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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 13- The U.S. Senate on Monday voted to confirm former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary, installing the Trump administration's point-man on tax reform, financial deregulation and economic diplomacy efforts. The Senate voted 53-47 in a largely party-line vote to approve the nomination. Senator Joe Manchin of West...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 13- U.S. shale oil production for March is expected to rise by the most in five months to its highest rate since May last year, government data showed on Monday, as energy companies boost drilling on the back of crude prices that are hovering over $50 a barrel. March oil production is forecast to rise by nearly 79,000 barrels per day to 4.87 million bpd,...

  • Feb 13- DuPont and Chemours Co have agreed to pay $671 million in cash to settle thousands of lawsuits involving a leak of a toxic chemical used to make Teflon, the companies said on Monday. In addition, Jefferies analyst Alexander Laurence said the liability was $300 million below Wall Street estimates, and DuPont shares rose 1 percent. The companies settled...

  • Feb 13- DuPont and Chemours Co said on Monday they had agreed to pay about $671 million in cash to settle several lawsuits related to the leak of a toxic chemical, used to make Teflon, that has been linked to cancer and other diseases. The company said it settled about 3,550 personal injury claims arising from the leak of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOA or...

  • Feb 13- DuPont said on Monday it agreed to pay $670.7 million in cash to settle several lawsuits related to a chemical leak from a plant in West Virginia. The company said it settled about 3,550 personal injury claims arising from the leak of perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOA or C-8, from DuPont's Parkersburg, West Virginia, plant. DuPont has used C-8 at the...

  • The stacks from the Gavin coal burning power plant tower in Cheshire, Ohio.

    Cutting this regulation won't really help Trump fulfill his goal of reversing the coal industry's decline, Vox reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- The U.S. Congress moved swiftly on Thursday to undo Obama-era rules on the environment, corruption, labor and guns, with the Senate wiping from the books a rule aimed at reducing water pollution. By a vote of 54-45, the Senate approved a resolution already passed in the House of Representatives to kill the rule aimed at keeping pollutants out of...

  • Consol sold its Buchanan Mine in southwestern Virginia and some other metallurgical coal reserves to a privately held company for about $420 million last year. The company, which gets most of its profits from the Marcellus shale in Southwest Pennsylvania and West Virginia and the Utica shale in Ohio, said total revenue from its exploration and production...

  • Jan 19- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship's bid to overturn his conviction and one-year prison sentence related to his role in a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers. The decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals likely means Blankenship will remain in...

  • Jan 19- A federal appeals court on Thursday rejected former Massey Energy Co Chief Executive Officer Donald Blankenship's bid to overturn his conviction and one-year prison sentence related to his role in a 2010 West Virginia mine explosion that killed 29 workers. The decision by the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals likely means Blankenship will remain in...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 19- Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's pick to run the Energy Department, will face questioning by senators on Thursday on creating jobs in the industry and bolstering U.S. energy security- but also about an earlier proposal to abolish the agency. The energy committee senators- many of whom represent fossil fuel-producing states...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 17- U.S. shale production is set to snap a three-month decline in February, the U.S. government said on Tuesday, as energy firms boost drilling activity with crude prices hovering near 18- month highs. In the Permian Basin in West Texas and eastern New Mexico, output is set to rise by 53,000 bpd to 2.180 million bpd, the data showed. U.S. crude futures were...

  • Lone Star Western's Black Pepper Beef Jerky

    A lawsuit claims Lone Star Western Beef's owner 'did little to clean' areas where a worker's blood spurted after he cut his finger.

  • Jan 5- A U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont on Thursday to pay $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from a Dupont plant, the plaintiff's lawyer Robert Bilott said. The federal jury had awarded Kenneth Vigneron $2 million in compensatory damages in December. This is the third and...

  • Jan 5- A U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont on Thursday to pay $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from a Dupont plant, the plaintiff's lawyer Robert Bilott said. The federal jury had awarded Kenneth Vigneron $2 million in compensatory damages in December. This is the third and...

  • Jan 5- A U.S. jury in Ohio ordered DuPont on Thursday to pay $10.5 million in punitive damages to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from a Dupont plant, the plaintiff's lawyer Robert Bilott said. The federal jury had awarded Kenneth Vigneron $2 million in compensatory damages in December. This is the third time...

  • In a series of tweets, Trump, who takes office on Jan. 20, blasted Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer and his fellow Democrats, who have vowed to preserve President Barack Obama's legacy-defining healthcare law even as Republicans move ahead with their long-running bid to scrap it. Representative Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, because of his reported...

  • Jan 4- Big U.S. banks are set on getting Congress this year to loosen or eliminate the Volcker rule against using depositors' funds for speculative bets on the bank's own account, a test case of whether Wall Street can flex its muscle in Washington again. In interviews over the past several weeks, half a dozen industry lobbyists said they began meeting with...

  • Under New Mexico regulations, healthcare facilities must report a suspected outbreak of C. difficile to the state Health Department within 24 hours. But Casa Maria staff did not contact authorities until March 4, 2014, according to the Health Department report on its investigation of the outbreak, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. When a Health...

  • Dec 21- A U.S. jury in Ohio on Wednesday ordered DuPont to pay $2 million to a man who said he developed testicular cancer from exposure to a toxic chemical leaked from one of the company's plants, according to the plaintiff's lawyer Robert Bilott. It is the third time jurors in Columbus, Ohio federal court have found DuPont liable for injuries linked to...