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Judge rejects Montana Senate leader's conspiracy claims

Judge rejects Montana Senate leader's conspiracy claims

HELENA — A Helena judge has dismissed claims by the Montana Senate majority leader that the governor, a state senator and two commissioners of political practices conspired to drive him out of office.

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Head of securities firm sentenced for fraud

BOISE, Idaho — The president of a failed southwest Idaho property-management company has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for defrauding investors.

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In anticipating EPA plan, states can follow examples of neighbors

While debate rages on about the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan aimed at reducing greenhouse gas pollution from existing U.S. power plants, it’s important to take a look at what is already working around the country from the standpoint of clean energy deployment.

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Target signs legal brief backing gay marriage

Target Corp. has for the first time come out publicly in support of gay marriage, as a growing number of high-profile businesses take positions on the divisive issue.

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Target taps Cornell of PepsiCo as CEO, chairman

Target taps Cornell of PepsiCo as CEO, chairman

Target Corp. has named Brian Cornell, a senior executive at PepsiCo Inc., to be its new chief executive, becoming the first outsider to lead the nation’s fourth-largest retailer.

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Buffalo Wild Wings profit got a boost from World Cup, NHL, NBA

The World Cup and a busy sports season that included the NBA and NHL playoffs helped Buffalo Wild Wings’ results once again beat analysts’ expectations.

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Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

DETROIT — The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of “good” in new frontal crash tests.

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Exxon profit surges, but production slips

NEW YORK — Exxon Mobil’s net income rose 28 percent in the second quarter on a sale of Asian assets and higher oil prices, but oil and gas production slipped a disappointing 6 percent.

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Chevron 2Q profit up on asset sales, oil prices

NEW YORK — Chevron Corp. earnings rose 5.6 percent in the second quarter on asset sales and higher global oil prices, though oil and gas production slipped slightly.

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Ur-Energy: 8.8M pounds of uranium at Wyoming site

RAWLINS, Wyo. — A Colorado mining company says it has identified more than 8.8 million pounds of uranium at a site it recently acquired in Wyoming's Shirley Basin.

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8 Mountain West bank branches closing

First Interstate BancSystem Inc. plans to close eight Mountain West Bank branches in Montana when the companies complete their merger in October, the bank announced.

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E.J. Dionne: Why Paul Ryan should love Americorps

E.J. Dionne: Why Paul Ryan should love Americorps

WASHINGTON — We are at a point where we will soon have vicious ideological debates over motherhood and apple pie.

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Simplifying taxes fastest way to grow our economy

NEW YORK — The modern income tax was passed 100 years ago on a simple premise — it would apply only to the top one-half of 1 percent of the population and it would be easy to fill out — just one page.

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Researchers test possibility of canola as biofuel

Researchers test possibility of canola as biofuel

MANDAN, N.D. — North Dakota canola could become a fuel source for military and commercial jets.

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Severance agreements: Suit against CVS could be test case

CHICAGO — When corporate America downsizes, the pink slips usually come with a lot of fine print.

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Great Lakes Airlines to leave North Dakota

Great Lakes Airlines to leave North Dakota

BISMARCK, N.D. — Great Lakes Airlines will be leaving North Dakota by the end of the month after serving the state for more than two decades.

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Guest opinion: Snowden’s action protected democracy

WASHINGTON — Edward Snowden is a courageous American hero and will be remembered as one long after the “war on terror” is replaced by some other pretext for violating Americans’ constitutional rights and the rest of the world’s national sovereignty, privacy and, sometimes, security.

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Guest opinion: When it comes to health care, IRS should be IRX

WASHINGTON — The scandal-plagued Internal Revenue Service is “overtaxed” in its new role as the key enforcement agency for Obamacare.

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Making sense of office life

Making sense of office life

Delta Air Lines president Edward H. Bastian had good news for analysts gathered for a recent industry conference sponsored by JPMorgan.

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Guest opinion: Costly, outdated Farm Bill requires major reforms

Congress is once again taking up the farm bill — and continuing to treat agriculture like it was 1933, not 2013. The result: billions of taxpayer dollars going to waste.

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