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Officials: Spike in crime, human trafficking related to Bakken drilling

Officials: Spike in crime, human trafficking related to Bakken drilling

POPLAR — Tribal officials said Thursday that Eastern Montana’s Fort Peck Reservation is feeling the adverse effects of the nearby oil boom — without any of the economic gains.

August 28, 2014 8:13 pmLoading…

George F. Will: Building U.S. Navy with mission in mind

WASHINGTON — Russia's ongoing dismemberment of Ukraine and the Islamic State's erasing of Middle Eastern borders have distracted attention from the harassment of U.S. Navy aircraft by Chinese fighter jets over the South China Sea. Beijing calls this sea, and the Yellow and East China seas, t…

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E.J. Dionne: Democrats tout new health care benefits, not Obamacare

WASHINGTON — The Affordable Care Act was supposed to be a slam dunk issue for the Republicans in this fall’s elections. Karl Rove told us so in April, writing that “Obamacare is and will remain a political problem for Democrats.”

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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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David Ignatius: Time for Netanyahu to make peace

WASHINGTON — Now it’s Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s turn to show that he has the vision and leadership to build a durable cease-fire that could empower Palestinian moderates and begin building a pathway from the hell on earth that is Gaza.

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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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Product placement hitting viral YouTube videos

YouTube stars are borrowing an idea from Hollywood’s Golden Age: product placement.

August 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

August 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Debit overdraft fees often exceed cost of purchase

WASHINGTON — The fees that banks charge debit-card users who overdraw their accounts usually cost more than the items being bought.

August 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

August 03, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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.

August 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Company: Corrosion caused Wyoming oil pipe spill

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The owner of a pipeline that sprung a leak and spilled 25,000 gallons of crude oil that flowed more than two miles down a gulley in the Powder River Basin said Friday that internal corrosion was to blame.

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Simpson: E. Idaho sheep station will remain open

BOISE, Idaho — A sheep research facility that has operated for about a century on the Idaho-Montana border will remain open, Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho said.

July 17, 2014 5:01 pmLoading…
Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

Ukraine: 295 on Malaysia plane shot down over east

In this Nov. 15, 2012 photo, the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777-200 with tail number 9M-MRD _ the same aircraft that was shot down near the Ukraine Russia border on Thursday, July 17, 2014 _ takes off from Los Angeles International Airport. Ukraine said the passenger plane was shot down Thursd…

July 17, 2014 1:09 pmLoading…

David Ignatius: Obama's cautious policy on global challenges

WASHINGTON — In President Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same mistakes it did in Iraq and Afghanistan?

July 11, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Robert J. Samuelson: Highway Trust spending will shrink 30% if Congress does nothing

WASHINGTON — It's time for a primer on the Highway Trust Fund, which looms as the next battle in Congress' unending budget wars.

July 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Burger King sells 'Proud Whopper' in San Francisco

NEW YORK — Burger King is celebrating gay pride with a message on its Whopper wrappers.

July 06, 2014 12:15 amLoading…

Wait at Montana border crossing prompts concerns

KALISPELL — On a rainy Monday morning in late May, the line of vehicles stretched almost 2.5 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border south along U.S. 93 past Trapper’s Saloon near Eureka.

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4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

4 in 10 higher risk wells aren't inspected by feds

NEW CASTLE, Colo. — Four in 10 new oil and gas wells near national forests and fragile watersheds or otherwise identified as higher pollution risks escape federal inspection, unchecked by an agency struggling to keep pace with America’s drilling boom, according to an Associated Press review …

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