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  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits rose slightly more than expected last week, but the four-week average of claims fell to its lowest level since 1973, pointing to strengthening labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 6,000 to a seasonally adjusted 244,000 for the week...

  • Feb 22- A judge has crushed the hopes of a group of investors in Ultra Petroleum Inc, a bankrupt natural gas company, who had sought to collect a $300 million windfall because a clerk entered a court order on the wrong date. Bankruptcy Judge Marvin Isgur approved on Feb. 13 the disclosures for Ultra's plan to emerge from Chapter 11, although his order was not put on the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- The Senate on Thursday moved closer to approving President Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency even as nearly 800 former officials urged the chamber to reject the nominee, who sued the agency more than a dozen times as attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma. The 773 former officials signed a letter sent to...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 16- Nearly 800 former Environmental Protection Agency officials urged the U.S. Senate to reject President Donald Trump's nominee to run the agency as the chamber moved closer on Thursday to approving his pick, Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of oil-producing Oklahoma. Senator John Barrasso, a Republican of coal producing Wyoming and head of...

  • Do you know what the No. 1 injury is in your state? Vice offers up this handy state-by-state guide.

  • Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania coal mine operator Ettore DiCasimirro runs one of the few surviving mines in the area, once a prosperous coal region.

    The Appalachian region — which President Donald Trump carried handily — could lose more than 1,000 coal mining jobs in the next two years.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 2- A Senate committee suspended rules on Thursday to approve President Donald Trump's controversial choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday amid a boycott of his nomination by the panel's Democratic members. Wyoming Senator John Barrasso, chair of the environment and public works committee, said the committee would "...

  • Here in the Permian Basin of West Texas, the largest U.S. oil patch, the industry poured more than $28 billion into land acquisitions last year- more than triple what they spent in 2015.. Those deals set the stage for much larger investments needed to extract the oil from the ground- and they illustrate how the Permian Basin has become the epicenter for the U.S. shale...

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 26- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private-sector coal miner, defended its bankruptcy exit plan in court on Thursday against opponents including state regulators, shareholders, environmental activists and even former executives. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer for permission to begin seeking creditor votes on its plan to slash $5...

  • ST. LOUIS, Jan 26- Peabody Energy Corp, the world's largest private-sector coal miner, squares off in court on Thursday against opponents of its reorganization plan, including state regulators, shareholders, environmental activists and even former executives. Bankruptcy Judge Barry Schermer for approval to begin seeking creditor votes on its plan to slash $5...

  • Snowplows clear Highway 88 in Woodford, California. (File photo).

    Winter storm warnings were in effect across much of the western third of the country early Thursday, NBC News reports.

  • Coal is loaded into a truck at the Jim Bridger Mine, owned by energy firm PacifiCorp and the Idaho Power Company, outside Point of the Rocks, Wyoming.

    Cheap, low-sulfur coal from one state feeds the West, but the region is shifting to natural gas and renewable energy.

  • Before dawn, Rick Velasquez shovels fresh snow during a winter storm in Boulder, Colo., Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016.

    The arctic blast has blanketed the Rockies and Plains with subzero temperatures, NBC News reports.

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    EOG Resources said it would buy Yates Petroleum for $2.5 billion, the latest move by a U.S. energy firm to acquire acreage in the Permian Basin.

  • Yellow taxi cabs line up outside the Delta Terminal at LaGuardia Airport in Queens, New York.

    Driverless car technology will also be a disaster for the millions of Americans who work as long-haul truckers, bus drivers or cab drivers.

  • Debating Fed rate hikes

    CNBC's Steve Liesman speaks to Susan Collins, University of Michigan dean, and Carmen Reinhart, Harvard Kennedy School professor, about Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's policy speech today at the Jackson Hole summit. Also, whether or not the Fed should be raising rates.

  • Greene: 'Most dovish, hawkish speech' from Yellen

    Megan Greene, Manulife Financial chief economist, and Brian Jacobsen, Wells Fargo Funds chief portfolio strategist, share their take on Fed chair Janet Yellen's policy speech so far at the Jackson Hole summit.

  • Fmr. Fed Reserve gov. on Yellen

    Federic Mishkin, former Fed Reserve governor, recaps and shares his take on Fed Chair Janet Yellen's speech at Jackson Hole.

  • Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the latest Fed speak by Fed chair Janet Yellen at the Jackson Hole summit.

  • Awaiting Fed chair Yellen

    Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist, and Kate Warne, Edward Jones principal investment strategist discuss what they expect to hear from Fed chair Janet Yellen at today's Jackson Hole summit, as well as how it may impact the markets.