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Ballot issue sought to block Iran investments

COLUMBUS — Treasurer Josh Mandel wants voters in Ohio and other states to back constitutional amendments to block tax money, pension investments and other public funds from going to companies that do business in Iran and other state sponsors of terrorism. Mandel, a Republican, is the national co-chairman of Defund Iran, a new organization formed in response to President Obama’s ...

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U.S. jobless claims off seven-month high; oil layoffs watched

WASHINGTON – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week from a seven-month high, pointing to continued improvement in labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted 307,000 for the week ended Jan. 17, the Labor Department said on Thursday. That reversed the bulk of the prior week’s ...

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Sun could replace fossil fuels in Independence and Sugar Creek

Solar energy farms, once considered too expensive to install despite their environmental appeal, soon may sprout in Sugar Creek and Independence. One would be operated by a private company, the other by a public city utility. Both would create clean energy in cities that have enduring carbon-based energy legacies. Independence, which has operated its own electric utility since 1901, long ...

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Fluke leads to 29 cent gas in Natchitoches

NATCHITOCHES, La. — Missouri currently has the cheapest gas prices going at $2.41 on average, but in Natchitoches, it was even cheaper. KSLA-TV reports lines backed up to the highway at a Chevron gas station Wednesday before the pricing problem was noticed. One lucky customer says he filled his truck up for about $3. All because it only cost 29 cents ...

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Revealed! The state with the lowest average gas prices

If I were to ask you which state currently has the lowest price per gallon of gas, which state would you say? Possibly somewhere in the Midwest? Maybe in the south? Well, guess no more. According to Gasbuddy.com, drumroll please! Congratulations, Missouri–at $2.77 a gallon–you are the state with the lowest average gas price in the country. Missouri is also ...

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Study: EPA carbon rules would save thousands of lives in Illinois and Missouri

A new study concludes that Missouri and Illinois would reap some of the largest public health benefits in the country from rules requiring utilities to cut back on carbon pollution. Researchers at Harvard, Boston and Syracuse universities found the two states could save thousands of lives from 2020 to 2030 if utilities implement carbon control measures at coal plants. Limiting ...

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Carbon captured from power plants potential key to future oil production

Chuck Raasch | The St. Louis Post-Dispatch WASHINGTON — A new $1 billion Texas project to capture carbon dioxide from a coal-burning power plant and use it to extract hard-to-get oil out of existing wells may be a breakthrough that a coalition of energy, technological and environmental interests has been looking for. If successful, the project could have a long-term ...

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ND pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater


MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near Mandaree leaked ...

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Crude oil tankers no longer traveling through St. Louis City limits

Valerie Schremp |  the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ST. LOUIS — Union Pacific railroad is no longer sending cars filled with especially volatile crude oil through the city of St. Louis, though tanker cars with residual oil and vapors are still traveling through, St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson told a group of concerned residents at a community meeting at the Carondelet ...

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