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Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars

Groups sue over Bakken crude oil shipments in older rail cars

SEATTLE — Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.

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Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

Court blocks pollution rules for Wyoming plants

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency can’t force several Wyoming power plants to install new pollution-control equipment while the state’s legal challenge to federal regulations plays out in court, an appeals court panel ruled Tuesday.

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Wyoming appeals Oregon's denial of coal port

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Wyoming is appealing Oregon’s recent decision to deny an application to build a coal terminal at the Port of Morrow, on the Columbia River.

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Curtis says jobs plan would boost small businesses

Curtis says jobs plan would boost small businesses

HELENA — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Curtis said Thursday that she wants to boost jobs and the economy by giving tax breaks to small businesses while ending them for corporations that send jobs overseas.

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5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

SEATTLE — Five people were arrested Tuesday after tying themselves to poles erected over the railroad tracks at a Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard in Everett that about a dozen demonstrators blocked to protest train shipments of oil and coal and proposed export terminals in the Northwest.

September 02, 2014 4:03 pm Photos

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Women launch line of stylish concealed-carry handbags

Women launch line of stylish concealed-carry handbags

Faith Kohler wears skinny jeans, ankle boots, chunky bracelets and cropped jackets. She wasn’t about to settle for a handbag that didn’t fit her style.

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Obamacare hit by ruling, but subsidies to continue

WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.

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First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

First of 3 fuselages removed from derailment site

MISSOULA — Boeing is deciding what to do with six new commercial airplane bodies that fell off a train in western Montana, including three that slid down a steep riverbank, a company spokeswoman said Monday.

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Zane Holdbrook

Zane Holdbrook

Zane Holdbrook’s livestock operation was developed through his studies at Rocky Mountain College. Ten students participated in the advanced entrepreneurial class, but only Holdbrook, 20, has received funding so far in the partnership with Yellowstone Bank.

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Zane Holdbrook's goat

Zane Holdbrook's goat

One of Zane Holdbrook’s goats grazes on pastureland near Boyd.

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Zane Holdbrook and goats

Zane Holdbrook and goats

Rocky Mountain College accounting student Zane Holdbrook talks about the class that helped him get a loan to boost his livestock business. Holdbrook raises sheep, goats and calves near Boyd.

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Zane Holdbrook feeds goats

Zane Holdbrook feeds goats

Holdbrook feeds his Nubian goats on pastureland east of Cooney Dam.

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Zane Holdbrook's sheep

Zane Holdbrook's sheep

Four of Holdbrook’s 36 Dorper sheep stand in spring pasture near Boyd. Holdbrook, a 20-year-old student at Rocky Mountain College, developed a plan to support his livestock venture in a new course for budding entrepreneurs.

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U.S. Sen. John Walsh talks with Jim Markel

U.S. Sen. John Walsh talks with Jim Markel

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, left, talks with Jim Markel of Red Oxx Manufacturing before a small business roundtable in Billings on Friday.

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U.S. Sen. John Walsh and his wife Janet

U.S. Sen. John Walsh and his wife Janet

U.S. Sen. John Walsh, right, and his wife, Janet, listen to small business owner Sidney “Chip” Fitzpatrick during a small business roundtable in Billings on Friday.

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Members of the business community gather

Members of the business community gather

Members of the business community gather for a small business roundtable hosted by U.S. Sen. John Walsh and his wife, Janet.

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High Plains Architects owners win SBA award

Two Billings business owners received recognition in the Small Business Administration’s 2014 Small Business Week Awards announced Tuesday.

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From the Editor: Experts say Rand Paul's business survival claims are off base

Anyone who ever hustled to boost sales, roll out new products and make payroll understands that starting a business can be a monumental challenge.

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Big Sky Economic Development: Human capital is greatest asset for most businesses

Big Sky Economic Development: Human capital is greatest asset for most businesses

Economist Larry Swanson projects that Billings is headed toward a 2 percent unemployment rate in the next year.  What does this mean for your business? If you’re like most businesses, you’re beginning to wonder how you will find employees in such a competitive environment. Now more than ever…

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Chamber News: We need your help in developing 'Chamber of the Future'

As Benjamin Franklin once said, “When you are done changing, you’re done.” Change should be embraced, and as a community we can lead the change we want to see.

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