| Jun 5, 2012
| 7:56 AM
A daylong conference on oil and gas activity in parts of western and south-central Kansas will be held June 19 in Dodge City.
The Kansas Department of Commerce says the region was considered to have been tapped out by vertical drilling. But the agency...
| May 25, 2012
| 10:58 AM
NEW YORK (AP) — Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs.
The head of a typical public company made $9.6 million in 2011, according to an analysis by The Associated Press using data from Equilar, an executive...
| May 1, 2012
| 11:51 AM
Country superstar Carrie Underwood has announced tour dates for her fall North American "The Blown Away Tour."
Her tour will include Michigan shows at Van Andel Arena on November 15 in Grand Rapids and The Palace of Auburn Hills on November 25 near...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 5:34 AM
Between the buttes and rolling terrain of the Gypsum Hills in south-central Kansas, a massive drilling rig grinds deep into the earth, seeking to reach the oil-rich Mississippian Lime formation buried some 5,000 feet deep. Just beyond the rig, Robert...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 4:38 PM
Bad things happen in threes, or that's the way it must have felt this past week for the gas-drilling people and their devoted sycophants in Harrisburg.
First, the March 1 edition of Rolling Stone, a liberal magazine with a circulation of 1.5 million, had...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:35 AM
The Lakers got run off the court by the Oklahoma City Thunder in a 100-85 loss on Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder had 21 fastbreak points, the Lakers only had six. The Lakers' two All-Stars, Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant, never found their...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 9:36 PM
The Lakers are trying to win their last game before the All-Star break, but they're not succeeding at halftime. The Lakers trail Oklahoma City, 46-43, after a remarkably bad last-second sequence for the visitors Thursday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Three things to watch in Lakers-Oklahoma City matchup...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 5:48 AM
CHARLEVOIX — A Northern Michigan judge sided with property owners in a legal dispute centered around the region’s oil and gas boom two summers ago.
Charlevoix County Circuit Judge Richard Pajtas on Jan. 31 denied a request by Western Land...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 10:02 PM
When it comes to big money in politics, Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons' influence has long been apparent in Texas, where he has plowed more than $1 million into Rick Perry's gubernatorial campaigns.
Now Simmons has found a new outlet for his outsize...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:48 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Natural gas prices are rebounding from 10-year lows as producers cut back and colder weather forces homeowners to turn up the heat.
The price of natural gas futures rose Tuesday for the third straight trading day, adding 2 cents at...