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  • BISMARCK, N.D.— North Dakota's Agriculture Department is expecting hundreds of applications over the next three weeks from drought-stricken ranchers seeking money to help pay the cost of hauling in hay to maintain their herds through the winter. Alfalfa hay production in North Dakota is down 30 percent from last year, and production of all other hay is down 43...

  • FINRA ORDERS WELLS FARGO BROKERAGE TO PAY CLIENTS $3.4 MLN FOR INAPPROPRIATE SALES OF VOLATILITY-LINKED PRODUCTS.

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

  • ATTRITION OF EMPLOYEES IN WELLS FARGO'S COMMUNITY BANK AT LOWEST LEVELS IN 6 YEARS- WELLS FARGO CEO TIM SLOAN.

  • Dec. 2014— Dallas- based Energy Transfer Partners applies to the federal government to build the 1,200- mile, $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline to carry half a million barrels of North Dakota oil daily through the Dakotas and Iowa to a distribution point in Illinois. April 2016— Opponents establish a camp in southern North Dakota for peaceful protest.

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nearly two dozen North Dakota landowners who alleged the developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline and a consultant used deceit and fraud to acquire private land easements for the project. District Judge Daniel Hovland in a ruling dated Tuesday sided with a subsidiary of Texas- based Energy...

  • Later in June, Boasberg ordered the Army Corps to conduct further environmental reviews of the pipeline, saying it failed to adequately consider any harm of a potential oil spill to the fishing and hunting rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. That pushed the Standing Rock tribe in August to urge the court to immediately shut the line, saying its members were...

  • In June, Boasberg ordered the Army Corps to do further environmental reviews of the pipeline, saying it failed to adequately consider any harm of a potential oil spill to the fishing and hunting rights of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. That pushed the Standing Rock tribe in August to urge the court to immediately shut the line, saying its members were exposed to...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Latest on a federal judge's decision to allow the Dakota Access oil pipeline to continue operating while more environmental study is done:. The $3.8 billion pipeline began moving oil from North Dakota to Illinois in June, but Judge James Boasberg ruled that month more assessment is needed on the project's impact on the tribe.

  • District Judge James Boasberg's decision will come as a blow to the Standing Rock Sioux, who have argued that an oil spill from the pipeline under Lake Oahe— from which the tribe draws its water— could have a detrimental effect on the tribal community. The $3.8 billion pipeline built by Texas- based Energy Transfer Partners has been operating since June 1, moving...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The Dakota Access oil pipeline boosted North Dakota state tax revenues by about $19 million in its first three months of operation, according to an analysis by the North Dakota Pipeline Authority. Producers have seen about a $2 increase per barrel in the average price for crude oil coming from western North Dakota in June, July and August, compared...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— A lawyer for an environmental activist convicted of targeting an oil pipeline in North Dakota said he doesn't think a judge's decision disallowing the threat of global warming as a defense to justify the crime would be grounds for an appeal. Defendant Michael Foster, of Seattle, said he has not decided whether to appeal his jury conviction to the...

  • WASHINGTON— Ivanka Trump successfully pushed to get a family-focused tax credit included in the Republican tax overhaul proposal. The White House adviser and first daughter is lobbying on Capitol Hill to make sure an expansion of the current $1,000 child tax credit stays in the tax plan and that it's big enough to matter. Trump has been wooing lawmakers and...

  • WASHINGTON— Ivanka Trump successfully pushed to get a family-focused tax credit included in the Republican tax overhaul proposal. The White House adviser and first daughter is lobbying on Capitol Hill to make sure an expansion of the current $1,000 child tax credit stays in the tax plan and that it's big enough to matter. Trump has been wooing lawmakers and...

  • CAVALIER, N.D.— A North Dakota jury has convicted an environmental activist who targeted an oil pipeline a year ago. The Pembina County jury found Michael Foster of Seattle guilty Friday of conspiracy to commit criminal mischief, criminal mischief and trespass. Samuel Jessup of Winooski, Vermont, who filmed Foster's protest, also stood trial and was convicted of...

  • HOUSTON— The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by four this week to 936.. Texas lost three rigs, Pennsylvania and Wyoming lost two each, and Louisiana shed one rig. Alaska, Arkansas, California, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, Utah and West Virginia were unchanged.

  • The Corps had anticipated completing the task by the end of the year, but Justice Department attorney Matthew Marinelli said it will take longer than expected to get needed information including spill modeling from Texas- based pipeline developer Energy Transfer Partners and possibly from at least one unspecified American Indian tribe.

  • Company president Brad Smith launched the TechSpark program Thursday in Fargo, a metropolitan area of more than 200,000 people that includes a Microsoft campus with about 1,500 employees. The other programs will be in Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming. "This is really a blueprint for private-public partnerships," said North Dakota Gov.

  • WASHINGTON— Rebuffing the Trump administration, a federal judge on Wednesday ordered the Interior Department to reinstate an Obama-era regulation aimed at restricting harmful methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands. The order by a judge in San Francisco came as the Interior Department moved to delay the rule until 2019, saying it was...

  • WASHINGTON— Members of Congress expressed bewilderment Wednesday that credit reporting company Equifax, under siege after a data breach affecting more than 145 million people, has received a $7.25 million contract with the IRS to validate the identity of taxpayers communicating with the agency on the telephone or through its website.