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  • WASHINGTON— Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs. Growth of natural gas and other alternatives to petroleum has reduced the need for imported oil,...

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ WEST PALM BEACH, Aug 17- For two months in detention after being separated from her 14- year old son by U.S. border officials, Catalina Sales worried about how he was doing and when she would see him again. Sales, who entered the United States illegally on May 30, made a difficult choice: She refused to sign a paper agreeing that if she were deported, her son...

  • WASHINGTON— The Environmental Protection Agency privately challenged the Trump administration's rationale for freezing Obama-era mileage standards, saying the proposal would actually increase U.S. highway deaths. But in a June email, senior EPA staffers told the Office of Management and Budget— the White House office charged with evaluating regulatory...

  • "You all made me out to be a liar," Hagey, general water and sewer manager in the eastern Pennsylvania town of Warminster, told Environmental Protection Agency officials at a hearing last month. The meeting drew residents and officials from Horsham and other affected towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and officials from some of the other dozens of states dealing with...

  • CARACAS, Aug 12- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA is appealing a decision allowing Canadian miner Crystallex to take control of shares in U.S. subsidiary PDV Holdings as part of a 10 year dispute over the state takeover of Crystallex assets, a court filing shows. The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware last week ruled that Crystallex could attach...

  • CARACAS, Aug 12- Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA is appealing a decision allowing Canadian miner Crystallex to take control of shares in U.S. subsidiary PDV Holdings as part of a 10 year dispute over the state takeover of Crystallex assets, a court filing shows. The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware last week ruled that Crystallex could attach...

  • CARACAS, Venezuela— A Canadian gold mining company on Thursday won the right to go after Venezuela's prized U.S.-based oil refineries and collect $1.4 billion it lost in a decade-old take-over by the late socialist President Hugo Chavez. Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark of the U.S. Federal District Court in Delaware made the ruling in favor of Crystallex, striking a...

  • CARACAS, Aug 9- A United States court has approved a request by Canadian gold miner Crystallex to attach shares in a U.S. subsidiary of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA that indirectly controls refiner Citgo, according to a filing on Thursday. Crystallex is seeking to collect a $1.4 billion award in compensation following a decade-long dispute over...

  • CARACAS, Aug 9- A United States court has approved a request by Canadian gold miner Crystallex to attach shares in a U.S. subsidiary of Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA that indirectly controls refiner Citgo, according to a filing on Thursday. Judge Leonard P. Stark of the United States District Court in Delaware granted Crystallexs request but held off...

  • Crystallex is seeking to collect a $1.4 billion award in compensation following a decade-long dispute over Venezuela's 2008 nationalization of Crystallex gold mining operation in the South American country.

  • DOVER, Del. _ Chesapeake Utilities Corp. on Thursday reported second-quarter net income of $6.4 million. On a per-share basis, the Dover, Delaware- based company said it had profit of 39 cents. Chesapeake Utilities shares have increased slightly more than 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • National Amusements Inc, the Redstone family's holding company, and CBS are in the midst of a high-stakes legal dispute over control of the company and its potential merger with Viacom Inc, also majority-owned by NAI. Shari Redstone, the daughter of Sumner, has pushed to combine Viacom with CBS. "We are very pleased with the court's ruling today, which will now allow...

  • CARY, N.C.— Despite a plea from a Delaware teen's mother, developers of popular third-person shooter game "Fortnite" will be allowed to pursue their lawsuit against him after he boasted online about using cheat software. The Herald-Sun reported Tuesday a federal judge sided with North Carolina- based Epic Games in mid-July, ruling it has a "plausible claim" for...

  • NEWARK, Del. _ Artesian Resources Corp. on Tuesday reported second-quarter net income of $3.9 million. The Newark, Delaware- based company said it had profit of 42 cents per share. Artesian Resources shares have decreased 4.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Aug 7- A trial in which a school groundskeeper alleged that his use of Monsanto's Roundup weed killer caused his terminal cancer will go to a California jury after lawyers for both sides delivered their closing arguments on Tuesday. Groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson is one of more than 5,000 plaintiffs across the United States who claim Monsanto's...

  • Aug 6- National Stores Inc, which operates the Fallas, Factory 2- U and other discount apparel and housewares stores, on Monday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, becoming the latest U.S. retailer to succumb to financial pressure as more consumers shop online. The family-owned company founded in 1962 plans to close 74 of its 344 stores, which now employ more than...

  • Conversely, the company expects completions in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, North Dakota's Bakken, and Colorado's DJ basin to climb from 10 percent to 20 percent of its total hydraulic fracturing work in the second half. EOG this week said it was expanding its presence in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, tapping into the Mowry and Niobrara resource plays, in...

  • Aug 2- The U.S. government told a federal court judge on Thursday that volunteers and non-profit groups, rather than government officials, should take the lead in locating more than 400 immigrant parents who were separated from their children at the U.S.- Mexico border and deported from the United States. The ACLU has repeatedly said that it would assist with...

  • July 31- Buyout firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC won a court battle this week against investors seeking a higher price on its $6.5 billion leveraged buyout of U.S. software company Solera Holdings, in a blow to hedge funds that deploy this strategy. The Solera ruling represents the latest setback for these appraisal lawsuits, that already faced long...

  • July 31- Buyout firm Vista Equity Partners Management LLC won a court battle this week against investors seeking a higher price on its $6.5 billion leveraged buyout of U.S. software company Solera Holdings, in a blow to hedge funds that deploy this strategy. The Solera ruling represents the latest setback for these appraisal lawsuits, that already faced long...