A freighter carrying coal has been freed after running aground in the Detroit River.
A federal judge dismissed a notice from the U.S. Secretary of Labor finding that a Patriot Coal subsidiary displayed a "pattern of violations" in its operations.
Oil prices sank to four-year lows on Tuesday following reports Saudi Arabia, OPEC's largest oil producer, is cutting its prices for customers in the U.S.
Orders to U.S. factories declined in September, dragged by falling demand in the volatile aircraft category.
Chevron, ExxonMobil and other oil companies have donated about $7 million to try to defeat the fracking bans. These measures would ban not only fracking but one of the most commonly used drilling methods in the state - steam injection. None of the three counties currently are known to host onshore fracking, which has led some to argue that the vote is no more necessary than banning ice-fishing.
The agency acknowledges that there is a 75 percent chance that one or more large oil spills of 42,000 gallons or more could occur if leases are developed. A supplemental review assumes an extraction of 4.3 billion barrels over the life of the leases.
Judge Janice Clark's decision came a day after two of the smaller players in the suit agreed to a settlement with the New Orleans-area board, which entailed a $50,000 payment for the two Texas companies.
Scores of cities in other states have considered similar bans over health and environmental concerns. But the proposal in Denton is a litmus test on whether any community in Texas — the nation's biggest oil and gas producer — can rebuff the industry and still thrive.
The Pebble Mine project that is on Tuesday's ballot embodies the paradoxes of Alaska politics, starting with the unlikely trio of conservatives who put the issue on the map about seven years ago.
The United States has been recovering steadily as China's economy has weakened. China was growing at a double-digit pace in 2010, when the U.S. was still struggling to escape the recession. Now, the U.S. economy has expanded at a four percent annual pace over the past six months.
While the 1,300-plus wells currently on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation produce roughly a third of North Dakota's daily output, the tribe only receives a fraction of money generated through royalties and a tax-sharing agreement with the state. That's why the four new wells will be important, say tribal councilmen.
The United States exported its highest level of crude oil in 57 years, and since April, crude exports have included modest amounts of Canadian-produced barrels that were moved through the United States and then re-exported to Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Singapore.
The decision to locate the plant in Augusta is a demonstration of the close working relationship between DSM and the State of Georgia. Construction is scheduled to start in Q1 2015 with completion targeted for mid-2016.
A specialized mine rescue team, as well as other searchers, are working at the scene. Antioquia Gov. Sergio Fajardo says it is likely to take three days to reach the men in a "very complicated" rescue operation.
The solid increase suggests consumers largely dismissed concerns about slowing global growth and have ignored the sharp swings in financial markets earlier this month. Instead, greater hiring and lower gas prices are boosting their outlook.