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  • BERNALILLO, N.M.— Native American activists and tribal leaders from around New Mexico are joining the chorus of environmentalists who have been fighting for years to stop oil and gas development. They are part of a groundswell as tribes across the U.S. organize around land issues, from a pipeline in North Dakota and the disputed boundaries of a national monument...

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  • FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.— Unions that represent Navajo workers in New Mexico say tribal members are being passed over for jobs at a power plant on the reservation in violation of Navajo labor laws. In an area where unemployment hovers around 50 percent and jobs are scarce, they say the law is vital for protecting Navajo workers. "If we do get the first priority or they go by the...

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

  • Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Oklahoma gained six rigs, New Mexico increased by four and Alaska and Utah each gained one. Texas lost two rigs and West Virginia decreased by one. Arkansas, California, Colorado, Louisiana, North Dakota, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wyoming were unchanged.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 9- Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg is kicking off an effort to get U.S. small businesses to spend more on advertising as the image of the social media network's ads have taken a hit for their role in alleged Russian attempts to sway U.S. voters. Facebook named five of the 30 cities it will target for its advertising push: Albuquerque,...

  • Nov 6- Kentucky accused units of Endo International Plc on Monday of contributing to drug overdoses and an opioid epidemic by deceptively marketing its painkiller Opana ER, the latest lawsuit by state or local governments against the drugmaker. Kentucky Attorney General Steve Beshear said the lawsuit would seek to hold Endo responsible for illegally...

  • Nov 6- Kentucky accused units of Endo International Plc on Monday of contributing to drug overdoses by deceptively marketing its painkiller Opana ER, in the latest lawsuit by state or local governments against the drugmaker amid an opioid epidemic. Kentucky Attorney General Steve Beshear said the lawsuit would seek to hold Endo responsible for illegally...

  • HOUSTON, Nov 3- U.S. shale producers are telling investors impatient for better returns that they can keep boosting oil output aggressively and do so while still making money for shareholders. For the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, slower shale production gains would have been welcome. At least seven of the largest U.S. shale companies,...

  • HOUSTON, Nov 1- Pioneer Natural Resources Co, one of the largest oil producers in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico, posted a better-than-expected adjusted profit on Wednesday, helped by rising commodity prices. Pioneer posted a third-quarter net loss of $23 million, or 13 cents per share, compared with a net profit of $22 million, or 13 cents per share, in...

  • The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Boston on Thursday by the liquidating trustee for F-Squared Investment Management LLC, who contends the firm paid the securities regulator $30 million that the SEC was not actually authorized to collect. The justices sided with New Mexico- based investment adviser Charles Kokesh, who had been ordered by a judge to pay...

  • Privately-owned Purdue, which was the subject of a prior U.S. Justice Department probe related to OxyContin a decade ago, said in a statement that it is cooperating with an investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office in its home state of Connecticut. Attorney Deirdre Daly in Connecticut, declined to comment. Purdue has faced a wave of lawsuits by Louisiana,...

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  • CHICAGO, Oct 20- Are unsuspecting seniors around the United States being scooped up without warning from their homes, placed in nursing homes and having their possessions taken away? The investigation by journalist Rachel Aviv shines a light on problems in the Nevada courts that run the system of court-appointed guardians for the elderly.

  • OAKLAND, California, Oct 17- The two Honduran women told nearly identical stories to the immigration courts: Fear for their lives and for the lives of their children drove them to seek asylum in the United States. Unaware of each others plight, both fled with their children, making the dangerous trek across Mexico. Sandra Gutierrez joined her husband in California,...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13- Eighteen U.S. states sued President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. The subsidies cost $7 billion this year and were...

  • WASHINGTON/ SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 13- Eighteen U.S. states vowed to sue President Donald Trump's administration on Friday to stop him from scrapping a key component of Obamacare, subsidies to insurers that help millions of low-income people pay medical expenses, even as Trump invited Democratic leaders to negotiate a deal. The subsidies cost $7 billion this year...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 12- A suggestion by President Donald Trump that a U.S. regulator pull broadcast licenses from TV networks over what Trump calls "fake news" has been met by silence from the watchdog's head Ajit Pai, who has a history of defending free speech rights. Pai, who was reconfirmed last week for a new five-year term at the Federal Communications Commission...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 1- When disaster hits the chemical plants in Port Arthur, Texas, triggering fires like those that flared in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Hilton Kelley is the man fielding panicked calls from neighbors unsure whether they should evacuate their homes. More than 1,500 accidents at chemical plants have been reported in the United States since 2007,...

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