| Jun 19, 2013
SCRATCH the surface of the planet and the chances that hydrocarbons will spew forth appear to grow by the day. This week America's Energy Information Administration (EIA) released new estimates of the amount of gas in the world's shale beds. It reckons...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:05 AM
The year 2013 should be another strong one for agricultural equipment sales, thanks to a Jan. 1 change in the federal tax law, as well as overall strength in commodity markets and accumulated farm financial strength.
Tom Vandendriessche, a farmer and...
| May 30, 2013
| 6:08 AM
The price of oil fell below $93 a barrel Thursday amid concerns about global economic growth and as traders awaited the latest U.S. crude inventories data.
By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark oil for July delivery was down 46 cents to $92.67 a...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 5:38 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — At least gasoline should cost you less in 2013.
Hamburger, health care and taxes are all set to take a bigger bite out of the family budget this year. But drivers' annual gas bills are expected to drop for the first time in four...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:35 AM
Governor Sean Parnell's oil tax proposal would have an immediate negative fiscal impact of $900 million next year.
That's according to a fiscal not attached to his tax-cut plan, which was introduced in the Legislature on Wednesday.
The fiscal note...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:19 AM
The prepared text of Alaska Governor Sean Parnell's State of the State address, presented to the Alaska Legislature Wednesday evening in Juneau:
"Mr. President, Mr. Speaker, Lieutenant Governor, former Governor Sheffield, distinguished guests, and...
| May 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Remember the 1980s? It was to be the decade of Japanese dominance. A post-Jimmy Carter America would be unable to compete with the efficient Japanese jobs machine. Aging technology, lazy management and high-cost labor would ensure America's rapid demise...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 2:52 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A sharp decline in the price of oil this month is making gasoline cheaper at a time of year when it typically gets more expensive. It's a relief to motorists and business owners and a positive development for the economy.
| Apr 25, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. said Thursday that energy prices will rise $6 a month for the typical residential electricity customer who doesn't use an outside power supplier, the first jump in energy prices in four years.
That rise in costs, running...
| Apr 14, 2013
Sandra Smith was starting her first day as a sales trader in Chicago.
Leaving her second post-college job at a hedge fund in New York, she was back in the city where she grew up and where several members of her family had worked in the financial trading...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 4:40 PM
A craze for "noynoying" is annoying leaders in the Philippines as activists photograph themselves lazing around with bored expressions -- a dig at President Benigno Aquino III for supposedly doing too little....