Top News & Analysis West Virginia

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to find that the federal government had authority to grant a right of way for a proposed $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia. Environmental groups including the Sierra Club and Southern Environmental Law Center had...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to find that the federal government had authority to grant a right of way for a proposed $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia. Environmental groups including the Sierra Club and Southern Environmental Law Center had...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 24- A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday seemed inclined to find that the federal government had authority to grant a right of way for a proposed $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline to cross under the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia. The nine justices heard a one-hour argument in appeals brought by Dominion Energy Inc and...

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    "I feel like I can have the greatest impact right in my own backyard."

  • LONDON, Feb 12- The world's big oil trading firms are investing heavily in environmentally-friendly projects as they face increasing pressure from investors, governments, activists and financiers to find a sustainable business model. *Bought ethanol plant in South Bend, Indiana in 2018 that produces 100 million gallons per year. *Waste oils plant in...

  • WILMINGTON, Del, Dec 3- Local governments in regions hard hit by the U.S. opioid epidemic have opted out of massive litigation taking aim at the drug industry over the crisis, potentially weakening a novel legal mechanism created to help settle thousands of lawsuits. However, the 541 local governments that opted out included Florida's Palm Beach County and...

  • Attorney's office in the Eastern District of New York as part of the investigation: drugmakers Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, Mallinckrodt Plc, Johnson& Johnson and Amneal Pharmaceuticals Inc, and distributor McKesson Corp, regulatory filings showed. Attorney's office for the Eastern District of New York declined to comment. The company said in...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 6- Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell joined a bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday in introducing a bill to secure the pensions for nearly 90,000 retired coal miners as a recent wave of coal company bankruptcies threatens the solvency of the federal pension fund. The Bipartisan American Miners Act, co-sponsored by McConnell, of...

  • The company will be able to leverage a strong base in Asia through Upjohn, headquartered in China, a prime market for well-known older brands such as Pfizer's cholesterol drug Lipitor and erectile dysfunction treatment Viagra. "This merger will solve nothing," said Cowen and Co analyst Ken Cacciatore, adding that the Pfizer deal will not halt the problem of "...

  • Senator Mitt Romney, a Republican from Utah, listens during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing regarding Iran-U.S. relations on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

    "In my view, it's time for me to stay silent on impeachment until the process is complete," the Utah Republican senator says.

  • Oct 29- Murray Energy Corp, one of the largest privately-held U.S. coal miners, whose founder is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, became the latest in a string of coal companies to file for bankruptcy on Tuesday as generators shift to cleaner-burning natural gas and renewable energy. As part of a restructuring, founder Robert Murray, a Trump ally...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 28- Major automakers are siding with the Trump administration in its bid to bar California from setting its own fuel efficiency rules or zero-emission requirements for vehicles, the companies said in a filing with a U.S. appeals court late on Monday. The move by firms including General Motors Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Hyundai Motor Co, and Fiat...

  • BREXIT: NIKKI DA COSTA, A TOP ADVISOR TO UK PM BORIS JOHNSON, QUITS- SUN REPORTER.

  • The delays have caused the two giant gas pipelines- Dominion Energy Inc's Atlantic Coast and EQM Midstream Partners LP's Mountain Valley- to increase their cost estimates by hundreds of millions of dollars, according to the companies. The Atlantic Coast pipeline may never be completed unless the U.S. Supreme Court overturns a lower-court decision blocking...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 4- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear an appeal by Dominion Energy Inc and President Donald Trump's administration of a lower court ruling that halted construction on a $7.5 billion natural gas pipeline due to run underneath a section of the popular Appalachian Trail in rural Virginia. Environmental groups had sued to stop the...

  • Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden was called out during a climate change forum on Wednesday for planning to attend a fundraiser hosted by the co-founder of a natural gas export company, after he had pledged not to take fossil-fuel company money. The exchange highlighted the political tensions involved in trying to lead the country off oil, coal...

  • Gov. Jim Justice delivers his first State of the State speech on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Charleston, West Virginia.

    West Virginia Governor Jim Justice switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican in 2017. He joins "Squawk Box" to discuss the latest news out of the 2020 Democratic primaries and President Trump's trade agenda.

  • Railroad tracks leading into the historic train depot in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    By the numbers, these are America's worst states for business, according to a 2019 CNBC ranking released today. They received low marks for the quality of their workforce, business-friendliness, education and economic growth.

  • U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and Xi Jinping (R) , China's president, shake hands during a news conference at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017.

    A proposal hastily assembled without assessments of national security or geopolitical risks is unfulfilled two years later.

  • June 19- Apple Inc and Best Buy Co Inc said on Wednesday that they have extended a partnership that will allow the Minneapolis- based retailer's technicians fix iPhones at any Best Buy store in the United States. Apple also carries out repairs at its stores, but there are several U.S. states- including Vermont, West Virginia, both Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming- with no...