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  • Nov 30- James Strother, Wells Fargo& Co's general counsel, who had originally planned to retire at year-end, will stay on indefinitely in the position to deal with fallout from the bank's sales scandal, according to a bank spokesman. "In light of recent events the decision was made to have Jim Strother remain with the company and continue to serve as our general...

  • OTTAWA, Nov 30- Despite open signs of nervousness among legislators, Canada's ruling Liberals bet they can survive the political damage caused by allowing a pipeline to be built from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific coast. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday approved Kinder Morgan Inc's plan to lay a second pipeline along the route of its existing...

  • A Whiting Petroleum Co. pump jack pulls crude oil from the Bakken region of the Northern Plains near Bainville, Mont.

    The cartel gave a new lease on life to the U.S. shale firms by raising oil prices and opening the door for them to take back market share.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 30- More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said, just ahead of a federal deadline for activists to leave the camp they have been occupying. It comes as North Dakota law enforcement backed away from a previous...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 30- More than 2,000 U.S. military veterans plan to form a human shield to protect protesters of a pipeline project near a Native American reservation in North Dakota, organizers said. Meanwhile, North Dakota law enforcement will not make spot checks on vehicles headed to the camp where activists are based, the governor's office said on...

  • NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Nov 30- In a corner of the prolific Bakken shale play in North Dakota, oil companies can now pump crude at a price almost as low as that enjoyed by OPEC giants Iran and Iraq. In effect, even as OPEC has decided to reduce output to try to boost prices, that may end up being undermined by a potential increase in U.S. production. OPEC ministers agreed to reduce...

  • NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Nov 30- In a corner of the prolific Bakken shale play in North Dakota, oil companies can now pump crude at a price almost as low as that enjoyed by OPEC giants Iran and Iraq. The steep slide in costs could encourage more U.S. shale output if OPEC members cut supplies, undermining the producer group's ability to boost prices. OPEC ministers meet...

  • Workers with Raven Drilling line up pipe while drilling for oil in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    In a corner of the prolific Bakken shale play in North Dakota, oil companies can now pump crude at a price almost as low as that enjoyed by OPEC giants Iran and Iraq.

  • NEW YORK/ HOUSTON, Nov 30- In a corner of the prolific Bakken shale play in North Dakota, oil companies can now pump crude at a price almost as low as that enjoyed by OPEC giants Iran and Iraq. The steep slide in costs could encourage more U.S. shale output if OPEC members cut supplies, undermining the producer group's ability to boost prices. OPEC ministers meet...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 29- North Dakota officials on Tuesday moved to block supplies from reaching oil pipeline protesters at a camp near the construction site, threatening to use hefty fines to keep demonstrators from receiving food, building materials and even portable bathrooms. Law enforcement would take a more "passive role" than enforcing a blockade, said...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 29- North Dakota officials on Tuesday moved to block supplies from reaching oil pipeline protesters at a camp near the construction site, threatening to use hefty fines to keep demonstrators from receiving such critical supplies as food, building materials and even portable bathrooms. Law enforcement would take a more "passive role" than...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 29- North Dakota officials on Tuesday backed away from plans to physically block supplies from reaching oil pipeline protesters at a camp near the construction site, saying they will instead use financial deterrents to prevent food and building materials from coming in. Earlier on Tuesday, Maxine Herr, a spokeswoman for the Morton County...

  • NORTH DAKOTA GOVERNOR'S SPOKESMAN SAYS NO BLOCKADE PLANNED FOR SUPPLIES INTO PIPELINE PROTEST CAMP.

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Nov 29- North Dakota law enforcement will begin to block supplies from reaching protesters at a camp near the construction site of an oil pipeline project in an effort to force demonstrators to vacate the area, officials said on Tuesday. Supplies, including food and building materials, will be blocked from entering the main camp following...

  • Nov 29- Investors, including the state treasurers of Connecticut and Illinois, called on Wells Fargo& Co to require an independent board chair, saying the bank needs stronger oversight in the wake of a scandal over fake customer accounts. Although Wells Fargo already has shuffled its leadership structure, Connecticut Treasurer Denise Nappier on Tuesday said...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday criticized Wells Fargo& Co's decision to require customers affected by its unauthorized accounts scandal to go through arbitration rather than allowing them to sue. The San Francisco- based bank last week asked a U.S. court to uphold contract clauses that mandate arbitration,...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 28- Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday criticized Wells Fargo& Co's decision to require customers affected by its unauthorized accounts scandal to go through arbitration rather than allowing them to sue. Warren also used her Facebook post to advocate for a rule proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau...

  • LOS ANGELES, Nov 28- U.S. wind and solar companies for the first time gave more money to Republicans than Democrats during the 2016 election cycle, according to federal campaign disclosures, part of a years-long effort to expand renewable energy's appeal beyond liberal environmentalists. The industry is now hoping its strategy of reaching across the...

  • Water protectors join hands in prayer at the end of the day's protest as police line the hill at Standing Rock on Nov. 24, 2016, during an ongoing dispute over the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

    Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters will not follow a government directive to leave federal land, organizers said Saturday.

  • The proposed class-action lawsuit, filed on Tuesday in federal court in Minnesota, accused the third-largest U.S. bank of "self-dealing and imprudent investing" by steering 401 contributions to its Wells Fargo Dow Jones Target Date funds. The lawsuit, filed by employees led by John Meiners, from St. Louis, seeks to recoup excess fees and unrealized profits...