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North Dakota taxable sales, purchase drop 19 percent in 2015

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota Tax Department records show the state’s economy slowed last year due to low crop prices and a sustained oil industry slump. North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases are a key indicator of economic activity in the state. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger (RAW’-shun-bur-gur) says North Dakota’s taxable sales and purchases decreased nearly 19 percent in ...

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Asian stocks lifted by optimism on oil prices, Wall Street

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks logged solid gains Wednesday, cheered by a rally on Wall Street, although oil prices erased some of the recent big gains that had relieved among global investors. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 added 2.6 percent to 16,341.01 in morning trading. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng gained 2.3 percent to 20,970.31, while the Shanghai Composite index ...

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Minnesota regulators set 12 public meetings on oil pipelines

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota regulators plan a dozen public meetings on Enbridge Energy’s proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline across northern Minnesota and its plan to replace its Line 3 pipeline. The meetings will deal with the scope of an upcoming environmental review. Sandpiper would carry North Dakota light crude to Enbridge’s terminal in Superior, Wisconsin, while the Line 3 ...

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This day in history – Tuesday, April 12

Today is Tuesday, April 12, the 103rd day of 2016. There are 263 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1545 – France’s King Francis I orders massacre of Vaudois Protestants. 1606 – Great Britain adopts the Union Jack. 1815 – Austria declares war on Joachim Murat, King of Naples, for occupying Rome. 1850 – French ...

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Another small earthquake recorded in Oklahoma by USGS

Several earthquakes recorded in Oklahoma

MOORELAND, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has recorded another small earthquake in Oklahoma. The USGS recorded a 3.2 magnitude quake 13 miles northeast of Mooreland at 11:24 a.m. Sunday. The area is about 115 miles northwest of Oklahoma City. No injuries or damage are reported. Geologists say damage is not likely in quakes below magnitude 4.0. The quake ...

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