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  • Entergy replaces union workers after talks fail Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 10:41 AM ET

    PORT GIBSON, Miss.-- Entergy Corp. has locked out union security workers at its nuclear plant near Port Gibson, Miss., after contract negotiations with the United Government Security Officers of America Local 36 failed.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 3- U.S. natural gas futures slid more than 3 percent early Wednesday amid profit-taking after gaining more than 24 percent over six straight winning sessions. But many traders remained concerned that gas priced at well above $3 per million British thermal units would continue to lose market share to coal for power generation.

  • Online schools face backlash as states question results Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:54 AM ET

    In Maine, New Jersey and North Carolina, officials have refused to allow new cyber-schools to open this year, citing concerns about poor academic performance, high rates of student turnover and funding models that appear to put private-sector profits ahead of student achievement.

  • Judge tosses BP fuel dealers' brand-name claims Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:51 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS-- A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed claims by BP fuel stations and convenience stores that the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico diminished the value of the oil giant's brand and cost them business.

  • La. lawmakers agree to regulations for tax breaks Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 3:14 PM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La.-- Louisiana lawmakers agreed Tuesday to regulations that will govern a package of new business tax breaks pushed by Gov. Louisiana's economic development secretary will be able to offer three tax incentives to businesses considering whether to relocate or expand here.

  • Home price changes in each state in August Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 1:37 PM ET
  • FEMA individual aid hits $95 million for Isaac Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 11:03 AM ET

    Homeowners and renters have received $78 million for housing assistance and $17 million for other types of aid, according to FEMA. FEMA spokesman Ray Perez provided the latest figures Monday. More than 191,000 people have registered for FEMA help.

  • Md. LNG terminal fight heads to court Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    PRINCE FREDERICK, Md.-- Both sides asked a judge Monday to rule in their favor without trial in a fight over a proposal to build a multi-billion-dollar terminal in southern Maryland to export liquefied natural gas.

  • NEW YORK, Oct 2- U.S. natural gas futures slid nearly 2 percent early on Tuesday in some profit-taking from their five-day, nearly 23 percent run up to their highest mark this year. There are a lot of nuclear plants off line and some near-term cold, but we need to see where the market stands after this cold spell, "one Texas- based trader said.

  • Authorities: Hornets exec faces gun charge in NJ Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:40 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.-- Authorities say an executive with the NBA's New Orleans Hornets has been charged with criminal possession of a weapon after a handgun was found in his checked baggage at New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport.

  • Court: Child porn victims can get restitution Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:29 AM ET

    The decision conflicts with rulings by several other federal circuits, possibly setting the stage for a Supreme Court challenge.

  • US oil sale helps SPR to fight cavern shrinkage Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 12:25 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 2- Last year's sale from U.S. emergency crude oil reserves has helped battle shrinking capacity or "creep" at the 62 salt caverns in Texas and Louisiana that form the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, the Energy Department's inspector general said on Tuesday.

  • HOUSTON, Oct 1- Entergy Corp and ITC Holdings Corp took another step to advance Entergy's $1.78 billion plan to spin off its electric transmission business, late last week.

  • CenturyLink workers in West authorize strike Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:24 PM ET

    DENVER-- CenturyLink Inc. workers in 13 western states have voted to authorize a strike if union leaders can't reach a new contract with the communications company. The union and Monroe, La.- based CenturyLink are trying to reach a new contract for 13,000 employees, who formerly worked for Qwest Communications, before the current contract expires Saturday night.

  • Alabama Power among leaders in SE in wind power Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    MONTGOMERY, Ala.-- Alabama Power's agreements to purchase wind-generated power put it among the leading investor-owned utilities in the Southeast to pursue the renewable source, a national organization said.

  • TEXT-S&P assigns 'BB' rating to CenturyLink notes Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 2:33 PM ET

    Oct 1- Standard& Poor's Ratings Services said today that it assigned its' BB' issue-level rating and' 4' recovery rating to Monroe, La.- based incumbent telephone company CenturyLink Inc.' s.

  • U.S. top court rejects worker harassment case Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 10:15 AM ET

    John Ketterer complained that white co-workers at the Yellow Transportation Inc terminal in Dallas subjected him to harassment including obscene slurs, circling him in a threatening way and throwing a lit firecracker at him for his support of black and Hispanic co-workers.

  • *Front month at highest mark since December 2011. NEW YORK, Oct 1- U.S. natural gas futures rose more than 3 percent early on Monday, lifted to their highest mark this year amid forecasts for cooler weather in the coming days and strong nuclear power plant outages. As of 9: 4 6 a.m. EDT, front-month November natural gas futures on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

  • Bonnie and Clyde guns sell for $504K at NH auction Monday, 1 Oct 2012 | 9:16 AM ET

    About two-thirds of the auctioned items were from Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker, but items also came from other notorious criminals, including Al Capone, Pretty Boy Floyd and John Dillinger.

  • *Hearings to start Oct. 15, extend into December* Entergy wants plant to run for another 20 years* New York Governor Cuomo opposes license renewal By Scott DiSavino.