• US consumers should feel muted impact from rising oil price

    In this Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, Leon Balagula changes the price for the gasoline at his Sunoco station in the early morning, in Fort Lee, N.J. OPEC’s decision on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers is likely to be more modest and gradual. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

    DALLAS (AP) — OPEC’s decision to cut production gave an immediate boost to oil prices, but the impact on consumers and the U.S. economy is likely to be more modest and gradual.

  • US officials will review status of lesser prairie chicken

    FILE- In this April 7, 1999, file photo, a male lesser prairie chicken climbs a sage limb to rise above the others at a breeding area near Follett, Texas. The lesser prairie chicken was removed from the threatened and endangered species list earlier this year following court rulings in Texas and a decision by government lawyers not to pursue an appeal. However, federal wildlife officials on Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, agreed to reconsider the status of a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains as environmentalists fight to return the bird to the list of protected species. (David Crenshaw  /Tulsa World via AP, File)

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials on Tuesday agreed to reconsider the status of a grouse found in pockets across the Great Plains as environmentalists fight to return the bird to the list of protected species.

  • New Mexico electric utility to seek another rate increase

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s largest electric provider will be asking state regulators to consider another rate increase for customers in December.