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Attorney general files royalties lawsuit against Chesapeake Energy

Chesapeake Energy Corporation's 50 acre campus is seen in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, April 17, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Sisney

The state attorney general has filed a lawsuit that seeks millions of dollars in restitution from Chesapeake Energy Corp. after the company allegedly underpaid gas royalties to landowners. Attorney General Kathleen Kane alleged the company “engaged in deceptive conduct in securing fracking leases” from landowners in the state “as part of a rush to lock up acreage in the Marcellus ...

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Southwest Airlines saw ‘unusual’ discounting by rivals in November: CEO

NEW YORK – Southwest Airlines Co <LUV.N> saw a lot of “unusual” discounting by larger U.S. rivals after bookings were lower than expected for last-minute travel around Thanksgiving, Chief Executive Gary Kelly told reporters in New York Thursday. The cheaper fares prompted the budget airline on Tuesday to lower its forecast for revenue per available seat mile in the fourth ...

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China to introduce tough emissions controls for ships

Shipping containers are seen on a ship docked at a port in Rizhao, Shandong province, China, December 6, 2015. REUTERS/Stringer

BEIJING/SINGAPORE– China will introduce tough controls on ship emissions at three key port areas from January to reduce sulfur dioxide which results in acid rain, causing respiratory difficulties and sometimes premature death, said the Ministry of Transport. If strictly implemented the move would force oil suppliers to increase the supply of cleaner marine fuel, industry experts said. The ministry gave ...

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Exhibit on Darr Mine disaster set to open

An exhibit on the Darr Mine Disaster will be held Dec. 12 to 19 at Fells United Methodist Church, 800 Fellsburg Road in Rostraver. The event is sponsored by the Rostraver Historical Society. The exhibit will be open 2 to 9 p.m. daily. To kick off the exhibit, opening remarks will be delivered by event chairmen Steve Gluz, who was ...

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Weak U.S. inventories seen weighing on fourth quarter growth

Shoppers wait to pay in Costco in Fairfax, Virginia, January 7, 2010. REUTERS/Larry Downing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. wholesale inventories fell in October as businesses stepped up efforts to reduce stockpiles of unsold merchandise, suggesting inventories would again be a drag on growth in the fourth quarter. The Commerce Department said on Wednesday wholesale inventories slipped 0.1 percent as stocks of both durable and nondurable goods fell. September inventories were revised down to show ...

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Millennials hands-on when giving to charity

One week ago, on the national day of philanthropy known as Giving Tuesday, about 100 employees of Findlay-based Dick’s Sporting Goods showed up at the Sarah Heinz House on the North Side to clean, paint and decorate for the holidays. While millions of people worldwide marked Giving Tuesday by making online donations to charities, the group from Dick’s — many ...

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Alabama Power moving on environmental regulations

Alabama Power staff said Tuesday regulations had helped make major cuts in two pollutants since 1996 and plans are to move ahead with closing ponds used to store ash residue from burning coal. At the same time, the staffers told a Public Service Commission administrative law judge that they were working to implement technology to meet new mercury pollution standards, ...

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UL listed control panels are an essential asset for manufacturers looking for turnkey services

The evolution of problem solving “black rhinos” If you want to succeed in business, you have to think like a rhinoceros. At least that’s Scott Alexander’s theory in his book, Rhinoceros Success, targeted at aspiring entrepreneurs. The book was self-published in the 1980’s and divided the world into two groups – rhinos and cows. According to Alexander, “I realized the ...

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