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  • But shippers said Thursday that they aren't concerned that there will be any long-term disruption to service on the $3.8 billion pipeline that on June 1 began moving crude from the Bakken oil patch to a distribution point in Illinois, from which it's shipped to the Gulf Coast and potentially high-paying markets abroad. "It's business as usual today," said Ron...

  • The Environmental Protection Agency said it is seeking a two-year delay for oil and gas companies to follow a new rule requiring them to monitor and reduce methane leaks from their facilities. The Obama-era rule, finalized in November, "is expected to have real and harmful impacts on onshore energy development and could impact state and local jobs and revenue,"...

  • FARGO, N.D.— Drone technology is helping some farmers in North Dakota keep tabs on their livelihood like never before by giving them an aerial perspective on field conditions and crops. Jeremy Wilson has been planting corn, soybeans and wheat in the Fargo area for nearly two decades and has seen his share of advancements in technology. "Pretty cheap, simple and fast,"...

  • District Judge James Boasberg in Washington said the Army Corps did not adequately consider the effects of a possible oil spill on the fishing and hunting rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The judge said in a 91- page decision that, while the Army Corps substantially complied with the National Environmental Policy Act, federal permits issued for the...

  • District Judge James Boasberg in Washington said that the Army Corps did not adequately consider the effects of a possible oil spill on the fishing and hunting rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The judge said in a 91- page decision that while the Army Corps substantially complied with the National Environmental Policy Act, federal permits issued for...

  • District Judge James Boasberg in Washington said that the Army Corps did not adequately consider the effects of a possible oil spill on the fishing and hunting rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The judge said in a 91- page decision that while the Army Corps substantially complied with the National Environmental Policy Act, federal permits issued for...

  • Protesters march during a demonstration against the Dakota Access Pipeline on March 10, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    A federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline.

  • District Judge James Boasberg in Washington said that while the Army Corps substantially complied with the National Environmental Policy Act, it did not adequately consider the impacts of a possible oil spill on the fishing and hunting rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. The tribe had sued the Army Corps over its approval of the controversial Dakota...

  • WASHINGTON, June 14- A federal judge on Wednesday said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did not fully weigh the impacts of the Dakota Access pipeline and ordered it to reconsider sections of its environmental analysis. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington said that while the Army Corps substantially complied with the National Environmental Policy Act,...

  • The Wall Street bank said on Tuesday it has selected Andrew Rowe to head its community banking customer segments team, effective September. John Haynes, a senior vice president for Freepoint Commodities, has left the trading firm for Citigroup's energy division, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. HSBC has hired former Goldman Sachs banker Rob...

  • BRAINERD, Minn.— The fate of thousands of recalled Volkswagens that are being stored in central Minnesota is undetermined. The vehicles are being stored in Brainerd as part of a massive recall launched by Volkswagen to settle allegations that it violated the U.S. But the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency first has to approve the fix, the Minnesota Pollution...

  • June 13- Wells Fargo& Co paid its branch employees for the first time in May using new goals that focus on customer service, branch banking chief Mary Mack said at an investor conference on Tuesday. Wells Fargo's shares have rebounded from the sharp drop suffered in the wake of the sales scandal boosted by growth expectations after the election of U.S.

  • A small nonprofit health insurance plan in suburban Minneapolis provides health insurance to 700,000 people, Vox reports.

  • PORTLAND, Maine— The number of children without health care coverage grew in Maine during a five-year period that coincided with tightened Medicaid eligibility guidelines and the governor's decision not to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, according to a report released Tuesday. Maine and North Dakota were the only states to see increasing...

  • June 13- Wells Fargo& Co paid its branch employees for the first time in May using new sales goals that focus on customer service, branch banking chief Mary Mack said at an investor conference on Tuesday. Wells Fargo has lately accelerated branch closures, shuttering 80 in the fourth quarter of last year, Mack said. "In Manhattan you probably dont want to go further...

  • NEW YORK, June 12- Mike Mayo, a prominent bank analyst who became unemployed in February when his brokerage shut down, has a new job at Wells Fargo& Co.. "Mike's stature in the industry is well-recognized," Diane Schumaker-Krieg, global head of research, economics and strategy at Wells Fargo Securities, said in a statement. Matthew Burnell, who had covered bank stocks at...

  • NEW YORK, June 12- Mike Mayo, a prominent bank analyst who became unemployed in February when his brokerage shut down, has a new job at Wells Fargo& Co.. The San Francisco- based lender hired Mayo to make calls on large-cap bank stocks in its securities business, according to a statement released on Monday. "Mike's stature in the industry is well-recognized," Diane...

  • NEW YORK— A slew of banking issues are on the agenda in Washington right now, from proposals to roll back some of the regulations implemented after the financial collapse a decade ago to questions over the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Richard Hunt is president and CEO of the Consumer Bankers Association, the nation's trade...

  • Oklahoma added five rigs, New Mexico gained four, while West Virginia and Ohio tacked on two each. Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming each gained one. Arkansas, California, Kansas and North Dakota were all unchanged.

  • CHICAGO, June 8- U.S. spot corn futures hit their highest level in nearly a year on Thursday and Minneapolis spring wheat neared a two-year top on worries about hot and dry weather stressing crops in the northern Plains and Midwest, analysts said. As of 12:32 p.m. CDT, Chicago Board of Trade July corn futures were up 2 cents at $3.86-3/ 4 per bushel after reaching...