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  • Home Bancorp posts 1Q profit Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:33 AM ET

    LAFAYETTE, La. _ Home Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday reported first-quarter earnings of $2.8 million. Home Bancorp shares have decreased 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Home Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • Entergy beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Entergy Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $302.9 million. Entergy expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.10 to $5.90 per share. Entergy shares have decreased 11 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen slightly more than 2 percent.

  • NEW YORK, April 24- Louisiana State University is exploring contingency plans in light of the state's $1.6 billion budget shortfall which has resulted in proposed spending cuts, but has not declared "financial exigency," the institution said in a statement on Friday. LSU said that contrary to some media reports, it had not begun the process of filing for financial...

  • US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 22 to 932 Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    Houston- based Baker Hughes said Friday 703 rigs were seeking oil and 225 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas lost 19 rigs; North Dakota lost five; Oklahoma was down three; and Alaska, New Mexico and West Virginia each lost one. Louisiana gained two rigs, while Arkansas, California, Colorado, Kansas and Pennsylvania each gained...

  • Gulf Island Fabrication posts 1Q profit Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 6:33 PM ET

    HOUMA, La. _ Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $83,000. Gulf Island Fabrication shares have fallen 21 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Gulf Island Fabrication, Earnings Report.

  • Pool Corp. tops Street 1Q forecasts Thursday, 23 Apr 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    COVINGTON, La. _ Pool Corp. on Thursday reported first-quarter profit of $8.4 million. Pool Corp. expects full-year earnings to be $2.72 to $2.82 per share. Pool Corp. shares have climbed 8 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • San Fran housing rent up a sizzling 14.8 pct. in 12 months Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Almost no one is moving to San Francisco to save money. But average home rent has jumped nearly 15 percent in the past year— to $3,129 last month— according to real estate data firm Zillow. Over the 12 months that ended in March, rents nationally climbed a seasonally adjusted average of 3.7 percent nationally, Zillow reported Wednesday.

  • WASHINGTON, April 20- If the U.S. Supreme Court blows up the tax subsidies at the heart of Obamacare in June, Republicans hope to deliver on their promise to offer an alternative healthcare plan. Two front-running Republican options at an early stage in Congress include a refundable tax credit that experts say is virtually the same thing as the Obamacare tax...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    ATHENS- Euro zone deputy finance ministers will meet midweek ahead of a Eurogroup finance ministers' gathering two days later, a Greek government official tells Reuters, as Athens and its creditors continue to seek a deal on reforms to unlock aid. BOJ's Kuroda says Japan inflation to' gradually accelerate' toward target. WAYZATA, Minn.- Bank of Japan Governor...

  • NEW ORLEANS, April 19- Five years after the largest oil spill in U.S. history spewed millions of gallons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico, many Louisiana oystermen are fearful that a once-bountiful population of the mollusks may never recover. "My kids are losing hope," said Wilbert Collins, 77, a retired third-generation oysterman in southeastern Louisiana with...

  • TOKYO, April 17- Nissan Motor Co said on Friday it would expand an investigative recall in certain U.S. regions to replace air bags made by Takata Corp, adding about 45,000 Sentras from the 2004-2006 model years that weren't included previously. Bloomberg reported earlier the expansion followed a March 21 accident in which a woman was injured from shrapnel in...

  • *Major court decisions expected this year- Gold Reserve. CARACAS, April 16-- Gold Reserve Inc, a small Canadian miner that lost its crown jewel in a 2009 expropriation, is targeting Venezuelan assets as it seeks to collect a $750 million arbitration award that would put new strains on the cash-strapped government's finances. With higher-profile cases including...

  • April 15- A Texas- based Internet provider is requesting that a federal appeals court in New Orleans, not one in Washington, be the court that hears a challenge to new Web traffic regulations known as "net neutrality" rules. Alamo Broadband Inc filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans asking it to review the regulations from...

  • April 15- Texas- based Internet provider Alamo Broadband Inc filed a lawsuit on Wednesday asking the federal appeals court based in New Orleans to block new web traffic regulations from the Federal Communications Commission.

  • APPEALS COURT IN NEW ORLEANS SEEKING TO BLOCK FCC INTERNET RULES- COURT PAPERS.

  • NEW YORK, April 14- AT&T Inc and three cable and wireless trade groups filed separate lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations. The suit comes even as the No.2 U.S wireless company's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV operator DirecTV is under FCC review.

  • Delek said it would buy 33.7 million Alon USA shares, valuing each share at $16.985, which is a premium of more than 8 percent to the stock's Tuesday close. Alon USA's shares were up 5 percent at $16.50 in trading after the bell on Tuesday, while Delek's shares rose 3.2 percent to $39.10. For a year after that, Delek can acquire up to 49.99 percent of Alon USA at its...

  • Delek said on Tuesday it would buy 33.7 million Alon USA shares and that the deal value was based on Delek's closing price of $37.90 on Tuesday. Delek said it would pay $200 million in cash, 6 million in stock and issue Alon Israel an unsecured $145 million promissory note maturing in January 2021. Delek has refineries in Tyler, Texas and El Dorado, Arkansas while...

  • The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association and American Cable Association filed petitions against so-called "net neutrality rules" in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment... the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a...

  • U.S. to become a net exporter of natgas by 2017 -EIA Tuesday, 14 Apr 2015 | 1:00 PM ET

    April 14- The United States will transition from a net importer of natural gas to a net exporter of the fuel by 2017 as the nation's shale gas production continues to grow, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Tuesday in its Annual Energy Outlook. The EIA said increases in domestic gas production are expected to reduce demand for gas imports from...