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  • La. jobless rate rises in June for second month Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    Louisiana's unemployment rate was 6.4 percent in June 2013. Both sets of figures— adjusted to cancel out normal seasonal changes— were released Friday by the U.S. Labor Department.

  • Ranking US states by job creation in past 5 years Friday, 18 Jul 2014 | 11:06 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Since the Great Recession officially ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has generated 7.8 million jobs. North Dakota, benefiting from an oil and gas drilling boom, has created nearly 98,000 jobs over the past five years, a 27 percent increase-- by far the best in the country.

  • Chinese chemical company coming to Louisiana Thursday, 17 Jul 2014 | 9:28 PM ET

    VACHERIE, La.— A China- based company is opening a methanol manufacturing facility on the Mississippi River in St. James Parish that's expected to create 350 to 400 permanent jobs.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to reauthorize a federal terrorism risk insurance program that was created after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. court revives BP retirement-plan lawsuit Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    July 15- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit in which participants in four BP Plc employee retirement savings plans claimed they were deceived into buying and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

  • July 15- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit in which participants in four BP Plc employee retirement savings plans alleged they were deceived into buying and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

  • July 15- Royal Dutch Shell Plc said on Tuesday it had found roughly 100 million barrels of oil equivalent in the Gulf of Mexico' s Norphlet formation, its third discovery there. The company, the gulf's largest operator, found the oil near its Rydberg well, roughly 75 miles off the Louisiana coast.

  • WASHINGTON, July 15- Delayed maintenance has dogged the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve with capacity issues that limit officials' ability to quickly draw down the emergency stockpile, the Energy Department's inspector general said on Tuesday.

  • Carbo Ceramics Inc, a Houston- based oil services company that is the world's largest producer of tiny ceramic balls that can boost the production of fractured wells, may hold the answer.

  • NEW YORK, July 14- Federal prosecutors are developing a criminal fraud case hinged on whether General Motors made misleading statements about a deadly ignition switch flaw, and are examining activity dating back a decade, before GM's 2009 bankruptcy, according to multiple sources familiar with the investigation.

  • The SIPC is a corporate non-profit that administers a fund paid for by Wall Street to compensate investors if a brokerage firm collapses. In an unprecedented case, the SEC decided to take legal action against the fund and force SIPC to start court proceedings for victims to file claims.

  • But I feel like I'm changing one or two minds here or there, "said Felice Pete, a nurse anesthetist and a member of the state party's Black Advisory Board. The swing state, one of 11 where the Republican National Committee has hired staff to reach black voters, hosts one of the country's most important Senate races in November's midterm elections.

  • *Sasol, Eni to study building plant in Mozambique. The company has seen costs overrun at its flagship Qatar plant, cancelled a U.S. project and is relying on a favourable link between prices for feedstock natural gas and oil- factors which have jangled the nerves of some investors in Royal Dutch Shell.

  • LOS ANGELES, July 10- Television newcomers "True Detective," a crime drama from HBO, and "Orange is the New Black," a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday, challenging stalwarts like "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family."

  • LOS ANGELES, July 10- Television newcomers "True Detective," a crime drama from HBO, and "Orange is the New Black," a dark prison comedy from Netflix, racked up a dozen Emmy nominations each on Thursday, challenging stalwarts like "Breaking Bad" and "Modern Family."

  • *Sasol, Eni to study building plant in Mozambique. The company has seen costs overrun at its flagship Qatar plant, cancelled a U.S. project and is relying on a favourable link between prices for feedstock natural and oil- factors which have jangled the nerves of some investors in Royal Dutch Shell.

  • *California is one of the biggest markets in U.S. for Honda. *Move comes after Honda learned of air bag incident in California. "While this case does not match the areas that NHTSA has determined, Honda is adding California into the areas in which it is conducting a regional recall in order to investigate the cause," the Honda spokeswoman said.

  • LONDON, July 1- Zinc's on a roll again. On the London Metal Exchange three-month zinc has this week hit a 16- month high of $2,222 per tonne, eclipsing a first-quarter rally which stalled just shy of the $2,150 mark.

  • June 30- Devon Energy Corp said it would sell its remaining non-core gas-rich properties to peer Linn Energy LLC for $2.3 billion to focus on more lucrative oil assets and cut debt.

  • YOUR MONEY-What would you do with $100,000? Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- What would you do if you suddenly got $100,000, no strings attached? With $30 trillion set to change hands from one generation to the next over the next 30 years, many others will find themselves in a similar position, according to Accenture.