By MATTHEW BROWNAssociated Press
ROUNDUP, Mont. (AP) - The big mining companies first came knocking on Ellen Pfister's door in the 1970s, ready to tap the huge coal deposits beneath her family's eastern Montana ranch.
Pfister and others successfully fended them off, and as the coal
By SCOTT MAYEROWITZAP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Who knew the calendar could cause so much vacation heartburn?
For the first time in five years Independence Day falls on a Wednesday, leaving travelers unsure when to celebrate and worrying those who make a
By EMERY P. DALESIOAP Business Writer
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina utilities regulators on Friday approved the long-planned takeover of Progress Energy by Duke Energy, clearing the last major hurdle to creating the largest American electric company.