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  • July 24- QEP Resources Inc said it would sell its natural gas assets in Wyoming to privately held Pinedale Energy Partners LLC for about $740 million, as the U.S. oil and gas producer focuses on liquids-rich, higher-margin assets. In a separate transaction, QEP closed the sale of certain non-core natural gas assets in southern Wyoming for $37.5 million.

  • July 24- U.S. oil and gas producer QEP Resources Inc said it would sell its natural gas assets in Wyoming to privately held Pinedale Energy Partners LLC for about $740 million. The assets produced 234 million cubic feet of natural gas per day in the first quarter, of which about 12 percent was liquids, the company said on Monday. The deal is expected to close by Sept. 30.

  • NEW YORK, July 24- A sluggish forecast for U.S. economic growth as well as an increase in U.S. states' Medicaid and pension contribution costs is creating a budgetary squeeze in many state capitols, according to a research report issued by S&P Global Ratings on Monday. "And while the risk that federal policy could trigger a recession has eased, the potential for a...

  • SAN ANTONIO— Officials say 21 freight cars hauling coal from Wyoming have derailed in South Texas as temperatures reached the triple digits. Union Pacific spokesman Jeff DeGraff says authorities are investigating whether the searing heat played a role Sunday afternoon in the derailment in San Antonio. Temperatures reached 100 degrees that day.

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Louisiana gained four rigs, California increased by two and North Dakota and Utah each gained one. Oklahoma and Texas each declined by three, New Mexico fell by two and Alaska decreased by one. Arkansas, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wyoming were all unchanged.

  • But they still face an uphill battle for their top-flight legislative priority because of unhappy GOP senators. John McCain means the measure would fail if just two GOP senators vote against it. And the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says a revised GOP bill would produce 22 million added uninsured people by 2026.

  • WASHINGTON— Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. The White House and GOP leaders fished Thursday for ways to win over recalcitrant senators, including an administration proposal to let states use Medicaid funds to help people buy their own private health insurance.

  • Bruce Rauner, governor of Illinois, left, delivers a budget address in the House Chamber of the State Capitol building in Springfield, Illinois.

    Tight revenues and uncertainty about the impact of federal tax and budget policies has ignited the worst state budget battles since 2007.

  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant Health Inspection Service reports "significantly higher Mormon cricket populations" on federal land in southwestern Idaho, agency spokeswoman Abbey Powell wrote in an email to The Associated Press. In Idaho, in a few locations, we have seen populations as high as 70 per square yard. " The federal agency says the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 12- Argentina needs oil rigs to develop its vast shale oil and gas resources. But moving that machinery from the plains of Texas to the windswept Patagonian desert is proving complex and costly for global oil majors who say Argentina's protectionist past is slowing efforts to spark its own shale revolution. A move by Argentina's government to...

  • BUENOS AIRES, July 12- Argentina needs oil rigs to develop its vast shale oil and gas resources. But moving that machinery from the plains of Texas to the windswept Patagonian desert is proving complex and costly for global oil majors who say Argentina's protectionist past is slowing efforts to spark its own shale revolution. A move by Argentina's government to...

  • People in need of medical attention wait outside Greensville County High School, in Emporia, Virginia, June 25, 2017, for free medical aid by Remote Area Medical. The nonprofit volunteer medical relief corps provides free health care to people in remote areas of the US.

    The number of insurers applying to sell health plans next year on HealthCare.gov, the federal Obamacare marketplace, is down 38 percent.

  • Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, second from left, and GE chairman and former CEO Jeff Immelt, at podium, break ground for new GE headquarters. May 8, 2017

    Massachusetts had the most impressive jump, while Wyoming suffered the biggest drop, in the 2017 CNBC Top States for Business ranking.

  • GUERNSEY, WYOMING, June 26- A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East Coast to travel about 25 miles has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets. Or the journey to an East Coast gas pump might start instead in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields- which means it could take up to three months,...

  • GUERNSEY, WYOMING, June 26- A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East Coast to travel about 25 miles has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets. Or the journey to an East Coast gas pump might start instead in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields- which means it could take up to three months,...

  • GUERNSEY, WYOMING, June 26- A gallon of gasoline that allows a driver on the U.S. East Coast to travel about 25 miles has already navigated thousands of miles from an oil field to one of the world's largest fuel markets. Or the journey to an East Coast gas pump might start instead in North Dakota's Bakken shale fields- which means it could take up to three months,...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- Republican senators voiced concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as their party's leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...

  • WASHINGTON, June 21- U.S. senators expressed concern on Wednesday about a plan to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, fearing a rush to consider the major legislation as Republican leaders prepare to unveil it. The healthcare bill will be released to the Republican Senate Conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. EDT and posted online, Senators John Barrasso of...