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  • Nucor forecast earnings between 35 cents and 40 cents a share, up from 27 cents a share a year earlier. The plant started production in December, and volume has been better than expected but yield needs work, Nucor said. Made from iron ore, direct reduced iron is a raw material used to make steel, and a substitute for scrap, Nucor's traditional feedstock.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- U.S. regulators on Thursday approved Sempra Energy's bid to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Louisiana, opening the door to a significant expansion of the American role in global gas trade.

  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, has backed the proposed increase to $8.50 from the current $7.25 an hour, but the bill has met heavy resistance in the state senate, where Republicans have a power sharing agreement with a breakaway group of Democrats.

  • WASHINGTON, June 19- U.S. regulators on Thursday approved Sempra Energy's bid to build a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Louisiana, opening the door to a significant expansion of the American role in global gas trade.

  • WASHINGTON, June 18- House of Representatives Republican lawmakers pressured candidates for party leadership jobs on Wednesday to put a higher priority on conservative principles in setting the legislative agenda for the chamber.

  • UPDATE 2-Shell launches U.S. pipeline IPO Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 11:49 AM ET

    *Shell Midstream Partners LP files to raise up to $750 million. Shell Midstream Partners LP filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $750 million in an initial public offering of common units.

  • UPDATE 1-Shell Midstream files for US IPO Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 7:19 AM ET

    *Company formed by Royal Dutch Shell as an MLP. June 18- Shell Midstream Partners LP, a master limited partnership formed by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, filed with U.S. regulators on Wednesday to raise up to $750 million in an initial public offering of common units.

  • Organic gas is threat to OPEC, ExxonMobil Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Howard Janzen, president and CEO of Cool Planet Energy

    Cool Planet Energy Systems doesn't plan to reduce climate change, but reverse it, using a virtuous corn cycle: from farm to fuel to farm.

  • WASHINGTON, June 16- For 15 years, Massachusetts has been the most economically evolved U.S. state, according to an index released on Monday by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. California, Washington, Maryland, Colorado, Virginia, Connecticut, Utah and New Jersey rounded out the top 10 states.

  • NEW YORK, June 16- A new chapter in the North American oil revolution is about to open on the Texas coast, with two major pipelines poised this summer to deliver an unprecedented influx of heavy Canadian crude to U.S. refineries- and potentially beyond.

  • *A Republican-run Senate would be more open to trade deals. A Republican victory in the Senate may prevent the chamber's Democrats, backed by labor unions concerned about the impact of free trade on American jobs, from blocking trade legislation favored by both President Barack Obama and Republican leaders.

  • These states are Nevada, Kansas, Iowa, Louisiana, Indiana, Florida, Connecticut, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky and New York, sources familiar with the probes told Reuters. GM has turned over thousands of emails and other documents to help in the probe, the Wall Street Journal reported earlier on Friday, citing sources.

  • June 12- An engineer convicted of obstructing justice in connection with the 2010 BP oil well blowout in the Gulf of Mexico won a new trial on Thursday. District Judge Stanwood Duval of New Orleans tossed out his December conviction of Kurt Mix, a former BP Plc employee, and concluded that conduct by one of the 12 jurors meant he did not have an impartial jury.

  • *China's commodity imports fall in May on high stocks, tighter credit. NEW YORK, June 9- Brent crude rose on Monday, gaining over $1 to surpass $110 a barrel for the first time in June, while U.S. crude rose by nearly $2, as strong Chinese and U.S. data pointed to healthy economic growth and higher demand for oil from the world's top two consumers.

  • These 3 states house the 'ugliest' S&P stocks Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 1:58 PM ET
    A trader holds his head in his hand on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.

    Shares of companies in South Carolina, Arizona and Louisiana posted average gains of less than 10% over the past year. USA Today reports.

  • NEW YORK, June 9- A federal judicial panel ruled on Monday that lawsuits against General Motors Co from customers who say they suffered economic damages from a recall over faulty ignition switches will be heard in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, June 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block payments BP PLC is required to pay to businesses demanding compensation for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals a lower court ruling. There was no immediate comment from BP on Monday's decision.

  • U.S. top court denies BP stay request Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:21 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, June 9- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to block payments BP PLC is required to pay to businesses demanding compensation for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while the company appeals a lower court ruling.

  • GM faulty-switch cases sent to New York court Monday, 9 Jun 2014 | 11:08 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 9- A federal judicial panel on Monday ruled that lawsuits against General Motors Co over economic damages allegedly caused by a recent recall for faulty ignition switches will be heard in Manhattan.

  • LONDON, June 9- Only a fraction of the natural gas export projects being developed around the globe will become reality as high costs and weakening gas prices torpedo those that until recently promised huge returns on investment.