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  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Jan 19- Tensions have increased this week near the construction site of the Dakota Access pipeline, with repeated clashes between protesters and police ahead of Friday's inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, an unabashed fan of the $3.8 billion project. "It's closing in on the inauguration, and people want to make sure that their voices...

  • The bank also named Richard Yorke, who previously headed the international group, as chief operating officer for the wholesale banking business. Wells Fargo derives just 4 percent of its revenues from outside the United States. Wells Fargo now has operations in 42 countries and territories with close to 3,000 employees in Asia Pacific, Europe and the United...

  • Six police officers suffered minor injuries and one protester was taken to a hospital after a clash between law enforcement and opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline in southern North Dakota. The Morton County Sheriff's Office says the clash occurred Wednesday night at a blockaded bridge near the protesters' main encampment along the route of the $3.8...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A group of about two dozen North Dakota landowners is suing the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline for alleged deceit and fraud in acquiring land easements. Other court battles are playing out in federal court in North Dakota and Washington, D.C.. The Morton County landowners in the lawsuit, filed this month in U.S. District Court,...

  • WASHINGTON— Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects that former Georgia Gov. Perdue, 70, is a farmer's son who built businesses in grain trading and trucking before becoming the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction. Perdue, from the small city of Bonaire in rural central Georgia, would be the first Southerner in the post in more than two...

  • WASHINGTON— President-elect Donald Trump intends to nominate former Georgia Gov. He comes from the small city of Bonaire in rural central Georgia, where he built businesses in grain trading and trucking. The last three agriculture secretaries were from Iowa, North Dakota and Nebraska.

  • Jan 18- The U.S. Army on Wednesday began the process of launching an environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline crossing in North Dakota, a move that has been challenged by the company constructing the controversial project. The Army said on Wednesday it is gathering information to prepare an environmental impact statement regarding an easement to...

  • Jan 18- The U.S. Army on Wednesday began the process of launching an environmental study of the Dakota Access pipeline crossing in North Dakota, a move that has been challenged by the company constructing the controversial project. The Army said on Wednesday it is gathering information to prepare an environmental impact statement regarding an easement to...

  • Businesses with fewer than 50 workers paid an average of $11,724 per employee to comply with federal regulations, compared with less than $10,000 for companies of all sizes, a 2014 report released by the National Association of Manufacturers found. Federal regulations were cited as the most burdensome kind by 58 percent of owners in a survey released...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on disputes over the construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline in North Dakota:. The justices said Wednesday that there's no evidence that any defendants have been denied counsel because they couldn't find a lawyer in North Dakota, but recognize the potential for "delay or inconvenience" due to the large number of arrests.

  • TARENTUM, Pa.— A western Pennsylvania bank that was foreclosed after its owners failed to repay more than $143 million on a 2006 loan has been auctioned off for $100. Wells Fargo Bank— which was owed the money— submitted the winning bid for the 1.1 million-square-foot Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills on Wednesday. But Wells Fargo was acting as trustee for MSCI 2007 HQ11,...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A federal judge said Wednesday he won't keep the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline's disputed crossing under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. District Judge James Boasberg denied Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners' request to stop the Corps from...

  • HOUSTON, Jan 17- Energy Transfer Partners has filed a motion to bar the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from initiating an environmental study for its controversial Dakota Access pipeline crossing at Lake Oahe in North Dakota. The Corps said it would publish a notice in the Federal Register on Wednesday stating its intent to prepare an environmental impact...

  • AUSTIN, Texas— Texas and 12 other states have asked a federal court to block final rules from President Barack Obama's administration designed to reduce coal mining's impact on streams. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton petitioned a Washington- based appeals court for an injunction Tuesday. Joining Texas are Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Indiana,...

  • Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners asked U.S. District Judge James Boasberg to stop the Corps from publishing a notice in the Federal Register announcing the study. The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. shale production is set to snap a three-month decline in February, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, as energy firms boost drilling activity with crude prices hovering near 18- month highs. In the Permian Basin in West Texas and eastern New Mexico, output is set to rise by 53,000 bpd to 2.180 million bpd, the data showed. U.S. crude futures were...

  • District Judge Scott Skavdahl in Casper said Monday that he couldn't immediately conclude the Interior Department had overstepped its authority with the rules, which seek to reduce air pollution and waste by requiring gas to be captured and sold rather than flared. That allows time for the lawsuit contesting the rules filed by Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming,...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. shale oil production is expected to rise by 41,000 barrels per day in February to 4.748 million bpd as energy firms boost drilling with crude prices near 18- month highs, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Tuesday. Permian output in West Texas and eastern New Mexico is set to rise by 53,000 bpd to 2.180 million...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The company building the Dakota Access oil pipeline wants a federal judge to block the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from launching a full environmental study of the $3.8 billion pipeline's disputed crossing of a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota. ETP wants any further study put on hold until Boasberg, in Washington, D.C., rules on whether ETP...

  • MIDLAND, Texas, Jan 17- Exxon Mobil Corp said on Tuesday it will pay up to $6.6 billion to double its holdings in the Permian Basin of west Texas and New Mexico, the largest oil field in the United States. Exxon is exchanging an initial $5.6 billion in stock for leases covering roughly 275,000 acres from the Bass family of Fort Worth, Texas. Most of the wells to be drilled...