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  • North Dakota's governor, its top law officer and its military leader all say they were unaware the private security firm hired by the developer of the Dakota Access pipeline was operating illegally without a license. But North Dakota's Private Investigative and Security Board says TigerSwan never had a state license. North Dakota regulators say a private...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota's governor, top law officer and military leader all said Wednesday they were unaware that a private security firm hired by the developer of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline has been operating illegally in the state without a license. North Dakota's Private Investigative and Security Board first notified TigerSwan in...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota farmers have sold a lot of corn, but the amount of crop left after last year's record production could wreak havoc on local prices. "We've already moved a significant amount out of North Dakota for the crop year," said John Miller BNSF Railway's group vice president of agricultural commodities. The U.S. Department of Agriculture...

  • June 27- Wells Fargo& Co said on Tuesday it agreed to sell its commercial insurance business to private insurer USI Insurance Services, as the third-largest U.S. bank plans to focus on core banking products and services. Wells Fargo has doubled its cost-cutting target after expenses soared in the aftermath of the scandal. Wells Fargo plans to reduce expenses by...

  • GUERNSEY, WYOMING, June 26- A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East Coast to travel about 25 miles has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets. Or the journey to an East Coast gas pump might start instead in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields- which means it could take up to three months,...

  • GUERNSEY, WYOMING, June 26- A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East Coast to travel about 25 miles has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets. Or the journey to an East Coast gas pump might start instead in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields- which means it could take up to three months,...

  • GUERNSEY, WYOMING, June 26- A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East Coast to travel about 25 miles has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets. Or the journey to an East Coast gas pump might start instead in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields- which means it could take up to three months,...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A federal judge's order for more environmental review of the already-operating Dakota Access oil pipeline has several potential outcomes, all of which could spark even more wrangling in a Washington, D.C., court room. The $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners moves oil from western North Dakota to a distribution...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma added five rigs, North Dakota increased by three rigs, Louisiana gained two and California and Colorado were up one each. Alaska declined by two while New Mexico and Utah declined by one apiece. Arkansas, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A U.S. trial for 10 defendants in a multimillion-dollar Jamaican lottery scam case has been delayed until early next year. District Judge Dan Hovland rescheduled the trial that was to begin July 17 in federal court in North Dakota to Jan. 22, 2018, after one of the suspects' attorneys said he had a conflict next month and also needed more time to prepare.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, June 22- The 34 largest U.S. banks have all cleared the first stage of an annual stress test, showing they would be able to maintain enough capital in an extreme recession to meet regulatory requirements, the Federal Reserve said on Thursday. Wall Street analysts and trade groups quickly cheered the results on Thursday, saying regulators...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on the proposed merger of Sanford Health and Mid Dakota Clinic:. The Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney General are trying to block Sanford Health's proposed merger with Mid Dakota Clinic. The two agencies jointly filed a complaint in U.S. District Court alleging the deal would violate antitrust law by significantly...

  • WASHINGTON, June 22- U.S. financial regulators and lawmakers who appeared at a congressional hearing on Thursday generally agreed that the Volcker rule, which restricts banks' ability to make bets with their own money, needs to be reconsidered. Wall Street banks have fought Volcker vigorously, saying it is overly complicated and hurts market liquidity.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Sanford Health is on the verge of absorbing another health care provider in the Dakotas, though the move is being contested in federal court. Sanford has signed a merger agreement with Mid Dakota Clinic, which has nearly 100 physicians who serve patients in the Bismarck- Mandan area. However, the Federal Trade Commission and North Dakota Attorney...

  • HOUSTON, June 21- Crude oil's bear market is highlighting the haves and have nots among U.S. shale producers, with the stronger promising to keep pumping even as prospects dim for some of their financially strapped peers. Crude prices have dropped more than 20 percent since late February, in part because of rising U.S. shale production that is offsetting OPEC's...

  • HOUSTON, June 21- Crude oil's bear market is highlighting the haves and have nots among U.S. shale producers, with the stronger promising to keep pumping even as prospects dim for some of their financially strapped peers. Crude prices have dropped more than 20 percent since late February, in part because of rising U.S. shale production that is offsetting OPEC's...

  • Last week, U.S. District Court Judge James Boasberg in Washington ruled in favor of Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes, who said more environmental analysis of the Dakota Access line should have been carried out. Energy Transfer Partners LP built the $3.8 billion pipeline to move crude from the Northern Plains to the Midwest and then on to the...

  • OKLAHOMA CITY— Officials from Oklahoma and more than a dozen other states have sent two letters to California's insurance commissioner, asking that he stop pressing insurance companies to publicly disclose fossil fuel investments and divest from the coal industry, saying it only confuses consumers and unnecessarily brings politics into the insurance...

  • "We would expect a decision sometime after that, probably September," said Jan Hasselman, an attorney for the Standing Rock Sioux, which filed the lawsuit last summer that was later joined by three other Sioux tribes. The Standing Rock tribe sued because it believes the $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners threatens cultural sites...

  • Syngenta Group Co. NK Soybeans are harvested with a Case IH combine harvester near Princeton, Illinois

    Farmers in the US and Brazil are in a race to meet demand for livestock feed as meat consumption in China soars, Financial Times reports.