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  • PHOENIX— U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning about tainted romaine from Arizona,...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas added eight rigs while Louisiana and New Mexico each added one. Colorado and North Dakota each declined by two rigs while Ohio, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania dropped one apiece. Alaska, Arkansas, California, Kansas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • Employees work in the Mother Room at the Canopy Growth facility in Smith Falls, Ontario, Canada, Dec. 19, 2017.

    The fast-growing marijuana industry appears poised for supercharged growth after winning what cannabis entrepreneurs see as approval from the Trump administration.

  • Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. So we still have work to do even though we're legal in Colorado.

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The Trump administration this week will begin the environmental review process for oil and gas drilling on a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region in northern Alaska rich in crude but prized by conservationists. In a notice from the U.S. Department of the Interior seen by Reuters, which the agency will post on Friday, it says...

  • WASHINGTON, April 19- The Trump administration this week will begin the environmental review process for oil and gas drilling on a section of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region in northern Alaska rich in crude but prized by conservationists. The tax bill passed by the Republican-led Congress late last year allowed the Interior Department to hold...

  • WASHINGTON— The Trump administration is moving forward on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, fulfilling a longtime Republican priority that most Democrats fiercely oppose. Addressing fellow Republicans at a GOP conference in West Virginia in February, Trump said a friend told him that every Republican president since...

  • Nine of those states and Washington, D.C., also have broad legalization where adults 21 and older can use pot for any reason. Michigan could become the 10th state with its ballot initiative this year. So we still have work to do even though we're legal in Colorado.

  • CHICAGO, April 18- Taxpayer actions in response to sweeping federal tax changes passed by the U.S. Congress late last year will likely force states that tax personal income to tear up their revenue forecasts and start again. "There's so much going on with this tax act that states are having a difficult thing figuring out what's going on," said Ron Alt, senior manager...

  • ANCHORAGE, Alaska— ConocoPhillips say its 2018 winter exploration and appraisal program on Alaska's western North Slope produced promising results. The Houston- based company Monday announced it had concluded 2018 winter program and that three appraisal wells supported a previously announced estimate of at least 300 million barrels of oil at its Willow...

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas added three rigs, Oklahoma gained two while Colorado, Louisiana and Ohio each added one. Kansas, New Mexico and West Virginia each lost one rig. Alaska, Arkansas, California, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • FARGO, N.D.— Fire officials say a Delta Air Lines flight made an emergency landing at a North Dakota airport. KFGO reports the jet with 189 passengers on board was heading from Minneapolis to Anchorage, Alaska, Thursday evening when the crew reported smoke in the cockpit. Fire officials say the plane landed safely at Hector International Airport in Fargo about...

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate's top Republican said Tuesday that he's open to a proposal from the White House to pare back a hard-fought spending package that has come under assault from party conservatives. Mitch McConnell said the idea of cutting billions of dollars of just-approved spending may not have enough support to pass the narrowly divided Senate.

  • WASHINGTON— Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg disclosed Tuesday his company is "working with" special counsel Robert Mueller in the federal probe of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign— and working hard to change its own operations after the harvesting of users' private information by a Trump campaign-affiliated data-mining company.

  • *Seattle planemaker calls Ryanair "valued customer". DUBLIN/ BERLIN, March 22- Ryanair's plan to buy Laudamotion will add Airbus planes to the Irish low-cost carrier's fleet for the first time and could herald an improvement in relations with the European planemaker. By comparison, Ryanair aims to have 570 Boeing 737 s in five years, ensuring it stays one of the...

  • Production of the North Slope grade of crude oil has averaged about 518,000 barrels per day through the current fiscal year, down from the approximately 533,000 bpd predicted last fall, state Revenue Commissioner Sheldon Fisher told state lawmakers on Monday. Temperature-related declines in production were most pronounced at the giant Prudhoe Bay field,...

  • Production of the North Slope grade of crude oil has averaged about 518,000 barrels per day through the current fiscal year, down from the approximately 533,000 bpd predicted last fall, state Revenue Commissioner Sheldon Fisher told state lawmakers on Monday. Temperature-related declines in production were most pronounced at the giant Prudhoe Bay field,...

  • March 19- Kroger Co's superstore chain Fred Meyer said it would exit its firearms business, two weeks after deciding to stop selling guns and ammunition to those under the age of 21.. Fred Meyer said it was working on plans to phase out sales of firearms and ammunition. Fred Meyer operates 133 stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington and sells firearms in 43 of...

  • March 19- Kroger Co's Fred Meyer said it would exit its firearms business, two weeks after deciding to stop selling guns and ammunition to buyers under the age of 21.. Earlier this month, Kroger joined other U.S. retailers such as Walmart Inc and Dick's Sporting Goods Inc to bar sale of firearms to buyers under 21, following a deadly shooting at a Florida high school.

  • NEW YORK, March 15- In 2014, as Jonathan Rubin and Ian Laird considered investing in the booming U.S. cannabis industry, they hit a problem: How to value pot start-ups with little verified data on the price of the weed itself? While a smoker may know the going retail price for "Strawberry Diesel" or "Buddha's Sister", the sector's wholesale tier still operates much like a...