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CASPER — For workers in Wyoming’s mining industries, the COVID-19 pandemic has been brutal.

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ROCK SPRINGS – Meet your neighbor Leslie Price, manager at Jensen Jewelers. She helps customers pick out special pieces of jewelry that their significant other, mother, or family member will enjoy. She takes the time to ensure that the jewelry reflects the message they want to convey, and th…

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five miners died in U.S. coal mines in 2020, an all-time low mark for an industry in a year that saw continuing declines in production as electric providers move away from burning coal.

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CASPER — Wyoming’s long-held dream of exporting Powder River Basin coal from a West Coast terminal was recently dashed when the project’s owner filed for bankruptcy and failed to find an interested buyer.

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President Donald Trump has been kicked off of most mainstream social media platforms following his supporters' siege on the U.S. Capitol. But it remains to be seen how fast or where — if anywhere — on the internet he will be able to reach his followers.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten months into America's viral outbreak, low-income workers are still bearing the brunt of job losses — an unusual and harsh feature of the pandemic recession that flattened the economy last spring.

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Twitter banned President Donald Trump's account Friday, citing "the risk of further incitement of violence" following the deadly insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.

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GILLETTE — The year-over-year decline in taxable sales in the third quarter in Campbell County was the largest in four years, and the Energy Capital of the Nation is recovering more slowly than the rest of the state.

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MILAN (AP) — Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot voted Monday to merge and create the world's fourth-largest auto company which, its architects hope, can more readily take on an enormous technological shift in the industry.

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GILLETTE — In a move that could potentially stave off a second Chapter 11 bankruptcy in five years for Peabody Energy Corp., the company has announced an agreement with its creditors to refinance $459 million of debt.

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By March 23, Apple had lost $435 billion in market value in about five weeks and many of its retail outlets were shut as the virus pandemic walloped the global economy and stock markets. Meanwhile, a report issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that 2% of small businesses …

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BRUSSELS (AP) — After months of talks and at almost the last minute, Britain and the European Union struck a provisional free-trade agreement Thursday that should avert New Year chaos for cross-border traders and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell by 89,000 last week to a still-elevated 803,000, evidence that the job market remains under stress nine months after the coronavirus outbreak sent the U.S. economy into recession and caused millions of layoffs.

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In her last weeks working the freight shift at the local J.C. Penney store, Alexandra Orozco took out her phone and hit record. The 22-year-old shot videos as she and her co-workers slid down a metal shoot (technically meant for empty boxes) in the store room, their heads falling back laughi…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Clothing stores and specialty retailers are offering big discounts and heavily promoting curbside pickup in hopes of rescuing a lackluster holiday shopping season in which surging coronavirus cases have kept many shoppers at home.

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CASPER — A new poll released Thursday by the National Federation of Independent Business shows a majority of its Wyoming membership opposes most tax increases being weighed by the Wyoming Legislature this coming year and were widely in favor of controversial liability protections shot down b…

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CASPER (AP) — An independent council has upheld a decision by Wyoming environmental regulators to grant a mining permit to a coal technology company, making it the state's first new coal mine to open in decades.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As a wave of antitrust actions surges against Google and Facebook, states in two lawsuits are stretching beyond the cases made by federal competition enforcers to level bold new claims. The states, including Wyoming, are taking new legal approaches as they join the widening…

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No “blue state bailout” is a rallying cry for many congressional Republicans as attempts to provide more federal aid to a nation stricken by an ever-worsening coronavirus pandemic remain stuck in neutral.

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Nicole Walcott's lip started to quiver as she turned her misty gaze away from a reporter's question. "I don't want to cry on camera," the 33-year-old said when asked why she's fought tooth and nail to keep her small business open amid a pandemic that's crushing coun…

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SHERIDAN — Decker Coal Company has cut more than 70 employees from Decker Mine and announced the mine's parent company, Lighthouse Resources Inc. voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Wednesday.

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PARIS (AP) — Vendors broke out in applause in the flagship Galeries Lafayette department store in Paris as eager shoppers returned for the first time in a month, after yet another virus lockdown.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of shadowboxing amid a tense and toxic campaign, Capitol Hill's main players are returning for one final, perhaps futile, attempt at deal-making on a challenging menu of year-end business.

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SHERIDAN — It started slowly — a phone call here and there in which the caller sought help reaching a business supposedly located in Sheridan. The staff at the Sheridan County Chamber of Commerce, though, hadn’t heard of most of the businesses to which callers referred.

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CASPER — When a company produces electricity using coal, natural gas or renewable energy in Wyoming, it needs a way of transporting that power to customers, both in the state and beyond.

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CODY – The Wyoming Business Council is putting several measures in place to mitigate and manage against fraudulent claims stemming from its CARES Act COVID-19 business relief program.

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LARMIE – The Wyoming Cowgirl basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the annual Mountain West preseason poll announced by the league office and is voted on by the league’s coaches and a select group of media members.

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Hopes of families for a quick release for six American oil executives detained in Venezuela for three years over an alleged corruption scheme have evaporated, with a judge finding them all guilty and quickly sentencing them to prison.