Dec 10, 2012 Trains haul fracking supplies into the region and haul oil out of it. The oil boom comes at a good time: the railroads' mainstay, coal, is in a slump.
Dec 10, 2012 There's an oil and gas boom in North America thanks to an innovation known as hydraulic fracturing that extracts natural gas and oil from shale rock deep underground. Here's how it works.
Dec 5, 2012 A year after her husband moved to North Dakota's oil fields from their home in Missouri, Shannon Atwell picked up her four boys and joined him.
Dec 5, 2012 A deal has been reached to end an eight day strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, which handle almost half of all the cargo that arrives by sea in this country.
Dec 5, 2012 Richard Karpe had his first roughneck job at age 11, on a rig run by his stepfather. He talks about the roughneck life and its hazards.
Dec 4, 2012 The disease could wipe out a third of Britain's forest, and landowners and tree growers could lose tens of millions.
Nov 29, 2012 The U.S. Census Bureau today released a burst of data on who works in which profession and where. We plucked out a few interesting facts from the release.
Nov 29, 2012 Consumer confidence at a five-year high according to new data this week. But what exactly makes us so confident?
Nov 29, 2012 Though the latest GDP numbers are up and jobless claims are down, the economic details tell a gloomier story.
Nov 28, 2012 The ban means BP will not be able to receive government contracts, loans or grants -- at least for a while.