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HELENA, Mont.-- Subsidiaries of Johnson& Johnson have agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle a lawsuit with Montana over how an anti-psychotic drug was marketed, state Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday.
BISMARCK, N.D.-- People have been caught nearly 150 times in the past year attempting to illegally dump loads of oil field waste _ much of it radioactive _ at two of the biggest landfills in western North Dakota, records obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press show.
HOUSTON, March 4- The controversial Keystone XL pipeline will receive President Obama' s blessing and be built to transport crude oil from Canada to Texas, TransCanada Corp Chief Executive Russ Girling predicted on Tuesday.
NEW YORK, Feb 28- Oil production in North Dakota's Bakken shale stayed flat in January after falling sharply the month before, according to independent data that illustrate how this winter's bitter cold put a freeze on the world's fastest-growing oil patches.
BILLINGS, Mont.-- A government-funded experiment on diseased bison herds in Yellowstone National Park shows non-infected animals can be safely removed and used to start new herds, researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a wildlife group said Thursday.
Bitcoin exchange customers may have little chance of recovering their funds if they prove to be missing, according to legal and regulatory experts.
NEW YORK, Feb 27- What can you do if you deposited bitcoins at Mt. Unlike bank accounts in the United States, bitcoin deposits have no government-backed insurance.
SINGAPORE, Feb 26- The apparent collapse of Tokyo- based bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox isn't bothering Anthony Hope and others who have ditched steady careers in government and finance to build bitcoin companies- and who stand to lose money they have in Mt. Steve Beauregard, CEO and founder of Singapore- based GoCoin, is more blunt about Mt.
WASHINGTON, Feb 25- The Obama administration will look for ways the federal government could spur investment to improve infrastructure for transporting oil and natural gas supplies around the country, U.S.
LONDON, Feb 21- Personnel shortages at the U.S. Department of the Interior are causing delays in issuing oil and gas drilling permits as well as missed targets for important oversight work, according to a government performance audit.
Feb 19- A federal judge in Utah on Wednesday barred online television service provider Aereo from retransmitting programs in a handful of U.S. states, ahead of a closely watched Supreme Court hearing this year between the company and major broadcasters.
WASHINGTON/ MEXICO CITY, Feb 17- North America's three leaders will discuss a controversial pipeline project that would transport Canadian crude deep into the United States at a trade summit this week, Mexico's top diplomat said on Monday, adding he does not see it as a competitive threat.
WASHINGTON, Feb 13- Forty-two U.S. representatives and senators have announced plans to leave their seats in Congress in advance of mid-term elections in November, including 24 Republicans and 18 Democrats. The latest to announce his departure was Representative Doc Hastings, a 10- term Republican from Washington state.
WASHINGTON, Feb 11- Data thefts at U.S. retailers have rekindled enthusiasm in Congress for a single federal law on how customers should be notified about such breaches, but those efforts face the same roadblock as in the past: dozens of overlapping state laws already in place.
DETROIT, Feb 11- General Motors Co's new Chairman Theodore "Tim" Solso is not afraid to make edgy and sometimes unpopular decisions, a trait that could come in handy as the No. 1 U.S. automaker seeks to further reinvent itself under new Chief Executive Mary Barra.
NEW YORK, Feb 11- The view of the Pacific Ocean from the San Joaquin Hills in Newport Coast, California is extraordinary. That placed him in jumbo mortgage territory- above $625,500 in his part of the country, and above $417,000 in lower-priced areas.
In particular, the massive hydroelectric dams along the Columbia River and its tributaries in Washington, Oregon, Montana and Idaho are crucial suppliers of electricity to California via high-voltage transmission lines, known as paths.
WASHINGTON, Feb 7- U.S. officials wrongly aided coal companies seeking federal land leases and accepted below-value bids in a flawed program costing taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, according to an independent review of the U.S. Interior Department.
WASHINGTON, Feb 7- U.S. officials wrongly advised coal companies when they leased federal land in a flawed program costing taxpayers millions of dollars, according to an independent review of the U.S. Interior Department.
WASHINGTON, Jan 31- The Obama administration's tricky final decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline is several months away, guaranteeing that the project dividing many Democratic voters will be an issue in the midterm elections that could determine control of the U.S. Congress.