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  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is expected to decide by the end of the month whether to approve GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has long categorized cannabis as a Schedule I drug, a category with "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." She moved from Maine to Colorado in 2014 so she could...

  • Vickie Mader filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing Lowe's of discrimination, emotional distress and breach of contract, the Argus Leader reported. Mader said the human resources director told her that Lowe's wouldn't fire the man or change his hours, so she decided to quit because she couldn't continue to work with him. Lowe's has not responded to the...

  • RAPID CITY, S.D.— Delta Air Lines recently created a special flight to help a group of Belgian tourists reach their South Dakota vacation after experiencing travel delays. Delta spokeswoman Adrian Gee said the two options were accommodating the passengers in hotels that night, followed by an eight-hour bus ride to Rapid City, or something quicker.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Deep in the heart of Trump country, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt is being met with protests by farmers and ethanol producers concerned that he is undermining the industry with his strong support of oil and gas. Their unhappiness is being broadcast on billboards, at rallies and in meetings the EPA chief is holding during a...

  • LOS ANGELES— A proposal in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana could encourage more banks to do business with cannabis companies, but it appears to fall short of a cure-all for an industry that must operate mainly as a cash business in a credit card world. The legislation has been praised as a strong step, but "standing alone, it's likely not a silver bullet for...

  • It would move crude oil from Canada across Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska, where it would connect with existing pipelines feeding refineries along the Gulf Coast. A TransCanada Corp. spokesman says the Keystone XL oil pipeline developer is pleased with the South Dakota Supreme Court's decision to dismiss a legal appeal from opponents fighting the...

  • PIERRE, S.D.— South Dakota's Supreme Court this week dismissed an appeal from opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, saying a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear their cases. Groups fighting TransCanada Corp.' s pipeline appealed a judge's decision last year upholding regulators' approval for the pipeline to cross the state. TransCanada spokesman...

  • SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— Farmers and ethanol producers gave Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt a rough reception in South Dakota, accusing him of undermining the industry that's a key part of the state's economy. "We're here today to bring awareness to everyone in the state of South Dakota and the Upper Midwest that the administrator is not...

  • BISMARCK, N.D.— The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers within the next two months expects to wrap up an environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline after recently meeting with four American Indian tribes battling the pipeline in court. District Judge James Boasberg in Washington, D.C., allowed the $3.8 billion pipeline to begin pumping oil from western North...

  • Social Security checks may or may not be taxed, depending on your income. Whether and how much of your Social Security benefit is taxed will be determined by "combined income." That's your adjusted gross income, plus any non-taxable interest, plus half your Social Security benefit.

  • A boy stands in the doorway of a polling station on June 5, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. California voters are heading to the polls to vote in the primary election.

    The primary election results in states such as California, New Jersey and Iowa will help to determine whether Republicans keep their House majority.

  • Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)

    For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress.

  • Concerns over the possibility of widespread trade wars have heightened due to the United States' withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership, its recent imposition of tariffs on imported steel, aluminum and other goods, and the ongoing renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico. Michigan, Kentucky and Louisiana, which...

  • HOUSTON/ CALGARY, Alberta, May 24- Pipeline bottlenecks have vexed North American oil producers this year, but for companies making a little-known additive called drag-reducing agent, they have provided a veritable windfall. It is a tiny but booming business, accounting for about $500 million in global sales- half of that in the United States- but is growing about...

  • Sen. Chuck Schumer

    Senate Democrats narrowly won a vote on Wednesday to save so-called net neutrality rules that ensure unobstructed access to the internet.

  • That means hedge funds have been forced far from Wall Street to places like Springfield, Pennsylvania, or Murray, Kentucky, to find auditors, custodians and record-keepers, according to fund disclosures and executives. The usual safeguards "are either non-existent or shaky as of yet," said Nick Mitsiou of $55 billion asset manager LGT Capital Partners.

  • It was not immediately clear what current flow rates are, said Darius Kirkwood, a spokesman for the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The company in November shut down its 590,000- barrel-per-day Keystone pipeline, which links Alberta's oil sands to U.S. refineries, after a spill in South Dakota and was ordered later that month to...

  • It was not immediately clear what current flow rates are, said Darius Kirkwood, a spokesman for the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The company in November shut down its 590,000- barrel-per-day Keystone pipeline, which links Alberta's oil sands to U.S. refineries, after a spill in South Dakota and was ordered later that month to...

  • May 3- Pressure restrictions on TransCanada Corp's Keystone oil pipeline were lifted on May 1 in a letter issued by U.S. pipeline safety regulators, a spokesman for the agency told Reuters on Thursday. It was not immediately clear what current flow rates are, said Darius Kirkwood, a spokesman for U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.

  • May 3- Pressure restrictions on TransCanada Corp's Keystone oil pipeline was lifted on May 1 in a letter issued by U.S. pipeline safety regulators, a spokesman for the agency told Reuters on Thursday. It was not immediately clear what current rates are, said Darius Kirkwood, a spokesman for U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.