• North Dakota oil expo comes amid trouble times for industry

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s oil expo and conference kicks off at a troubled time for the industry, with depressed prices and a drop in drilling activity that has hurt both oil companies and oil-producing states like this one. The three-day Williston Basin Petroleum Conference and Expo starts Tuesday in Bismarck with a theme of “Bakken Forward,” featuring seminars and talks aimed at making it through the rough patch. The event closes with an address by Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump.

  • US rig count drops 2 this week to 404, another all-time low

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by two this week to 404, another all-time low amid low energy prices.

  • New Hampshire a big step closer to getting $236M from Exxon

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire is a big step closer to getting a $236 million judgment after the U.S. Supreme Court said this week it wouldn’t hear Exxon Mobil’s appeal regarding its use of a gasoline additive that contaminated groundwater in the state.

  • This Oct. 2, 2014, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. Global stock markets recovered their poise Friday, May 20, 2016, in the wake of sizeable falls triggered by the U.S. Federal Reserve's surprise indication that it could raise interest rates in June. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Stocks move higher, led by technology and banks

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks rose on Friday in a modest but broad rally that erased much of the losses from earlier in the week when investors had sold over fears of rising interest rates.