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  • "Volkswagen must be held accountable for its false and misleading promotion and sales of its vehicles in the Commonwealth," Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said in a statement. Kentucky is at least the fifth U.S. state to sue VW, along with New Jersey, Texas, New Mexico and West Virginia. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco the status of talks over a...

  • March 22- The U.S. state of Kentucky filed suit against Volkswagen AG and its luxury units Tuesday over the German automaker's excess diesel emissions scandal. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said VW willfully violated Kentucky's Consumer Protection Act by fraudulently promoting diesels. Kentucky is at least the fifth U.S. state to sue VW, along with...

  • A man celebrating St. Patrick's Day

    Emergency visits to the dentist skyrocket right after St. Patrick's Day because so many people get their teeth knocked out.

  • The funds announced by the federal Appalachian Regional Commission and the Economic Development Administration will support projects that help coal-dependent communities in places like West Virginia and Kentucky diversify their economies, retrain the workforce and attract new investment. Last week, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton...

  • Coal miners operate a carbide-tipped shearer as it scrapes coal at a mine in Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania.

    Banks’ exodus from coal projects financing comes as several industry leaders face painful restructuring.

  • NEW YORK, March 7- U.S. shale oil production in April is expected to chalk up the second-largest monthly decline on record, and the sixth straight monthly decrease, a U.S. government forecast released on Monday showed. Total output is expected to fall by 106,000 barrels per day to 4.87 million bpd, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration's drilling...

  • Nomac Drilling floorman steadies a section of drill pipe and cleans the connection during natural-gas drilling operations for Chesapeake Energy in Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

    Natural gas is the cheapest it's been in nearly two decades, and it could get even cheaper, thanks to U.S. shale drillers.

  • NEW YORK, March 1- Republican frontrunner Donald Trump has upended the presidential primaries this year by relying heavily on free air time and Twitter at the expense of local-ad buying, throwing into question estimates that the November presidential election could translate into $6 billion spent on TV advertising. "For the broadcast industry, which has...

  • Feb 26- The United States turned into a net natural gas exporter for a day after the first liquefied natural gas export from Cheniere Energy Inc's Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana left for Brazil on Wednesday. Exports however surpassed 6 bcfd on Wednesday, with about 3.3 bcfd going to Mexico and some 3 bcfd going to Brazil on the Asia Vision LNG tanker from Sabine...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A U.S. federal judge will hold a hearing Thursday that may offer the first details on any progress in settling over 500 lawsuits filed against Volkswagen AG, a top supplier and many current and former top executives over excess emissions in 580,000 U.S. bdiesel vehicles. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco. Lawyers for VW, the Justice...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to confirm Dr. Califf, 64, a well-regarded cardiologist and researcher, takes the helm at the FDA when lawmakers are pressuring it to speed the approval process for drugs and medical devices and to finalize a proposed rule giving it authority to regulate e-cigarettes. He said one of his first...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A U.S. federal judge will hold a hearing Thursday that may offer the first details on any progress in settling over 500 lawsuits filed against Volkswagen AG, a top supplier and many current and former top executives over excess emissions in 580,000 U.S. bdiesel vehicles. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco. VW, California and the EPA...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to confirm Dr. Califf, 64, is a well-regarded cardiologist and researcher who takes the helm at the FDA at a time it is under pressure from lawmakers to speed the approval process for drugs and medical devices and finalize a proposed rule giving it authority to regulate e-cigarettes. Several senators,...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 22- The U.S. Senate on Monday moved closer to confirming Dr. Robert Califf to lead the Food and Drug Administration, overriding opposition from several senators who had sought to block a vote on the issue. Opponents included Democrats Edward Markey of Massachusetts and Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who had sought to block the confirmation vote...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 17- A program that has allowed U.S. coal companies to forego cleanup insurance on massive western mines is flawed and needs to be fixed, Wyoming officials have told federal regulators. Coal operator Alpha Natural Resources Inc left behind more than $670 million in self-bond liabilities in Wyoming and West Virginia when it filed for bankruptcy...

  • Feb 12- A printer cartridge reseller infringed the patent rights of Lexmark International Inc when it imported Lexmark's toner products back into the United States after they were first sold abroad, a U.S. appeals court ruled on Friday. Though the case was about laser printer cartridges, the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 11- The Senate Judiciary Committee's antitrust subcommittee will hear from the top U.S. antitrust bosses next month to discuss a wave of big mergers over the past year, according to a staffer briefed on the hearing. The Justice Department's Bill Baer, the assistant attorney general for the antitrust division, and Edith Ramirez, chairwoman of the...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 10- Bankrupt coal miner Arch Coal Inc has reached a deal with the state of Wyoming that will provide it with temporary relief from liability for millions of dollars in future cleanup costs for coal mines, according to court documents. Arch said in a court filing that the state of Wyoming and the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality have agreed...

  • DETROIT, Feb 10- Nearly one in five vehicles on U.S. roads is in need of repair of a safety issue serious enough to be involved in a federal government recall, according to used-car history provider Carfax. The highest rates of unfixed vehicles were, in order, Texas, Mississippi, Alaska, Utah and West Virginia, Carfax said. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 10- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to block federal regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions failed to give a sustained boost to shares of the long-battered coal sector on Wednesday. After initially trading higher, Consol Energy Inc stock slipped 2.3 percent, and Peabody Energy Corp fell 0.9 percent. The states, led by coal producer West...