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  • MANDAN, N.D.— Some protesters who have been fighting the Dakota Access pipeline retreated to a nearby casino and area shelters overnight as a blizzard blew through, but many remained at a camp in southern North Dakota, according to protest organizers who say they're committed to maintaining the camp through the winter. Protesters are maintaining a presense...

  • The suit marks the first challenge to the moratorium ordered in January by the Obama administration, attorney Peter Stirba, who represents Kane and Garfield counties, said Monday. There have been some limited exceptions to the moratorium, said Amanda Degroff, a spokeswoman for the Department of the Interior. Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Colorado and New Mexico are...

  • SANTA FE, N.M.— New Mexico expects to collect far less revenue this budget year and next than previously forecast as employment, wages and economic growth lag, a group of state economists said Monday. Larry Larranaga, a Republican from Albuquerque, of the state budget. State economists substantially rewrote state funding estimates issued in August, lowering...

  • SANTA FE, N.M.— New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts. Employers across the state have shed thousands of jobs since October 2015,...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 477 rigs sought oil and 119 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana declined by four, Colorado and North Dakota each fell by two and Utah lost one. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • LOS ANGELES/ CHICAGO, Nov 29- Scores of demonstrators were arrested on Tuesday as U.S. workers from fast-food chains staged nationwide protests for higher pay, union rights and immigration reform in their first major action since Donald Trump was elected president. McDonald's Corp restaurants in 340 cities were prime rally targets, while baggage handlers,...

  • McDonald's Corp restaurants in 340 cities were prime rally targets, while baggage handlers and cabin cleaners at Chicago's O'Hare and Boston's Logan international airports were due to demonstrate in support of workers demanding starting pay of $15 per hour, organizers of the "Fight for $15" campaign said. More than 200 protesters gathered before dawn at...

  • McDonald's Corp restaurants in 340 cities are prime rally targets, while baggage handlers and cabin cleaners at Chicago's O'Hare and Boston's Logan international airports were to demonstrate in support of workers demanding starting pay of $15 per hour, organizers of the "Fight for $15" campaign said. More than 200 protesters held a pre-dawn rally in New York...

  • ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— Federal authorities charged a man on Monday with using an explosive device to damage an Old Navy store in Albuquerque, where a string of overnight fires and vandalism during the busiest shopping weekend of the year damaged Starbucks shops, a Barnes& Noble, and other establishments in New Mexico's largest city. Albuquerque police arrested...

  • Nov 18- U.S. oil companies added 19 drilling rigs this week, the biggest hike since July 2015, as shale producers cautiously redeployed cash amid OPEC's plans to curb production and after Donald Trump's presidential election victory. Almost two-thirds of the rigs added since May, or 92, were in the Permian basin in west Texas and eastern New Mexico, bringing the...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 18- With good reason, Dan Greulich's doctors called him "the miracle man." In the span of a decade, the insurance company executive engaged not once, but twice, in a race with death as he awaited replacements for failing organs. But then, less than three weeks into his recovery at University of California-Los Angeles Medical Center, Greulich contracted...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 16- President-elect Donald Trump's victory last week is pushing U.S. fund managers into the shares of small, domestic-oriented companies that they expect to benefit should Trump cut back on regulations and renegotiate free trade agreements as promised. James is moving approximately 40 percent of his multi-cap fund into small-cap shares, up from...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Nov 16- State securities regulators said they may have to rely more heavily on local laws to police banks and finance companies if President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled Congress roll back federal reforms introduced after the financial crisis. For example, New York has the Martin Act which gives prosecutors more leeway to...

  • NEW YORK/ BOSTON, Nov 16- State securities regulators say they will try to fill any void in policing banks and finance companies that break the rules if President-elect Donald Trump and a Republican-controlled congress roll back reforms introduced after the financial crisis. Trump has pledged to dismantle Dodd-Frank, a sweeping Democrat-led reform of Wall...

  • The new rule, finalized on Thursday, could cut that time in half in the areas designated as most suitable for development, said Amanda DeGroff, spokeswoman for the Department of the Interior. Employing competitive leases, like those in the oil and gas industry, will give the Bureau of Land Management fair market value for its land, Assistant Secretary for Land and...

  • "This could be a uniting issue," said Saru Jayaraman, co-director of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and director of the Food Labor Research Center at University of California, Berkeley. Voters in Arizona, Colorado and Maine voted to raise their minimum wages to $12 by 2020. Washington State agreed to take the minimum wage to $13.50 in the same time...

  • Nov 8- The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects U.S. crude oil production for 2016 and 2017 to fall by less than previously expected, according to its monthly short term energy outlook released on Tuesday. The statistical arm of the U.S. Department of Energy said 2016 oil production will fall by 580,000 barrels per day to 8.84 million bpd.

  • Nov 4- U.S. oil drillers increased rigs this week for a 20th week in the last 23, as energy firms follow through on plans to add rigs made months ago when crude was still trading over the key $50 a barrel level analysts said should lead to more drilling. RIG-OL-USA- BHI> Since crude topped $50 a barrel in May, June and October, drillers have added 134 oil rigs, its biggest...

  • Oct 31- U.S. natural gas output in the lower 48 states increased to 80.3 billion cubic feet per day in August from 79.6 bcfd in July, the U.S. Energy Information Administration's said in its monthly 914 production report. Most of the new drilling was in the Permian shale in west Texas and eastern New Mexico. Output was mixed in the biggest producing lower 48 states,...

  • LONDON, Oct 24- U.S. oil and gas drillers are reporting the biggest and most sustained upturn since oil prices began slumping in the middle of 2014.. More than two-thirds of the extra rigs have been deployed in the neighboring southwest states of Texas, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Within those states most of the additional rigs have been deployed in the Permian and...