×

Top News & Analysis North Dakota

  • Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 597 rigs sought oil and 153 explored for natural gas this week. Louisiana lost three rigs, New Mexico declined by two and Alaska, North Dakota and Oklahoma each lost one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and environmentalists worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Two Democrats from energy-producing states, Joe...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate confirmed President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Senators voted 52-46 to approve Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • NEW YORK— Customers are still turning their backs on Wells Fargo after a scandal over sales practices, with the bank saying Friday the number of new checking accounts people opened was down 31 percent in January from a year earlier. Wells Fargo has been releasing monthly reports on these figures since the outcry over its sales practices as a sort of "report card" on...

  • "After factoring in day count differences and typical seasonality, trends were relatively stable in January and within our expectations," Mary Mack, who took over leadership of Wells Fargo's branch banking unit last year, said in a press release. Wells Fargo has been reporting monthly on customer activity in its branch banking unit ever since the bank was rocked...

  • Feb 17- Wells Fargo& Co saw "relatively stable" trends in branch banking in January, the executive in charge of the unit stated on Friday in a company press release. "After factoring in day count differences and typical seasonality, trends were relatively stable in January and within our expectations," stated Mary Mack, who took over leadership of Wells Fargo's...

  • In a statement on Thursday evening, Burgum and the Army Corps refused to extend next Wednesday's deadline. Army Corps spokesman Ryan Hignight said contractors working for the agency would enter the camp as soon as they could. The exchange came a day after Burgum ordered pipeline opponents to move off of land owned by the Army Corps, citing safety and...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- The U.S. Senate is expected to approve President Donald Trump's pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday over the objections of Democrats and green groups worried he will gut the agency, as the administration readies executive orders to ease regulation on drillers and miners. Trump's nominee, Oklahoma Attorney General...

  • In a statement on Thursday evening, Burgum and the Army Corps refused to extend next Wednesday's deadline. Army Corps spokesman Ryan Hignight said contractors working for the agency would enter the camp as soon as they could. The exchange came a day after Burgum ordered pipeline opponents to move off of land owned by the Army Corps, citing safety and...

  • Feb 16- The Dow Jones Industrial Average scored its sixth straight record high on Thursday, but just barely, while the S&P 500 edged lower due to declining energy stocks. Signs of an improving economy and promises by President Donald Trump to cut corporate taxes and reduce financial regulations have been behind much of the recent gains. "Some of the excitement and...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The latest spring flood outlook from the National Weather Service calls for only minor flooding in the area of Dakota Access pipeline protesters' encampment in North Dakota. Thursday's update is similar to one issued three weeks ago. They're working to help the Standing Rock Sioux get the camp near the Cannonball River cleaned up and cleared out...

  • Feb 16- Wall Street dipped on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks as oil prices dropped and banks fell broadly for the first time in six days. Wells Fargo, Bank of America, JPMorgan and Citigroup weighed more than any other stocks on the S&P 500, which has hit a string of record high in recent sessions on signs of an improving economy and promises by President...

  • Feb 16- Wall Street dipped on Thursday, weighed down by energy stocks as oil prices dropped and as banks shares fell for the first time in six days. The rally was sparked by President Donald Trump's vow last week of tax cuts, and fueled by optimism that his plans for corporate deregulation will expand the economy. "Some of these policies are game changers to certain...

  • BOSTON, Feb 16- The board of Wells Fargo& Co plans to oppose a resolution filed by shareholder activists led by the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia seeking a review of the root causes of the bank's unauthorized accounts scandal, according to a draft document seen by Reuters. A Wells Fargo spokesman, Mark Folk, declined to comment on whether the draft was still...

  • WASHINGTON— The tea party wing of the GOP gained a voice in President Donald Trump's Cabinet on Thursday when Mick Mulvaney was sworn in as director of the White House budget office. Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office hours after the Senate confirmed the South Carolina Republican's nomination on a narrow 51-49 vote in the GOP- controlled...

  • Native Americans on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in Cannon Ball North Dakota last December.

    The governor of North Dakota ordered protesters on Wednesday to evacuate a demonstration camp near the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • In Massachusetts, a group that lobbies on behalf of dentists has for the first time signaled a willingness to embrace the concept, though its proposal is viewed as unnecessarily restrictive by sponsors of a competing bill in the Legislature. "We are not a silver bullet for helping access to dental care, but we are a great tool," said Christy Jo Fogarty, a dental...

  • Republican Doug Burgum ordered demonstrators to leave the camp located on land owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers by Feb. 22, citing safety concerns that have arisen due to accelerated snowmelt and rising water levels of the nearby Cannonball River. His order reaffirms a Feb. 22 deadline set by the Army Corps for the demonstrators to clean up and leave.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— Snowy, frigid weather hampered oil and gas producers in North Dakota in December, leading to the state's largest production decline in a single month. Lynn Helms, director of the Department of Mineral Resources, said three blizzards, 15 days of winds higher than 35 mph and nine days of temperature below minus-10 degrees made oil and gas production...

  • LOS ANGELES/ NEW YORK, Feb 15- Charlie Munger, the billionaire vice chairman of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, said some of U.S. President Donald Trump's ideas may prove constructive for the country, tempering comments a year ago suggesting that his fellow Republican was not morally qualified for the White House. "Well, I've gotten more mellow," Munger...