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  • Louisiana casino revenue up 3.9 percent Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 7:53 AM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La.— Louisiana's 14 riverboats, four racetrack casinos and Harrah's land-based casino brought in nearly $194.6 million in October, 3.9 percent better than the $187.3 million the gambling halls won the year before. Lake Charles saw the biggest gain of any casino market in the state, up by 7 percent to $55.3 million. Baton Rouge's casinos brought in...

  • Worker in deadly Gulf blast was cleaning equipment Friday, 21 Nov 2014 | 1:40 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A worker killed in an offshore explosion was cleaning a piece of equipment during routine maintenance at its oil-and-gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that runs the platform said Friday. Houston- based Fieldwood Energy LLC said another worker suffered "visible injury" and two others reported ringing in their ears after the explosion,...

  • Explosion on Gulf platform; 1 dead, 3 injured Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 10:12 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— An explosion occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday, killing one person and injuring three. The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Fieldwood Energy reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. about 12 miles off Louisiana's coast. A telephone call to the Houston, Texas- based...

  • Kozy Shack recalls some puddings over labeling Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 9:02 PM ET

    ARDEN HILLS, Minn.— Pudding maker Kozy Shack Enterprises is recalling some of its puddings because they are not labeled as containing milk. The product was distributed to 20 states— Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West...

  • The latest on air bag recalls, with cars involved Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 2:09 PM ET

    Automakers have recalled 8 million vehicles in the U.S. to fix a problem with air bags made by Takata Corp. The air bags can explode with too much force, sending shards of metal into the passenger compartments. Boundaries of the recalls vary, but generally they include Florida, Puerto Rico, Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii and "limited areas...

  • Nov 20- Apache Corp slashed its capital budget for North America by a third as a sharp decline in oil prices over the past few months makes drilling less lucrative. A handful of companies, including Continental Resources Inc and Denbury Resources Inc have already cut spending plans and others are expected to follow suit. Apache said it expects to spend $4 billion...

  • Apache selling assets for $1.4B Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:27 PM ET

    HOUSTON— Apache Corp. said Thursday that it will sell some of its oil and gas assets for $1.4 billion. The Houston- based company is selling its interest in approximately 90,000 acres in southern Louisiana and roughly 115,000 acres in the Anadarko Basin in Texas and Oklahoma in two separate deals. The oil and gas exploration and production company has...

  • Apache Corp to sell oil and gas assets for $1.4 bln Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 8:16 AM ET

    Nov 20- Apache Corp said it would sell oil and gas assets in southern Louisiana and the Anadarko Basin, spanning western Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle, for about $1.4 billion in two separate deals.

  • 'Booze Traveler' host explores how world drinks Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 12:53 AM ET

    BOSTON— Jack Maxwell drinks for a living. In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, the Los Angeles- based actor said his early years in the neighborhood known as Southie— where convicted gangster James "Whitey" Bulger once reigned— showed him what cocktails can teach about a culture. Part travelogue, part drinking diary, "Booze Traveler" takes viewers with...

  • Nov 19- Archer Daniels Midland Co sued seed company Syngenta AG on Wednesday over sales of a genetically modified corn variety not approved for import by China, joining more than 100 farmers and exporters in pursuing damages from the Swiss-based company. The lawsuit alleges that Syngenta commercialized the MIR162 corn variety, also known as Agrisure Viptera,...

  • COLUMN-Keystone is dragging down the Democrats: Kemp Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 9:15 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 19- "Keystone" would be a fitting epitaph for Democratic lawmakers, who will lose their majority in the United States Senate in January 2015. Polls show majority support for the pipeline, especially among the white working class and union voters that used to be the bedrock of the Democratic Party but which it has increasingly lost to the Republicans in...

  • Missouri senators maintain support for Keystone XL Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 5:01 AM ET

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— Missouri's U.S. senators are maintaining their support for the Keystone XL Pipeline after a vote on the project failed, citing economic benefits of the measure that will likely get another chance in the Senate. Mary Landrieu of Louisiana is a Democrat and other members of her party voted in favor of the bill, including Missouri's Sen.

  • Treasurer: Debt refinancing saved Louisiana $12M Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 4:04 AM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La.— Louisiana has saved $12 million from a debt refinancing that took advantage of lower interest rates. State Treasurer John Kennedy announced the savings figure Tuesday, after the state completed its refinancing of the $229 million in existing bond debt. Bobby Jindal's administration over the financial paperwork.

  • Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out Wednesday, 19 Nov 2014 | 3:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama. He was joined by incoming Senate Energy Committee Chairwoman Lisa Murkowski, R- Alaska, who...

  • Study will test survivors' blood to treat Ebola Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 10:02 PM ET

    The Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation is giving $5.7 million to scale up production of the treatments for the project in Guinea and other Ebola-affected countries in Africa. Besides helping Ebola patients now, plasma "could be a tool for a future epidemic as well" from different viruses, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said in an interview with The Associated...

  • UPDATE 6-Keystone XL pipeline bill dies in U.S. Senate Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 8:46 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 18- A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from an expected veto of legislation that several fellow Democrats supported. She has staked her hopes of winning a fourth Senate term on the Keystone gambit. The tally was 59 to 41 on TransCanada Corp's $8 billion project,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The U.S. auto safety regulator on Tuesday called on Japanese supplier Takata and five automakers to expand nationwide a regional recall of potentially deadly air bags, increasing pressure on the industry to act more swiftly in the growing scandal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration also scolded Takata for what it called "an...

  • UPDATE 5-Keystone XL pipeline bill dies in Senate Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 7:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 18- A bill to force approval of the Keystone XL pipeline failed in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, sparing President Barack Obama from having to veto legislation that several fellow Democrats supported. The measure fell just short of the 60 votes needed for passage, despite frantic last-minute lobbying by supporters, including Democratic Senator...

  • BP fights on to oust oil spill claims chief Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 6:24 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— BP is heading to a federal appeals court in its effort to oust the administrator of damage settlement claims arising from the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The company filed notice Tuesday that it plans to file with the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. It sought his removal by a federal judge in motions claiming that he had a conflict of...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 18- The U.S. auto safety regulator on Tuesday announced it has called on Japanese supplier Takata and automakers to expand nationwide their previously regional recall of flawed air bags. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator David Friedman told reporters on Tuesday that Takata has so far expressed an "...