• Trump’s budget renews debate on Arctic refuge oil drilling

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — President Donald Trump’s plan to help balance the federal budget features a new attempt to open the coastal plain of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to petroleum drilling.

  • US stock indexes slip after push to record highs

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks made the tiniest of gains Friday as media companies and sellers of beauty products and food ticked higher. Major indexes added to their winning streak and record highs.

  • Retailers help US stocks toward records on 6th day of gains

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks climbed for the sixth day in a row Thursday as strong first-quarter results from retailers like Best Buy and PVH led indexes to record highs. That offset weakness in energy stocks caused by a plunge in oil prices.

  • US stocks extend rally to fifth day as tech companies rise

    Shares in Asia are higher after an overnight advance on Wall Street spurred by the latest meeting minutes from the Federal Reserve.

  • Xcel completes $5.6M project to boost capacity near Hobbs

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Xcel Energy says it has completed a $5.6 million project to boost electric capacity in one stretch of southeastern New Mexico.

  • Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves: