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  • NEW YORK, Aug 22- Ending a decade on the run, the former chief executive officer of Comverse Technology Inc who fled to Africa to avoid a fraud prosecution over a stock options scandal is returning to the United States to plead guilty. Jacob "Kobi" Alexander, 64, will admit to one count of backdating stock options in the federal court in Brooklyn on Wednesday, his...

  • WELLS FARGO CHARGED ILLEGAL FEES, FAILED TO UPDATE INACCURATE CREDIT REPORT INFORMATION- CFPB.

  • WELLS FARGO TO PAY AN ADDITIONAL $410,000 TO BORROWERS, CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU SAYS.

  • CFPB SAYS IT IDENTIFIED BREAKDOWNS IN WELLS FARGO'S SERVICING PROCESS.

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 406 rigs sought oil and 83 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained eight rigs, Pennsylvania was up two and Louisiana, Oklahoma and West Virginia added one each. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON— Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a possible hurdle for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has sought to capitalize on economic distress. Employers have added jobs in the past 12 months at a faster pace than the national average in Colorado, Florida, Michigan and North Carolina, the Labor Department said...

  • CHEYENNE, Wyo.— A federal judge in Wyoming was wrong to block rules for hydraulic fracturing on federal land, a group of law professors and lawyers for the federal government said in new court documents. District Judge Scott Skavdahl of Casper ruled in June that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management lacks the authority to regulate fracking— a technique of injecting...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Developers of a four-state oil pipeline have agreed to halt construction of the project in southern North Dakota until a federal court hearing next week in Washington, D.C. The temporary construction shutdown comes amid growing protests and increased tension over the Dakota Access Pipeline that is intended to cross the Missouri River near the...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A tribal leader Wednesday said he contacted the White House and met with North Dakota's senators in an effort to halt construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline that crosses the Missouri River near an American Indian reservation in southern North Dakota. North Dakota transportation officials, meanwhile, closed a several-mile...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A federal judge is ordering protesters in North Dakota not to interfere with the construction of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline. U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Hovland granted the developer's motion for a temporary restraining order Tuesday. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe late last month sued federal regulators for approving the...

  • The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, particularly those in swing states such as Iowa, where some recent opinion polls show Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in a tight race. Republican Governors Terry Branstad of Iowa, Sam Brownback of Kansas, Jack...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Developers of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline halted construction Tuesday while law enforcement and tribal leaders in North Dakota met to discuss a resolution to a protest of the project. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says he met with tribal leaders to "negotiate peace" to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

  • Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump named 64 agriculture policy advisors on Tuesday, a lengthy list that includes the governors of Iowa and five other farm states and a former federal agriculture secretary. The announcement came as Trump, a New York businessman seeking his first elected office, looks to improve his standing among voters, including...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Developers of a $3.8 billion, four-state oil pipeline sued in federal court Monday to stop protesters near an American Indian reservation in North Dakota to stop interfering with the project, alleging the safety of workers and law enforcement are at risk. Dakota Access LLC filed a lawsuit against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman David...

  • NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D.— Chekota American Horse and his 8- month-old son traveled a few miles from their home on the nearby Sioux reservation to join the growing protest against a $3.8 billion oil pipeline that's going into the ground fast. Carlos Castaneda, who is Sioux and Ute, came from Denver. The months-long "spirit camp" protest by the...

  • Aug 12- North Dakota's daily oil production will soon drop below 1 million barrels if it has not already done so, a level not seen since the summer of 2014, and a recovery would take at least a year, state regulators said on Friday. "Oil prices really just seem to be stuck in that $40 to $48 per barrel range," Lynn Helms, head of the state's Department of Mineral Resources,...

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 396 rigs sought oil and 83 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 13 rigs and Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio and Utah were up one each. Alaska, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • *East& West Coast refiners may import more foreign crude. NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Aug 12- It may seem odd that the opening of one pipeline crossing through four U.S. Gulf Coast refiners and North Dakota oil producers will reap the benefits.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Authorities have arrested at least five people in southern North Dakota protesting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline from North Dakota to Illinois. The Bismarck Tribune reports that the arrests happened Thursday. Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier says protesters got in the way of surveyors working on the project.

  • The Western Energy Alliance sued the Obama administration in U.S. District Court in New Mexico, seeking to force officials to hold lease sales four times a year as required under the federal Mineral Leasing Act. The group said sales have been called off in Montana, Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Wyoming. Mark Barron, lead attorney on the...