- After 15 years, cleanup plan approved for contaminated town Updated: Feb-08-16 8:28 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted final approval Monday to a costly cleanup program for a Montana community where health officials say hundreds of people have been killed by asbestos poisoning.
- Utility reduces steep rate increase for Montana customers Updated: Feb-08-16 8:04 pm
BILLINGS, Montana - A utility serving 26,000 eastern Montana customers scaled back its proposal for a steep rate hike on Monday, just a day before the matter was scheduled to go before state regulators for a public hearing.
- Regulators hear arguments on grandfathering solar users Updated: Feb-08-16 7:42 pm
LAS VEGAS - Nevada regulators fielded hours of arguments Monday on whether existing rooftop solar customers should be grandfathered into lower rates instead of paying higher ones approved just before the new year.
- Alaska, Oregon lift suspension of insurance carrier Updated: Feb-08-16 7:35 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - Insurance regulators in Alaska and Oregon announced Monday that a company that had been suspended from offering health insurance policies in the states over concerns with its financial condition will be allowed to resume that business.
- Trial opens for Utah businessman at center of scandal Updated: Feb-08-16 5:00 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah businessman who made headlines as a helicopter-flying philanthropist before he became a key figure in an influence-peddling scandal that ensnared two former attorneys general went on trial for fraud on Monday, acting as his own attorney.
- Insider Q&A: Competing with cable's Internet offerings Updated: Feb-07-16 2:15 pm
NEW YORK - Chet Kanojia, the founder of startup TV service Aereo, has a new offering that could shake up the cable industry again. His new Internet service, Starry, would compete with cable companies in big cities.
- The Latest: Snyder: Disaster loans approved for Flint Updated: Feb-05-16 6:11 pm
FLINT, Michigan - The Latest on Flint's water emergency (all times local):
- EPA: Traces of contaminant found in 3 Colorado water systems Updated: Feb-05-16 5:35 pm
DENVER - Traces of widely used and potentially harmful chemicals have shown up in three drinking water systems in Colorado, prompting officials to shut down three wells and start looking for the source.
- New Mexico succeeds in legal fight to bar horse slaughter Updated: Feb-05-16 3:49 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - A court decision will prevent a horse slaughter operation from opening in New Mexico after the state's lengthy legal battle.
- Energy loans likely to cause further losses for big banks Updated: Feb-05-16 12:52 pm
NEW YORK - The nation's six largest banks have hit an oil slick.
- Skvarla pitches broadband, crowdfunding, venture capital Updated: Feb-04-16 6:35 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - North Carolina's commerce secretary says rural and small-town economies won't grow without access to high-speed Internet.
- TV deal means Las Vegas fans won't miss Super Bowl after all Updated: Feb-04-16 6:15 pm
LAS VEGAS - Las Vegas football fans won't miss the Super Bowl after all.
- Health care law makes tax season tougher for small companies Updated: Feb-03-16 1:49 pm
NEW YORK - As more requirements of the health care law take effect, income tax filing season becomes more complex for small businesses.
- Urban Outfitters squaring off against Navajo Nation in court Updated: Feb-02-16 5:21 pm
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - The Navajo Nation is seeking potentially millions of dollars from Urban Outfitters Inc. over clothing, jewelry and other merchandise bearing the tribe's name that the popular retailer has sold.
- Report: Port terminal doesn't meet efforts to curb emissions Updated: Feb-02-16 2:09 pm
LOS ANGELES - City officials are acknowledging for the second time in recent months that the Port of Los Angeles failed to meet requirements to reduce pollution at a shipping terminal.
- US Bank CEO on economy, interest rates, vanishing branches Updated: Feb-02-16 11:38 am
NEW YORK - Richard Davis, the chief executive of regional banking giant U.S. Bank, took his job at a terrible time: late 2006, just months before the housing bubble began to pop, which quickly led to the financial crisis and the Great Recession.
- Business official calls for tax reform, fewer regulations Updated: Feb-02-16 7:43 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina - The head of the National Association of Manufacturers says American lawmakers should worry more about reforming the nation's tax code and easing business regulations than about the economy in other nations.
- Trucks will move oil stored after California pipeline break Updated: Feb-01-16 6:48 pm
LOS ANGELES - Exxon Mobil Corp. won approval Monday for its plan to use trucks to move more than 17 million gallons of oil stranded in storage tanks after a California pipeline break in May.
- Regulators get input - sort of - on self-driving car rollout Updated: Jan-28-16 6:09 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - California regulators deciding how to permit the future rollout of self-driving cars were told Thursday by consumer advocates that their cautious approach was right on, and by companies developing the technology that the state's current course will delay deployment of vehicles that promise huge safety benefits.
- A coffee named 'Death Wish' wins a Super Bowl commercial Updated: Jan-28-16 1:55 pm
NEW YORK - A coffee with an edgy name and made by a small business is getting a commercial in Super Bowl 50.
- Cable-industry disruptor is back with new Internet service Updated: Jan-27-16 6:01 pm
NEW YORK - Cable's pricey Internet packages may get some competition from the founder of Aereo, whose first attempt to shake up the cable industry was quashed by the Supreme Court.
- Coal projects advance but won't be final under moratorium Updated: Jan-27-16 4:07 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - U.S. officials on Wednesday cleared the way for a review of two mining projects that would dig up 644 million tons of coal from public lands, despite a recent government moratorium halting federal coal sales.
- Panic is passÃ©: investors stay steady on retirement savings Updated: Jan-27-16 12:43 pm
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- Navajo lawmakers approve water rights settlement with Utah Updated: Jan-27-16 12:51 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - Lawmakers on the Navajo Nation approved legislation Tuesday to settle the tribe's claims to water in the upper Colorado River basin in Utah.
- Packed hearing for EPA proposal for coal-fired power plants Updated: Jan-26-16 6:08 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Hundreds of residents from central Utah communities that rely heavily on coal packed a public hearing Tuesday to show their opposition to a proposal requiring new pollution controls at the state's oldest coal-fired power plants.