Oil and gas industry

Attorney Dave Domina gestures as he questions Tony Palmer, TransCanada senior vice-president, unseen, who testified before the Nebraska Public Service Commission in Lincoln, Neb., Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. The Nebraska Public Service Commission is holding a five-day public hearing to decide whether to approve TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline which would transport oil from tar sands deposits in Alberta, Canada, across Montana and South Dakota to Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
August 07, 2017 - 6:22 pm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline and its allies faced a litany of tough questions Monday in front of a Nebraska commission that will decide whether to approve the project's final leg through the state. The Nebraska Public Service Commission hearing is the last major...
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Trader Edward Landi, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Stocks are little changed in early trading as technology companies rise and energy companies slip with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 07, 2017 - 2:54 pm
Technology companies nudged U.S. stock indexes slightly higher in afternoon trading Monday, outweighing losses in the energy and banking sectors. Investors were sizing up the latest company earnings and deal news. Oil prices headed lower. KEEPING SCORE: The Standard & Poor's 500 index was up 2...
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FILE - In this July 25, 2005 file photo, a sage grouse is seen near Fallon, Nev. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke says a new federal plan to protect the threatened sage grouse will better align with conservation efforts in 11 Western states where the bird lives. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison, File)
August 07, 2017 - 1:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department on Monday unveiled a plan to protect the threatened sage grouse that gives Western states where the bird lives flexibility for economic development. Miners, ranchers and some Western governors had argued Obama-era policies jeopardized logging and other...
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Trader Edward Landi, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Aug. 7, 2017. Stocks are little changed in early trading as technology companies rise and energy companies slip with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
August 07, 2017 - 11:28 am
U.S. stock indexes wavered between small gains and losses in morning trading Monday as investors sized up the latest company earnings and deal news. Gains in technology and consumer-focused companies were offsetting losses among energy and financial stocks. Oil headed lower. KEEPING SCORE: The...
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FILE - In this June 19, 1985 file photo, Texas Gov. Mark White gestures while speaking before the environment and public works in Washington. Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms, including the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes, has died, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. He was 77. (AP Photo/Lana Harris, File)
August 05, 2017 - 7:12 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Mark White, a Democrat who championed public education reforms that included the landmark "no-pass, no-play" policy for high school athletes, has died. He was 77. The former governor, who fought kidney cancer for years, died Saturday in Houston shortly after...
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Emergency personnel move away as a gas fire continues to burn following an explosion at Minnehaha Academy Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017, in Minneapolis. Several people are unaccounted for after an explosion and partial building collapse Wednesday at a Minneapolis school, fire officials said. (David Joles/Star Tribune via AP)
August 04, 2017 - 9:14 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Workers may have been moving a gas meter when an explosion tore through a Minneapolis school building this week, killing two people and injuring at least nine others, according to federal investigators. A team from the National Transportation Safety Board arrived in Minneapolis...
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FILE – In this Sept. 20, 2012 file photo, Ray Kemble, of Dimock, Pa., holds a jug of his well water on his head while marching with demonstrators against hydraulic fracturing outside a Marcellus Shale industry conference in Philadelphia. Federal government scientists are collecting water and air samples in the first week of August 2017 from about 25 homes in Dimock, Pa., a tiny, rural crossroads about 150 miles north of Philadelphia that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
August 03, 2017 - 8:56 pm
The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. Government scientists are collecting water and air samples this week from about 25 homes in Dimock,...
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FILE - This Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016, file photo shows the New York Stock Exchange at sunset, in lower Manhattan. U.S. stocks are rising Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, as retailers climb at the start of the post-Thanksgiving shopping period while energy companies rise as investors hope for a new deal that limits oil production. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
August 03, 2017 - 4:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Losses for energy and technology companies left most U.S. stocks lower on Thursday. Smaller companies fared worse as the dollar remained at 15-month lows. Energy companies weakened as the price of oil turned lower, and technology companies declined as Apple gave up a piece of its...
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August 03, 2017 - 12:07 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after 15 states sued him, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt backtracked on delaying Obama-era rules intended to reduce emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. Pruitt contended his agency was being more responsive than past administrations to states'...
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Emergency workers respond to an explosion at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Assistant Fire Chief Bryan Tyner said it appears the explosion may have been caused by a ruptured gas line, but that the investigation is ongoing. (Aaron Lavinsky/Star Tribune via AP)
August 03, 2017 - 9:32 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the partial school building collapse in Minneapolis that killed two, injured others (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board says it's sending investigators to a Minneapolis school where an explosion and partial building collapse killed...
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