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Georgia company opening oilfield waste facility

CASPER, Wyo. — A Georgia company plans to open a facility in the Powder River Basin that will separate water from oil produced by the area's proliferating oil wells.

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Wyoming gets $605K grant to fight chronic diseases

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming will receive a $605,000 federal grant this fiscal year to strengthen the state's program for fighting chronic diseases.

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Follow these tips for 40 Under Forty nominations

Follow these tips for 40 Under Forty nominations

October is always a busy time at Billings Business because it represents the monthlong nomination period for the annual 40 Under Forty awards.

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Canadian company proposes rare earths mine in WY

CASPER, Wyo. — A Canadian company has proposed a rare earths mineral mine in northeastern Wyoming.

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UW gets $4.25 million grant to explore wind energy

LARAMIE, Wyo. — The U.S. Energy Department has awarded a $4.25 million grant to the University of Wyoming for wind energy research.

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Luxury car maker Cadillac relocates to desirable NYC address

Luxury car maker Cadillac relocates to desirable NYC address

DETROIT — Cadillac wants a jolt from the city that never sleeps.

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Middle-class economic squeeze

Middle-class economic squeeze

Jason Prosser picks up his son Zachary, 3, from day care, in SeaTac, Wash. Prosser and his wife are one of many middle-class couples struggling with rising costs for critical services such as health care and housing. At the same time, their income has been stagnant for the past three years.

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US middle class feeling tighter economic squeeze

US middle class feeling tighter economic squeeze

WASHINGTON — Three years ago, Jason Prosser was stunned to discover the cost of child care for his newborn son — so much so that he and his wife postponed having a second child.

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Businesses, investors pressing for green policy from world leaders

NEW YORK — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute.

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Visa software tackles fraud at gas pump

Unattended gasoline pumps are a favorite place for crooks to test stolen or counterfeit credit cards before going on a shopping spree.

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Airline profits up 64 percent

The airline industry strategy of packing cabins to record levels, charging fees for bags, food and entertainment and merging to reduce competition continues to pay off.

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Challenges face McDonald’s as food-food giant endures slump

McDonald’s probably won’t be sorry to see 2014 come to a close.

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Soil in hand

Soil in hand

Adding compost to the garden or yard now, in the fall, gives the micro-organisms the winter months to "work their magic" and results in a healthier yard and garden next spring, noted Byce Glen of Rocky Mountain Compost.

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Study: Quake-drilling correlation near Bairoil

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A Wyoming State Geological Survey report finds no correlation in Wyoming between earthquakes and wells the petroleum industry and others use to inject substances underground, with one exception: Several small quakes have been occurring in and near a pair of remote oil fields.

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Wyoming's oil boom makes hotel rooms scarce

CASPER, Wyo. — Oilfield workers are packing Wyoming's hotels and staying there longer as the state's oil and gas development grows.

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Days of the milkman aren't bygone in Wyoming

Days of the milkman aren't bygone in Wyoming

SHERIDAN, Wyo. — In much of the nation, it’s been a couple generations since those “remember when” days of the milkman bringing fresh milk to the door in glass jars, but a milkman in northeast Wyoming has resurrected those bygone days for more than 125 families in the area.

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NPS approves Lamar Ranch improvement plan

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — The National Park Service has approved a plan to make infrastructure improvements at the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch in Yellowstone National Park.

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2014 already a nasty year for Wyoming oil spills

2014 already a nasty year for Wyoming oil spills

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — An oil boom in Wyoming has a filthy side effect: A string of accidents from a remote gulley in the Powder River Basin to a refinery in downtown Cheyenne already has made this year the state’s worst for oil spills since at least 2009, state records show.

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Group: State should increase drilling setbacks

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A landowners’ group is calling on Wyoming oil and gas regulators to strengthen proposed rules to increase the minimum distance between drilling rigs and dwellings.

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Wyoming school district coalition grows

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Two more school districts have joined a coalition that says the state Legislature has shortchanged Wyoming K-12 funding by $151 million in recent years by failing to keep up with inflation.

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