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The Best Cities For Jobs In 2015

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business

The U.S. job market just had its best year for hiring in 15 years, and according to a recent report from jobs website ZipRecruiter, certain cities in ...

The Driving Force Behind the U.S. Oil Boom

James Stafford | Posted 01.06.2015 | Business
James Stafford

Behind the stardom of the explorers and producers who have put themselves on the revolutionary shale map and absorb most of the risk--are the service providers who make up a highly lucrative market segment.

The North Dakota Town That Boasts Manhattan Rent Prices

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.15.2014 | HuffPost Home

Williston, North Dakota doesn't exactly come to mind when listing the bustling metropolises of America. That is, the small town in the northwest porti...

Looking for the Next Oil Boom? Follow the Tech

James Stafford | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
James Stafford

Regardless of pipeline capacity, Permian Basin crude is shaping up to be the next big oil boom thanks to new technology.

Man Camps and Predator Economics Threaten Heartland Native Communities

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 10.05.2013 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

It was just a matter of time before "man camps" would pose a threat to sacred native lands and bring sexual violence, prostitution, and increased drug traffic into the heartland of Native culture in North and South Dakota.

Joe Van Brussel

A Young Entrepreneur's Idea In The Boom Economy Of The Bakken Oil Patch | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 11.30.2012 | College

In the Williston area of North Dakota, where the unemployment rate was recently reported at one percent and job openings outnumbered the jobless 10 to...

Manhattan Rental Prices In Kansas Boomtown

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 06.01.2012 | Business

"We’re not in Kansas anymore." That could be how some residents of the state's Harper County are feeling as an influx of workers following an oil...

North Dakota Walmart Evicts Workers Living In Parking Lot

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 02.10.2012 | Business

Apparently one Walmart isn't cool with people squatting in its parking lot. Dozens of workers who have flocked to Williston, North Dakota to benef...

Boomtown Blues and Black Sunday Revisited

Andrew Gulliford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Andrew Gulliford

Twenty-eight years ago this month, on the 1st Sunday in May, Exxon, the largest corporation in the world, pulled the plug on its massive oil shale project. Overnight, 2,600 people lost their jobs.

Gulf Oil Spill Containment: Will There Be Enough Boom?

The New York Times | JOHN COLLINS RUDOLF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

As a vast oil slick threatens waterfront from western Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, BP and the Coast Guard are engaged in a frantic effort to se...