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  • LONDON, March 14- Metals markets are nervous that nearly half a million tonnes of hidden zinc may be delivered on the London Metal Exchange next week, shaking a market unsure about the extent of further concealed stocks.

  • LONDON, March 14- Simultaneous attacks on just nine substations could black out the entire United States, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, based on a confidential study by energy regulators.

  • HOUSTON, March 13- The U.S. government lifted a ban on Thursday that excluded BP from new federal contracts, after the British oil major filed a lawsuit saying it was being unfairly penalized for its 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.

  • WASHINGTON, March 8- Republicans, looking for ways to turn November's congressional elections into a referendum on President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law, are trying to portray Obamacare as a danger to Medicare.

  • NEW YORK, March 7- Friday's stronger-than-expected payrolls report did more than ease concerns about U.S. economic fundamentals- it also seemed to justify Wall Street's record levels, suggesting the market's uptrend could continue.

  • March 7- A whistleblower will be paid $63.9 million for providing tips that led to JPMorgan Chase& Co's agreement to pay $614 million and tighten oversight to resolve charges that it defrauded the government into insuring flawed home loans.

  • March 7- A whistleblower will be paid $63.9 million for providing tips that led to JPMorgan Chase& Co's agreement to pay $614 million and tighten oversight to resolve charges that it defrauded the government into insuring flawed home loans.

  • FACTBOX-North America natural gas export plans Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 11:11 AM ET

    March 7- Tensions in Ukraine have spurred U.S. officials to press the government to speed up exports of abundant U.S. natural gas to Europe as Russia moves to take control of part of the embattled nation.

  • NEW YORK/ MEXICO CITY, March 7- The company at the center of an alleged fraud that forced Citigroup Inc to cut its 2013 profit won billions of dollars in contracts from Mexico's state oil monopoly over the past decade, even after Mexican officials and private lawsuits raised red flags about the contractor's activities.

  • March 5- United Parcel Service Inc is spending $70 million to add 1,000 propane trucks to its delivery fleet, the biggest bulk purchase of propane-fired vehicles yet as output of the fuel in the United States hits record highs.

  • COLUMN-Who's not afraid of being short zinc?: Andy Home Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 9:16 AM ET

    LONDON, March 5- Zinc is on a bull charge. On the London Metal Exchange, three-month metal took out resistance at $2,100 per tonne on Tuesday and has since powered to a one-year high of $2,143.50. The "Street" is in thrall to zinc's bull narrative, a stand-out in an otherwise featureless base metals landscape.

  • UPS to buy 1,000 propane-fueled delivery trucks Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    March 5- United Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest courier company, said it would buy 1,000 propane-fueled delivery trucks and install an initial 50 fueling stations in the United States at a total cost of about $70 million.

  • Why your flood insurance may not rise so fast Wednesday, 5 Mar 2014 | 7:35 AM ET
    Floods swamp a house near the town of Hygiene, Colo.

    The bill would limit annual increases of any individual policy under the National Flood Insurance Program to 18 percent.

  • March 4- A divided U.S. appeals court has rejected BP Plc's bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disaster.

  • March 3- A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected BP Plc's bid to block businesses from recovering money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disaster.

  • U.S. court rejects BP appeal over oil spill losses Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 7:00 PM ET

    March 3- A divided U.S. appeals court on Monday rejected BP Plc's appeal of a ruling that allowed businesses to recover money over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, even if they could not trace their economic losses to the disaster. By a 2-1 vote, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans upheld a Dec. 24 ruling by U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 2- The slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry's highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars.

  • NEW YORK, March 3- Winter has not been kind to airline travelers. Since Dec. 21, more than 74,825 U.S. flights have been canceled and another 285,889 delayed in the United States, according to FlightAware.com, which tracks flights. During the Presidents Day weekend, I was set to go to Los Angeles from New York with my 9- year-old son.

  • YOUR MONEY-Flight delayed or canceled? Read this Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 3- Winter has not been kind to airline travelers. Since Dec. 21, more than 74,825 U.S. flights have been canceled and another 285,889 delayed in the United States, according to FlightAware.com, which tracks flights. During the Presidents Day weekend, I was set to go to Los Angeles from New York with my 9- year-old son.

  • LOS ANGELES, March 2- The slavery drama "12 Years a Slave" won the Academy Award for best picture on Sunday, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry's highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars.

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