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  • Survey: Shrimp in US rife with murky labeling Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 4:29 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Consumers around the nation can't be sure what kind of shrimp they're buying if they simply look at the label or menu at supermarkets, grocers and restaurants, an advocacy group says. Oceana did a DNA-based survey of shrimp sold at outlets in New York City; Washington, D.C.; Portland, Oregon; and various spots around the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts Thursday, 30 Oct 2014 | 12:31 AM ET

    COTES-DE-FER, Haiti— Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. But in Haiti, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, the tranquil Cotes-de-Fer area is mostly uninhabited, holding just a scattering of shacks lit by candles, with little to do apart from fishing or working the sunbaked...

  • Groups have concerns with 3 Entergy nukes Friday, 24 Oct 2014 | 12:24 PM ET

    MONTPELIER, Vt.— Nuclear watchdog groups said Friday that Entergy Corp. is trying to cut costs at reactors it owns in Vermont, Massachusetts and New York, and may be placing safety in jeopardy as a result. The alliance, Massachusetts- based Pilgrim Watch, and the Citizens Awareness Network, which has affiliates in Massachusetts and Vermont, filed emergency...

  • Oct 22- With the closest known U.S. cases of Ebola diagnosed about 160 miles away in Dallas, Cary Griffin is taking no chances. For many, the three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States so far since late September represent a new potential disaster and a reason to run to the store. Chad Huddleston, an anthropologist at the University of Southern Illinois at...

  • Congressman's corp. loses Texas charter over taxes Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:05 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A Texas- based business co-owned by U.S. Vance McAllister has lost its right to do business as a Texas corporation after missing deadlines to pay state franchise taxes. Chris Ryan with the Texas Comptroller's Office said Tuesday that Texas Coastal Energy Co. LLC could have its corporate charter reinstated if it complies with the state tax code by...

  • 'Easy Rider' chopper at auction might be phony Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 3:14 PM ET

    CALABASAS, Calif.— The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" is up for auction this weekend in California. Gordon Granger of Texas says he bought the original "Easy Rider" motorcycle in 1996 from Dan Haggerty, an actor with a bit part in the 1960 s counterculture classic. But the actor acknowledged to the Los Angeles Times this week that he...

  • Federal offshore oil lease sale set for March Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 2:40 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Oil and gas leases for 40 million acres off the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama will be offered by the federal government in a March sale at the Superdome in New Orleans, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management said Friday. "As one of the most productive basins in the world, the Gulf of Mexico is a cornerstone of our domestic energy portfolio,...

  • Britain's Court of Appeal last week overturned a previous High Court ruling that the LME's consultation on linking load-in and load-out rates at log-jammed warehouses was unlawful. This, however, looks little more than defiant posturing, given that the Court of Appeal expressly denied it the right of further appeal. Just a shame then that the two aluminium...

  • DALLAS/ NEW YORK, Oct 6- The fifth American to contract Ebola in West Africa arrived in the United States for treatment on Monday as the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil fought for his life at a Dallas hospital, officials said. A private plane carrying Ashoka Mukpo, a freelance cameraman for NBC News who contracted Ebola in Liberia, landed in...

  • DALLAS/ NEW YORK, Oct 6- The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital and appeared to be receiving none of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. health official said. Thomas Eric Duncan became ill after arriving in Texas from Liberia two weeks ago, heightening concerns that the worst Ebola...

  • DALLAS/ NEW YORK, Oct 5- The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was fighting for his life at a Dallas hospital on Sunday and appeared not to be receiving any of the experimental medicines for the virus, a top U.S. medical official said. Thomas Eric Duncan became ill after arriving in the Texas city from Liberia two weeks ago, heightening concerns...

  • DALLAS, Oct 5- The first person to develop Ebola in the United States was struggling to survive at a Dallas hospital on Sunday after his condition worsened to critical, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said. Thomas Eric Duncan became ill after arriving in the Texas city from Liberia two weeks ago- heightening concerns that the worst Ebola...

  • COLUMN-Andy Home: Who's got all the copper? Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 8:01 PM ET

    LONDON, Sept 26- September has been a cruel month for industrial metals, with prices sinking pretty much across the board.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 24- BP Plc cannot recoup what it says were inflated claims paid under a multi-billion dollar settlement program to compensate people hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a U.S. judge ruled on Wednesday. U.S. District Court Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans has thrown out many of those complaints and turned the company down again on Wednesday.

  • HOUSTON, Sept 24- A U.S. judge has ruled that BP Plc cannot recoup what it says were inflated claims paid under a multi-billion dollar settlement program to compensate people hurt by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, NOLA.com reported on Wednesday.

  • LONDON, Sept 19- The zinc rally has run out of steam. But the benchmark LME three-month price has over the last couple of weeks retreated from above $2,400 per tonne to a current $2,260. The LME's Commitments of Traders Report showed money managers trimming their net long position by 12,271 lots, or 306,775 tonnes, in the week to Sept. 12.

  • US STOCKS-Wall St edges higher after Fed; Dow sets record Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 | 4:42 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 17- U.S. stocks edged higher in volatile trading on Wednesday after the U.S.

  • COLUMN-Who cares about the lead market?: Andy Home Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 7:03 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 12- On Tuesday this week base metals prices tumbled. Shanghai traders led the bear charge, which spilled over into London, where the subsequent sell-off was accelerated by technical traders of all shapes and sizes.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 5- A U.S. court ruling that dramatically ramped up BP Plc's potential penalties for the 2010 Gulf oil spill could create new liability risks not just for deep water drillers but also for other industries like mining and nuclear power generation.

  • BP can absorb new oil spill fine, analysts say Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:56 AM ET

    LONDON, Sept 5- BP should be able to meet the cost of up to $18 billion of new fines for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill without major asset sales or a big cut in its dividend, analysts say.