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May 18- Texas has joined the crowd of Gulf of Mexico states to file suit against BP Plc, Halliburton Co and others for their role in one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history. Texas joins four other states that have sued BP and other companies in connection to the spill: Florida and Mississippi filed complaints last month, while Alabama and Louisiana did in 2010..
WASHINGTON, May 18- Cybersecurity professionals know a myriad of ways hackers can try to wreak havoc on critical infrastructure or infiltrate corporations to steal or spy, but it is the fear of the unknown that some say keeps them up at night.
WASHINGTON, May 17- Unemployment rates dropped in 43 out of the 50 U.S. states and in the District of Columbia in April from a year before, according to Labor Department data released on Friday. A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year.
LAS VEGAS-- Nevada regulators have approved Pinnacle Entertainment Inc.' s buyout of rival Ameristar Casinos Inc.. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. has said the acquisition would save it at least $40 million a year and boost earnings. Ameristar's holdings include casinos in Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Mississippi, Indiana and Nevada.
NEW ORLEANS-- Tidewater approved the repurchase of up to $200 million shares of its stock, the offshore fleet services provider said Friday. Tidewater Inc. also declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. The dividend will be paid on June 14 to shareholders of record on June 4.
NEW ORLEANS, May 16- The deadline for claims against BP Plc in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is 11 months away, but the man responsible for paying the claims said on Thursday he is already bracing for a late surge in filings.
1930 s- President Franklin Roosevelt used the IRS against political enemies, launching investigations into the finances of publisher William Randolph Hearst, Louisiana Governor Huey Long and controversial radio priest Charles Coughlin.
WASHINGTON, May 16- President Barack Obama's energy and environment team took two steps forward on Thursday after the Senate confirmed Ernest Moniz as energy secretary and the Senate environment panel cleared Gina McCarthy to get a full Senate vote to lead the Environmental Protection Agency. "Glad to see the Senate work and Dr.
WASHINGTON, May 16- A Democratic-controlled Senate committee backed President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday, sending the nomination to the full U.S. Senate for a confirmation vote. The full Senate is expected to vote later on Thursday on whether to confirm nuclear physicist Ernest Moniz as U.S.
LONDON, May 16- Enhanced oil recovery techniques could boost U.S. domestic oil production by 4 million barrels per day for 50 years, while storing all the emissions from 93 large coal-fired power plants, at a price of just $85 per barrel, according to an estimate published by the U.S. Department of Energy.
*Tornado strikes area of Habitat for Humanity homes. GRANBURY, Texas, May 16- At least six people were killed when a powerful tornado ripped through a neighborhood including a Habitat for Humanity low income housing area in the north Texas town of Granbury on Wednesday, marking the deadliest severe storm outbreak in the United States this year.
BATON ROUGE, La.-- The Louisiana Senate narrowly rejected a bill Wednesday that would have prohibited employers with at least 15 full-time workers in the state from paying unequal wages for the same job based on gender.
BATON ROUGE, La.-- Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals has hired a new inspector general to review spending and fight fraud. Bobby Jindal's administration canceled a nearly $200 million Medicaid contract whose award is being investigated by state and federal officials.
DALLAS, May 16- At least six people were killed and seven were missing after as many as 10 tornadoes ripped through north-central Texas Wednesday evening, leaving a trail of destruction from the worst severe storm outbreak in the United States so far this year.
LONDON, May 16- British oil company BP wants Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene with the U.S. government over the escalating cost of compensating U.S. companies for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster in 2010, the BBC reported Thursday.
A New York Federal Reserve report suggests that college grads swamped by debt may be victims of forces greater than their willingness to pay.
BATON ROUGE, La.-- Louisiana lawmakers have new dollars to add into next year's budget after the state income forecasting panel Wednesday boosted its projections for state tax collections.
CONVERSE COUNTY, Wyo.-- Wind farms in this corner of Wyoming have killed more than four dozen golden eagles since 2009, one of the deadliest places in the country of its kind.
BATON ROUGE, La.-- The Louisiana Senate has agreed to rewrite the state's alternative fuel vehicle tax credit program, after concerns the law had been too broadly written and cost too much. The proposal by Baton Rouge Sen.
Fred Upton says inspectors have found the source of a water leak that forced the shutdown of Entergy Corp.' s Palisades Nuclear Power Plant on the Lake Michigan shoreline and are making repairs to prevent a repeat. The St. Joseph Republican spoke Monday after touring the plant in Van Buren County's Covert Township, 80 miles east-northeast of Chicago,.