Unemployment rates fell in 23 US states in April

...states posted job losses.The drag from lower oil prices that has triggered sharp cutbacks in oil drilling was evident in some states. Texas added...a year earlier in part because of layoffs by oil drillers.Nevada had the highest unemployment...

Costa Pleicones become South Carolina's first new chief justice in 15 years

...in ceremony after he officially takes office on Jan. 1. He said he is still trying to get used to the trappings of his new position, like a formal oil painting."An 8-by-10 blow-up of a selfie would have been OK by me," he said.

As US oil production soars, so do pipeline accidents

The oil pipeline leak that fouled a stretch of California...the nation's infrastructure: As U.S. oil production has soared, so has the number of...the annual number of significant accidents on oil and petroleum pipelines has shot up by almost...

Media CEOs dominate ranks of top-paid executives

...Among other findings:<0x2014> The industry with the biggest pay increase was basic materials, which includes oil, mining and chemical companies. Median pay at these companies rose by 15 percent last year. Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson...

Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted

...Taco Bell says it will take out artificial colors, artificial flavors, high-fructose corn syrup and unsustainable palm oil from its food by the end of 2015. It says artificial preservatives will be removed "where possible" by 2017. The moves do...

Cheaper oil not aiding US economy

...start of the year, it was this: Plunging oil prices would boost the U.S. economy...03, the lowest in five years.Cheaper oil and gas had been expected to turbocharge...damage caused by cutbacks in the U.S. oil patch.It turns out that the economic effects...

Protester gets off Shell ship with Coast Guard's help

...protesters who affixed themselves to an Arctic oil-drilling support ship parked north of...attention to climate change and the risks an oil spill could pose in the remote waters off...strong safeguards to protect against an oil spill.Fuller said he didn't have a...

Woman protesting drilling leaves Shell ship in Washington harbor after hanging on since Friday

...of Royal Dutch Shell's plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean ended her dayslong protest...protest against Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Chukchi Sea off northwestern Alaska. The oil company's proposal also has drawn large protests...

Guidance sought on oil pipeline in SC

...through eminent domain in order to build an oil pipeline.Their question comes as North...1 billion pipeline that would transport oil from Belton S.C., to terminals in North...applied only to natural gas pipelines or oil pipelines as well.If oil pipelines are...

More than 7 decades after Pearl Harbor, remains from USS Oklahoma could be ID'd with new tests

...proposed identifications for 27 of the unknowns were disapproved, all the remains were re-interred at the Punchbowl.Soaked in oil and exposed to the elements for two years, the remains were bundled in military blankets and placed into caskets.Many gravesites...