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  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota stands to gain more than $110 million annually in tax revenue after oil begins coursing through the Dakota Access pipeline, an analysis by The Associated Press shows. "That's why the state of North Dakota expended the resources they did." Its completion would be welcome both for drillers seeking a cheaper path to market and for the state...

  • OMAHA, Neb.— Results from a monthly survey of business supply managers suggest that manufacturing is boosting economic conditions in nine Midwest and Plains states, according to a report issued Wednesday. "This is the fourth consecutive month the index has increased and points to an improving regional manufacturing economy," said Creighton University...

  • BRENTFORD, Britain _ Abengoa Yield PLC on Monday reported a loss of $14.5 million in its fourth quarter. The Brentford, Britain- based company said it had a loss of 15 cents per share. For the year, the company reported that its loss narrowed to $4.9 million, or 5 cents per share.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 27- Anthem Inc. and other U.S. health insurers complained to the White House for more than a year that they were losing money on people who waited to sign up for Obamacare coverage until they were sick. And Anthem- the last national insurer playing big in the Obamacare market- is the loudest industry voice in meetings with policymakers who all have...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate on Monday confirmed billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary as President Donald Trump adds to his economic team. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts criticized Ross' business ties to Russia and the way he ran a mortgage lender during the housing crisis. Ross has extensive ties to Russia.

  • PAWTUCKET, R.I.— The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. She is supported by the Koch-affiliated libertarian law firm Institute for Justice, based in Arlington, Virginia, which through lawsuits and lobbying in more than a dozen states has been fighting to deregulate the practice of natural...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from the camp near the Standing Rock Reservation, which straddles the North Dakota and South Dakota border.

  • The number of demonstrators had dwindled from the thousands who poured into the camp starting in August to oppose the pipeline that critics say threatens the water resources and sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. The 1,170- mile line, built by Energy Transfer Partners LP, will move crude from the shale oilfields of North Dakota to Illinois en route to...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline.:. Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. And people haven't been able to get into another camp established on private land by the Cheyenne River Sioux because of...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal. "This was beautiful North Dakota prairie in a sensitive watershed area," Gov. But since August, it was home to hundreds and at times thousands of people who support...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D.— Most of the Dakota Access pipeline opponents abandoned their protest camp Wednesday ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land, and authorities moved to arrest some who defied the order in a final show of dissent. Authorities later said about 20 fires were set and two people— a 7- year-old boy and a 17- year-old girl— were taken to a...

  • BROOKINGS, S.D. _ Daktronics Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $5.1 million in its fiscal third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Brookings, South Dakota- based company said it had a loss of 12 cents. Daktronics shares have declined 5.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • said Tiffanie Pieper, of San Diego, who has been in the camp most of the winter. Protesters have been at the campsite since August to fight the $3.8 billion pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners began work on the last big section of the pipeline this month...

  • District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan to forfeit $19.04 million and serve three years of supervised release. The sentencings came after Jason Galanis, a former Los Angeles investment banker once dubbed "Porn's New King," was sentenced to 135 months in prison by Castel on Wednesday. David Touger, a lawyer for John Galanis, said: "The court came to a very just and...

  • SIOUX FALLS, S.D. _ NorthWestern Corp. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $45.9 million. On a per-share basis, the Sioux Falls, South Dakota- based company said it had net income of 95 cents. The average estimate of four analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for earnings of 96 cents per share.

  • District Judge Kevin Castel in Manhattan to forfeit $19.04 million, after pleading guilty last summer to securities fraud and conspiracy charges. Both sentencings came after Jason Galanis, a former Los Angeles investment banker once dubbed "Porn's New King," was sentenced to 135 months in prison by Castel on Wednesday. David Touger, a lawyer for John Galanis,...

  • LINCOLN, Neb.— The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline said Thursday that it is once again seeking state approval for a route through Nebraska. The Canadian company's previous attempts to start construction in Nebraska have been thwarted by activists and some landowners who worry that it could damage property and contaminate groundwater supplies.

  • WASHINGTON/ CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 1- Native Americans and activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project expressed alarm on Wednesday after federal lawmakers from North Dakota said the final permit had been granted for the project, a statement later contradicted by the Army, which issues such permits. Activists in North Dakota expressed anger after...

  • WASHINGTON/ CANNON BALL, N.D., Feb 1- Activists protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline project expressed alarm on Wednesday after federal lawmakers from the state said the final permit had been granted for the project- a statement later contradicted by the Army, which issues such permits. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday it has started a review for...

  • Hundreds of United States military veterans vow to defend the Standing Rock protest camp and march through a winter blizzard to the scene of recent clashes with state police and the national guard just outside of the Lakota Sioux reservation of Standing Rock, North Dakota, December 5, 2016.

    Trump's move doesn't order construction of the pipeline, but does require expedited consideration of permit requests, NBC News reports.