it scrapes coal at a mine in Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania.

    Banks’ exodus from coal projects financing comes as several industry leaders face painful restructuring.

  • *Brent crude up above $40 per barrel. *Biotechs fall on test program to lower Medicare drug costs. "It's the same three culprits that have been driving the first two months of the year and that is- central bank policy, China and oil," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer of the private client group at U.S. Bank. in Helena, Montana.

  • *Brent crude up above $40 per barrel. *Biotechs fall on test program to lower Medicare drug costs. "It's the same three culprits that have been driving the first two months of the year and that is- central bank policy, China and oil," said Bill Northey, chief investment officer of the private client group at U.S. Bank. in Helena, Montana.

  • Silhouette of man against Twitter logo

    Social media isn't just an episode of CSI with selfies and stalkers, says college student Haylee Millikan. A lot of good can come from it.

  • Some states dependent on energy revenues are facing strained budgets due to low oil prices, according to an S&P report.

  • A woman covers herself from the sun with a blue hat during a warm day in New York

    These record-breaking temperatures are continuing a trend set to establish 2015 as one of the warmest years on record.

  • The state with the worst drivers is...

    Montana ranks number one in speeding, sixth for careless driving and eighth for disobeying traffic laws.

  • Top States 2015: Montana

    A car-insurance group has taken away the guesswork and ranked the worst drivers in the country.

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

  • Mitch McConnell

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

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

  • Pharmaceutical drugs

    Only one person, an American doctor, has actually been arrested in a sprawling conspiracy and smuggling indictment.

  • A farmer looks over his crops near Oakland City, Indiana. (file photo).

    Farmland values grew at the slowest clip in six years, according to a new USDA report but don't blame the drought.

  • Top States 2015: Montana

    Big Sky Country offers pristine quality of life and a strong infrastructure. But its workforce is among the least productive.

  • Montana Governor Steve Bullock

    Montana is creating more entrepreneurs per capita than any other US state. Gov. Steve Bullock explains why that is the case.

  • Workers connect drill bits and drill collars on Endeavor Energy Resources’ Big Dog Drilling Rig 22 in the Permian basin outside of Midland, Texas, Dec. 12, 2014.

    Investors who believe in a long-term recovery in oil prices should look to exploration and production companies, said David Tameron.

  • The Federal Reserve building

    A surge of Republican pressure is bringing the Fed's long-held independence into question again.

  • Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez.

    The rise and fall of states on CNBC's Top States for Business ranking is a reflection of economic trends. The biggest Cinderella story: Nevada.