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Is the U.S. Shale Boom Hitting a Bottleneck? 19.4.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
West Texas’ Permian basin, the oil field at the heart of the shale boom, is hitting its growth limits faster than anticipated, with big ramifications for profits and markets.
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Gulf Oil Sale No Turning Point for Offshore Drilling 22.3.2018 Wall St. Journal: Policy
A massive U.S. auction of oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico Wednesday garnered lukewarm interest from buyers, a poor omen for the Trump administration’s efforts to jump-start offshore exploration.
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Exxon to Spend $50 Billion in U.S. Over Next Five Years 30.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to spend $50 billion to expand its business in the U.S. in the next five years, investments that were “enhanced” by the American tax overhaul.
With Workplace Suicides Rising, Companies Plan for the Unthinkable 17.1.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
With instances of employees ending their lives at the office on the increase, companies are training managers to spot warning signs and cope with the aftermath.
Nevada Democrat Urged to Resign Following Sexual Harassment Allegation 2.12.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The chairman of the Democratic Party’s House campaign committee is calling for the resignation of one of the party’s up-and-coming young stars after allegations of sexual harassment were leveled against the Nevada freshman congressman.
New Mexico Sues Drugmakers, Distributors Over Opioid Crisis 8.9.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
New Mexico sued several major pharmaceutical companies and wholesale drug distributors on Thursday, arguing the corporations are partly to blame for rampant opioid addiction rates in the state.
Democrats Split on Abortion Strategy as They Look to Win Back Seats 13.8.2017 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The chairman of the Democratic party’s main campaign arm said the party wouldn’t rule out backing candidates who oppose abortion rights, sparking debate about the best strategy for winning back seats in the House.
U.S. stocks fall as GE shares drop and investors worry about Europe 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

U.S. stocks were falling Friday as General Electric stock dropped after the company's second-quarter report. Most other industries were also lower in mid-morning trading on Wall Street, including technology companies, which have soared during a 10-day winning streak. European stocks were sinking...

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Private Prison and Border Security Contractors Lobby Congress Over Trump's Border Wall 25.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Congress is facing the prospect of a government shutdown over Trump's demand for funding to start construction of a wall on the southern border. Lobbyists for private prison and border security companies have swarmed Capitol Hill as Trump initiated an immigration crackdown and called for billions more in enforcement spending. The border fence between USA and Mexico, seen from the Mexican side, where Mexico, New Mexico and Texas meet. (Photo: dawn paley / Flickr ) Lobbyists for federal contractors that provide border security and run private prisons have been busy since Trump initiated a brutal immigration crackdown and demanded that Congress provide funding for his wall on the southern border, a proposal that is currently threatening to send the government off a fiscal cliff. Consider GEO Group, a private prison company that runs jails for immigrants facing deportation. The company spent $350,000 on lobbying during the first quarter of 2017, more than it has ever spent over the same time frame, according ...
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Civilities: This transgender person wants to help you understand her experience 30.1.2017 Washington Post
Civilities: This transgender person wants to help you understand her experience
APNewsBreak: New Mexico OKs reopening troubled nuclear dump 23.12.2016 AP National
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico regulators have approved restarting normal operations at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, a major step for U.S. officials aiming to reopen the facility nearly three years after a radiation leak shut it down indefinitely....
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APNewsBreak: New Mexico OKs reopening troubled nuclear dump 23.12.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico regulators have approved restarting normal operations at the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository, a major step for U.S. officials aiming to reopen the facility nearly three years after a radiation leak shut it down indefinitely.
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No 'red flags' in nuclear dump inspection in N.M. 15.12.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Albuquerque • New Mexico inspectors did not uncover any red flags in their recent review of the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository as the facility prepares to reopen after a radiation leak, regulators said Wednesday. The state Environment Department’s team of inspectors focused on issues dating back to a 2014 fire involving one of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant’s mining trucks and the separate leak that contaminated much of the underground disposal area, forcing the dump’...
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New Mexico finds no 'red flags' in nuclear dump inspection 15.12.2016 Yahoo: Top Stories
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico inspectors did not uncover any red flags in their recent review of the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository as the facility prepares to reopen after a radiation leak, regulators said ...
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New Mexico finds no ‘red flags’ in nuclear dump inspection 15.12.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico inspectors did not uncover any red flags in their recent review of the federal government’s underground nuclear waste repository as the facility prepares to reopen after a radiation leak, regulators said Wednesday. The state Environment Department’s team of inspectors focused on issues dating back to a 2014 fire involving […]
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‘Angels’ left outside the home where 3 children fatally shot 8.12.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two days after police say a man who shot and killed three children and critically wounded their mother, neighbors placed angel figurines and stuffed animals outside the Albuquerque home. But few talked to reporters, and relatives of the children remain reluctant to disclose any information about the family as investigators work […]
Wildlife officials: Video captures possible 2nd jaguar in US 8.12.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

PHOENIX (AP) — A second wild jaguar may have been spotted in the United States. A photo taken Dec. 1 in a southern Arizona mountain range appears to show a new wild jaguar — an animal rarely seen in the country after its habitat was lost. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says a preliminary […]
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Omens, Harbingers And Bellwethers — A Guide To The Election 'Guides' 8.11.2016 NPR News
If the Washington Redskins win their last game before Election Day, the party in the White House wins another term. This has held since 1936. This year, the Redskins most recent game ended in a tie.
Former N.M. government official to lead oil industry group 4.9.2016 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – The former head of the New Mexico Environment Department was appointed Friday to lead an oil and gas group that represents producers around the state, a move that drew criticism from environmentalists concerned about a revolving door between government and industry.The New Mexico Oil and Gas Association announced...
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Private Prison Company Already Shopping Around New Mexico Prison That Doesn't Close Until October 11.8.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Last week, the country's second largest private prison company told its investors it had some bad news. The federal government had just decided to remove its prisoners from a prison the company owns, the Cibola County Corrections Center in rural western New Mexico. Come the end of September, the 1,200-bed prison now holding immigrants will sit empty. But Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) also told its shareholders not to worry. In a practice remarkably common in the mass incarceration era, the publicly traded corporation has already begun to, in their words, "actively market" the prison to potential "customers." For CCA, which made $222 million in profits last year, there's no value in an empty prison. In the Public Interest's new fact sheet , Private Prison Companies Encourage Mass Incarceration By Owning Facilities, describes how CCA and its competitor GEO Group seek out new prisoners once they lose contracts like the one at Cibola. By owning facilities--a combined 83 across the country--CCA and ...
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