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  • Hogan's pick for natural resources secretary bows out

    Hogan's pick for natural resources secretary bows out
    Gov. Larry Hogan has lost a member of his cabinet, even before he could be nominated. Charles C. G. Evans Jr., whom Hogan had tapped to be secretary of natural resources, said Friday he has bowed out because he feared the rigors of managing the 1,300-...
  • GE posts improved 4Q results, led by strong showing from power, water and transportation units

    General Electric Co. posted higher revenue and net income for the fourth quarter, but was held back from even better results by a sputtering performance from its expanding oil and gas division. The company calmed investors by maintaining its guidance for...
  • US oil rig count drops another 4 percent

    DALLAS The number of oil rigs operating in the United States declined for the seventh straight week, as the dramatic fall in crude prices continues to shake U.S. producers. According to the oil field service company Baker Hughes, the U.S. oil rig count...
  • Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale

     Furniture firms shun flame retardants but some toxic couches still for sale
    New safety regulations allow upholstered furniture to be made without flame retardants, but consumers may find it difficult to tell whether a retailer's new couches and chairs are free of the toxic, ineffective chemicals. A handful of industry leaders...
  • Audit of Peoples Gas pipe replacement program hidden from public

    Audit of Peoples Gas pipe replacement program hidden from public
    An audit of a multibillion-dollar program to replace natural gas pipes in Chicago is being withheld from public scrutiny, raising the ire of consumer advocates and the Illinois attorney general's office. According to a motion filed Thursday by the...
  • A brighter future

    To hear President Barack Obama tell the story, as he did in Tuesday's State of the Union, his administration has America on the path to energy independence. "We believed we could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and protect our planet," he said,...
  • Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND, largest since oil boom began

    Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its kind in the state since the current energy boom began. The...
  • Bob Graham, Buddy Dyer: weekend guests

    Bob Graham, Buddy Dyer: weekend guests
    The guests and topics in local public-affairs programming this weekend: Bob Graham, the former Florida governor and U.S. senator, talks to "Metro Center Outlook" at 9 a.m. Sunday on WUCF-Channel 24. Diane Trees hosts. Graham discusses offshore oil...
  • Why are gas prices falling? Think China, not Saudi Arabia.

    Why are gas prices falling? Think China, not Saudi Arabia.
    Falling oil prices are a plot by Saudi Arabia to destroy the United States' emerging oil and gas industry and "probably a plot against West Texas, specifically." That's how University of Chicago economist Austan Goolsbee described the views of the...
  • Barriers set up, water being testing at North Dakota site of 3 million-gallon saltwater spill

    Earthen barriers have been set up across a creek and water was being tested Thursday around the site of a nearly 3 million-gallon leak of saltwater generated by oil drilling, the largest spill of its kind during North Dakota's current oil rush. The berms...
  • Lower Saucon passes resolution opposing PennEast gas pipeline

    That the PennEast Pipeline is not welcome in Lower Saucon Township was made clear Wednesday when council approved a resolution opposing the 108-mile natural gas line that would cut through the southern part of the township. The measure was met with some...