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  • Nov 21- Smithfield Foods said it would buy parent of the Farmer John and Saag's Specialty Meats brands, and farm operations in three U.S. states from Hormel Foods Corp for $145 million in cash. Smithfield will buy Clougherty Packing as well as hog farm operations under PFFJ, or Pigs for Farmer John, in California, Arizona and Wyoming, expanding its supply chain in the...

  • Nov 21- Smithfield Foods said it would buy Farmer John and Saag's Specialty Meats brands, and farm operations in three U.S. states from Hormel Foods Corp for $145 million in cash. Smithfield will buy Clougherty Packing, the owner of Farmer John and Saag's, as well as hog farm operations in California, Arizona and Wyoming, expanding its supply chain in the United...

  • CHICAGO, Nov 17- The first blizzard of the season in the continental United States was due to bring heavy snowfall and howling winds on Thursday as it moved northeast from the Rocky Mountains into the northern Plains. The National Weather Service warned of poor visibility and hazardous driving conditions with winds gusting up to 50 miles per hour as rainfall...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- The U.S. Interior Department finalized rules on Tuesday aimed at preventing methane leaks from oil and gas production on federal and tribal lands, one of the last major Obama administration rules aimed at fighting climate change. Interior's Bureau of Land Management said on Tuesday the rule, updating 30- year-old regulations that govern...

  • Trump's victory on Tuesday means Republicans will control the White House, Senate and House of Representatives. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said one way for the incoming president and Congress to attack Obamacare immediately after Trump takes office on Jan. 20 would be to quickly confirm a new secretary of Health...

  • Trump's victory on Tuesday means Republicans will control the White House, Senate and House of Representatives. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said one way for the incoming president and Congress to attack Obamacare immediately after Trump takes office on Jan. 20 would be to quickly confirm a new secretary of Health...

  • Trump's victory on Tuesday means Republicans will control the White House, Senate and House of Representatives. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, a member of Senate Republican leadership, said one way for the incoming president and Congress to attack Obamacare immediately after Trump takes office on Jan. 20 would be to quickly confirm a new secretary of Health...

  • LONDON, Nov 10- Donald Trump's election has thrown an apparent lifeline to beleaguered coal producers but he may not be able to do much to revive the fortunes of the industry. The U.S. coal industry has been a victim of the shale revolution and the enormous quantities of cheap gas that have been unleashed by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

  • LONDON, Nov 10- Donald Trump's election has thrown an apparent lifeline to beleaguered coal producers but he may not be able to do much to revive the fortunes of the industry. The U.S. coal industry has been a victim of the shale revolution and the enormous quantities of cheap gas that have been unleashed by hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 4- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has won over the U.S. coal industry by promising to revive the downtrodden sector and scrap regulations if elected. But the industry has a Plan B if the New York businessman loses to his more green-minded Democratic rival Hillary Clinton on Tuesday: carbon capture and storage, a technology that...

  • TORONTO, Oct 14- Freeport-McMoRan said on Friday it will sell onshore California oil and gas assets to Sentinel Peak Resources California for up to $742 million, part of a push by the world's biggest listed copper miner to reduce its multi-billion dollar debt. Under the transaction with private energy company Sentinel Peak, Freeport said it will receive $592...

  • Oct 14- Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world's biggest publicly listed copper miner, said it would sell its onshore California oil and gas assets to Sentinel Peak Resources California LLC for up to $742 million, as part of its strategy to cut debt. The company's production in California, including onshore and offshore assets, was 13.46 million barrels of oil...

  • Findings that the biggest changes were in the Upper Mississippi Valley, northern Great Plains and New England could help focus resources in dealing with a changing climate, said Stacey Archfield, a U.S. Geological Survey hydrologist and one of the study's authors. In weighing the impact climate change is having on flooding, researchers from the Geological...

  • Sept 21- ExxonMobil Corp. has agreed to pay $12 million to Montana and the U.S. government to restore natural resources damaged or destroyed by a pipeline rupture in 2011 that spilled oil into the Yellowstone River, according to a settlement proposed on Wednesday. ExxonMobil Pipeline Company's Silvertip pipeline burst July 1, 2011 at a crossing beneath the...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK, Sept 20- U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers are set this week to again cut their forecasts for how high interest rates will need to go in an economy where output, productivity and inflation are growing at a slower pace than in past decades. It was 3.75 percent in June 2015 and 4.25 percent four years ago.

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 19- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • LOS ANGELES/ WASHINGTON, Sept 18- The 27 states challenging Obama's Clean Power Plan in court say the lower emissions levels it would impose are an undue burden. Already, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma and South Dakota appear to be meeting the CPP's early targets. Cynthia Coffman, attorney general of Colorado, said her state's likely ability to comply with the...

  • Sept 13- U.S. coal miner Arch Coal won court approval on Tuesday for a plan to eliminate $4.7 billion of debt from its balance sheet, the company said, clearing the path to emerge from bankruptcy in early October. Under a reorganization plan confirmed by U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis on Tuesday, the company's senior lenders will have control of most of the company.

  • Arch had $485.5 million in self-bonds in Wyoming when it filed for bankruptcy protection in January, saddled with $6 billion of debt and a deep slump in the coal sector. Under a reorganization plan set for a confirmation trial in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in St. Louis on Tuesday, Arch must replace all of its self-bonds within 15 days of its bankruptcy exit plan becoming...

  • WASHINGTON/ QUINCY, Mass., Sept 9- U.S. After Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren spoke on Friday, odds on a rate hike in September rose to 30 percent probability from 24 percent before his comments. After the more dovish Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo spoke, that had fallen to a 20 percent chance.