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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...

  • U.S. state April income tax revenue returns to growth Wednesday, 27 May 2015 | 3:35 PM ET

    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...

  • 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."

  • Travelers seeking to conquer unexplored territory Monday, 14 Apr 2014 | 4:02 PM ET
    Elk at Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park

    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.

  • The fuel source that's powering more homes, again Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    A worker takes a break with a front end loader at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek Mine in Montana. Coal mined there is shipped primarily to electric utilities and industrial customers.

    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.

  • Reports of coal's demise are greatly exaggerated Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    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?