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  • 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...

  • CHICAGO, Feb 11- Demand for bank loans, loan extensions and renewals is surging among U.S. farmers, and farm incomes are forecast to fall for a third year as grain and livestock prices remain stubbornly low, according to a quarterly farm economy report from the Federal Reserve Banks of St. Louis and Kansas City. The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis's region covers...

  • 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...

  • Some states dependent on energy revenues are facing strained budgets due to low oil prices, according to an S&P report.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- The Obama administration, in the first major review of the country's coal program in three decades, on Friday ordered a pause on issuing coal-mining leases on federal land as part of new executive actions to fight climate change. Most leases are on public land in Western states, primarily Wyoming, along with Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 14- The Obama administration is due on Friday to announce an overhaul of how the United States manages coal development on federal land, and freeze new coal mining, according to government and conservationist sources, in a further move to confront climate change. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is expected to make the announcement at midday...

  • A still from a Boot Barn commercial. Boot sales reported soft third quarter sales thanks to pressures in oil and commodity-related markets.

    Boot Barn says sales during its recently ended quarter were hurt by weakness in regions where the local economy depends on oil.

  • Jan 4- Tallgrass Energy Partners LP said it would buy an additional 31.3 percent stake in Tallgrass Pony Express Pipeline LLC for about $743.6 million from Tallgrass Development LP. Tallgrass Energy Partners will pay $475 million in cash and 6.52 million in common units to Tallgrass Development. Tallgrass Energy Partners and Tallgrass Development are...

  • Drillers added 17 oil rigs in the week ended Dec. 18, bringing the total up to 541, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. In the minutes after Baker Hughes released the report, U.S. crude futures fell 20 cents to $34.29 a barrel, the lowest level since February 2009, before paring losses. U.S. crude futures for next year were trading...

  • A woman covers herself from the sun with a blue hat during a warm day in New York

    These record-breaking temperatures are continuing a trend set to establish 2015 as one of the warmest years on record.

  • Drillers removed 21 oil rigs in the week ended Dec. 11, bringing the total rig count down to 524, the least since April 2010, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report. U.S. crude futures fell as low as $35.35 a barrel on Friday, its lowest level since February 2009, after the International Energy agency warned global oversupply could...

  • On Friday, OPEC decided to keep production near record highs despite depressed prices, as a way to boost market share by forcing rivals to reduce output. Drillers removed 10 oil rigs in the week ended Dec. 4, bringing the total rig count down to 545, the least since June 2010, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said in its closely followed report.

  • Winter storm warnings were already in place on Monday in Montana, northern Idaho and eastern Washington.

  • Mitch McConnell

    Many senators who voted this week to block EPA coal rules received healthy campaign donations from coal industry interest groups.

  • Stanley Fischer

    U.S. inflation will likely rebound as pressure from the dollar fades, allowing the Fed to hike rates slowly, Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer said.

  • Traders on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Stocks start the week on a nervous footing, with traders looking for signals from both China and the Fed to turn the tide.

  • Top States: Wyoming

    The Cowboy State is riding high when it comes to infrastructure and economy. But capital and innovation are steering clear.

  • Low income residents apply for free phone service from Assurance Wireless at Kelly Cullen Community Center in San Francisco.

    There's been a lot of controversy surrounding the $1.7B subsidy program, but very little is known about the actual recipients.

  • A floorhand works on an oil rig in the Bakken shale formation outside Watford City, North Dakota.

    After another month of soaring layoffs in the oil patch, recruiters says employers are taking a pause as crude prices recover.

  • Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday, April 20, 2015, for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeriosis.

    Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries voluntary recalls all its products after two samples tested positive for listeriosis.