Britain's largest household energy supplier, British Gas , said on Thursday it would lower its domestic gas prices by 5.1 percent next month, following similar price cuts from its rivals earlier this year. Rivals SSE and E.ON both announced price cuts for domestic gas prices of 5.3 and 5.1 percent respectively, piling on pressure on other suppliers to follow suit. EDF Energy also on Thursday moved to cut its standard gas prices by 5 percent, effective from March 24.
BURNS, Ore. (AP) — An occupation by armed protesters of a national wildlife refuge in southeastern Oregon started out with demands that two jailed ranchers be freed and that the federal government relinquish 300 square miles to local control for ranching, mining, logging and other uses. It has stretched on for more than a month.