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WASHINGTON, May 29- Alpha Natural Resources Inc no longer qualifies for a government program that subsidizes a share of mine cleanup insurance, requiring the coal company to find another way to cover roughly $400 million in liabilities, Wyoming officials said on Friday. "At the end of the day, the rules for self bonding are very clear," said Keith Guille, a spokesman...
May 29- Alpha Natural Resources Inc said it was notified by Wyoming's environment department that it no longer qualified for "self bonding," which allowed the coal miner to avoid insurance or provisions of about $400 million for cleanup of mines. The news comes a day after a Delaware judge asked Alpha Natural to pay for the legal defense of Donald Blankenship, the...
May 27- U.S. state personal income taxes rebounded in the key revenue month of April, partly due to 2014' s strong stock market, after dropping a year ago, but collections have not fully stabilized since big increases in 2013.. Brian Sigritz, director of state fiscal studies at the National Association of State Budget Officers, said income tax revenue, boosted in part...
Overall, U.S. drillers reduced the number of active rigs by just one this week, oil services company Baker Hughes Inc said. In the latest week, drillers added three oil rigs in the Niobrara basin in Wyoming and Colorado and two in the Eagle Ford in South Texas, according to the closely followed report. The Permian basin in western Texas and eastern New Mexico, the...
Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries voluntary recalls all its products after two samples tested positive for listeriosis.
Tennessee's Barrasso tells CNBC he's worried about the repercussions of lifting sanctions in exchange for a nuclear deal.
The state that could be most affected by proposed fracking rules is not top producer Texas or booming North Dakota.
As oil prices fall, it becomes harder for energy companies to maintain profitability.
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.
A Microsoft Data Plant in Wyoming uses fuel cells and anaerobic digesters for zero-carbon power.
Charles Plosser continued his push for the U.S. central bank to change its language on interest rate policy to reflect an improving economy.
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.
Why experts say you shouldn't bet against the U.S. bond market rally anytime soon.
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.
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.
While Wyoming does not get high marks for innovation, education is strong, and its business-friendly regulations are unparalleled.
Some states are better than others at giving their residents the best return on their "tax investment."
Travelers are spending more money on a quest for something authentic. "It's almost like there's no wild places anymore," said one industry spokesman.
If you thought coal was fading—upstaged by natural gas and solar panels—guess again. Look at the bustling Powder River Basin that's powering America.
There's nothing like a polar vortex to drive down inventories and boost demand for coal, still a key generator of electricity. But how long will King Coal's run last?