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Wyoming Coal Company Strikes Export Deal
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Wyoming mining company has signed an option agreement allowing it to ship up to 16 million tons of coal a year through a planned West Coast port. Cloud Peak Energy said Wednesday’s deal involving Washington state’s proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal will …
Budget Deal Sends Stocks Shooting Higher
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving sharply higher on Wall Street after lawmakers reached a last-minute budget agreement to avert sweeping tax increases and cuts to government spending programs. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 227 points at 13,331 shortly before midday Tuesday, the firs…
Despite Deal, Taxes To Rise For Most Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) — The tax package negotiated by President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans and passed by Congress will protect 99 percent of Americans from an income tax increase. But that doesn’t mean that most of them won’t see their taxes rise. In fact, the vast majority o…
Coal Deal Could Boost Exports
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Coal companies have settled a dispute over a Montana mine in a deal both sides say will boost Asian export prospects through a West Coast port. But the mine’s co-owner said Thursday those long-term plans won’t stop up to 75 layoffs early next year. That mo…
Genesee & Wyoming Plan $1.39B RailAmerica Deal
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — Genesee & Wyoming says it will buy fellow regional railroad operator RailAmerica for about $1.39 billion in cash. The Greenwich, Conn., company will pay $27.50 for each share of RailAmerica Inc., which is based in Jacksonville, Fla. The price represents a premium o…
Montana Company Announces $40M Oil Deal
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana oil and gas company say it is acquiring an Australian company’s U.S. subsidiary to increase production in the Bakken oil patch in a cash and stock deal worth an estimated $40 million. The deal combines Billings-based Voyager Oil and Gas, Inc. with a sub…
Wyo., Colo. Grocery Workers Ratify Contract Deal
DENVER (AP) — Unionized grocery store workers in Colorado and Wyoming have approved a two-year contract extension. The United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 7 represents 15,000 workers in the two states. It says the two-year deal, announced Wednesday, will allow its members to keep q…