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Top News & Analysis Wyoming


  • June 23- A U.S. judge in Wyoming on Tuesday granted a request by four states and several energy industry groups to temporarily stop new federal rules on hydraulic fracturing on public lands from taking effect on Wednesday. IPAA and the Western Energy Alliance were joined by Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and Utah in seeking to stop the new rules from taking...

  • These states depend on ‘Obama phone’ the most Sunday, 21 Jun 2015 | 4:00 PM ET
    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.

  • U.S. fracking rules to face early legal test Thursday, 11 Jun 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    The Interior Department rules, slated to take effect on June 24, would require companies to provide data on chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and to take steps to prevent leakage from oil and gas wells on federally owned land. This is the "first tranche in this battle," said Dan Naatz, senior vice president for government relations at the...

  • June 5- The U.S. drilling-rig count, which recorded its 26th straight weekly decline this week, is close to bottoming out ahead of a recovery in the second half of the year, mainly in the Permian and Eagle Ford shale plays in Texas, analysts said. At the end of this week, 868 oil and gas rigs were working in the United States, including 27 offshore, according to oilfield...

  • Republicans face a potential political backlash from voters if the Supreme Court rules soon against President Barack Obama's healthcare law, and are split over what to do about it, with some calling on the Obama administration for help. She said in a telephone interview that this would be a blow and she urged Republicans and Democrats in Congress to act.

  • WASHINGTON, June 4- Coal giant Peabody Energy has been among the harshest critics of federal energy policies, joining a court challenge to the Obama administration's new clean air regulations and denouncing its promotion of renewable fuels. "Our team will examine all aspects of bonding and self-bonding," said Chris Holmes, a spokesman for the Office of Surface...

  • Worst of energy layoffs are likely over...for now Thursday, 7 May 2015 | 12:57 PM ET
    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.

  • Blue Bell Creameries pulls all of its products Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 11:11 PM ET
    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.

  • Obama's Iran fixation needs vetting: GOP senator Thursday, 9 Apr 2015 | 12:01 PM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Tennessee's Barrasso tells CNBC he's worried about the repercussions of lifting sanctions in exchange for a nuclear deal.

  • The state that drills the most on Uncle Sam's turf Tuesday, 24 Mar 2015 | 9:41 AM ET
    Wyoming's Teton Mountains

    The state that could be most affected by proposed fracking rules is not top producer Texas or booming North Dakota.

  • Lower gas prices no windfall for these retailers Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | 3:02 PM ET
    A customer checks out at a Best Buy in Peoria, Ill.

    As oil prices fall, it becomes harder for energy companies to maintain profitability.

  • 'Squawk' takes a stand on firing squads Monday, 26 Jan 2015 | 6:50 AM ET
    'Squawk' takes a stand on firing squads

    The "Squawk Box" news team discusses an article that says Wyoming is considering bringing back firing squads as a back-up plan instead of using legal injection.

  • Wyoming data center: We'll power ourselves, thanks Tuesday, 11 Nov 2014 | 2:43 PM ET
    Microsoft's biogas and fuel cell Data Plant system under construction in Cheyenne, Wyo.

    A Microsoft Data Plant in Wyoming uses fuel cells and anaerobic digesters for zero-carbon power.

  • Plosser warns on risks of waiting to hike rates Saturday, 6 Sep 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.

    Charles Plosser continued his push for the U.S. central bank to change its language on interest rate policy to reflect an improving economy.

  • Merkel unhappy with Draghi's new fiscal focus: Report Sunday, 31 Aug 2014 | 12:07 PM ET
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB).

    Draghi said it would be "helpful for the overall stance of policy" if fiscal policy could play a greater role alongside the ECB's monetary policy.

  • Here's why Treasury yields will keep on falling Monday, 18 Aug 2014 | 8:46 AM ET
    Bond traders

    Why experts say you shouldn't bet against the U.S. bond market rally anytime soon.

  • State winners and losers in the jobs war Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET
    Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez.

    The rise and fall of states on CNBC's Top States for Business ranking is a reflection of economic trends. The biggest Cinderella story: Nevada.

  • 5 ways states are luring small business Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 4:43 PM ET

    Entrepreneurs have 50 options when it comes to forming a business, and some states do more than others when it comes to making their pitch.

  • 21. Wyoming Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    While Wyoming does not get high marks for innovation, education is strong, and its business-friendly regulations are unparalleled.

  • Best and worst US states for 'Taxpayer ROI' Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 11:39 AM ET
    Wyoming's Teton Mountains

    Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."