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  • San Fran housing rent up a sizzling 14.8 pct. in 12 months Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 | 12:02 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Almost no one is moving to San Francisco to save money. But average home rent has jumped nearly 15 percent in the past year— to $3,129 last month— according to real estate data firm Zillow. Over the 12 months that ended in March, rents nationally climbed a seasonally adjusted average of 3.7 percent nationally, Zillow reported Wednesday.

  • Nielsen's top programs for April 13-19 Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:49 PM ET

    1. " Academy of Country Music Awards," CBS, 15.98 million. 2. "NCIS," CBS, 15.84 million. 3. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 14.82 million.

  • Country awards help CBS dominate ratings Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:32 PM ET

    NEW YORK— With Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Taylor Swift leading the way, country music helped CBS to a dominant week in the television ratings. Fourteen of the 17 most-watched shows last week aired on CBS, Nielsen said. CBS averaged 9.6 million viewers in prime time.

  • NEW ORLEANS— A federal court has released $3.2 million to be divided among seven Virginia homeowners and their lawyers from a manufacturer of defective Chinese drywall. District Judge Eldon Fallon's Monday order outlines payments ranging from $67,639 to more than $363,000 to the homeowners. Headquartered in China's Shandong province, Taishan Gypsum Co....

  • Vacationers to Europe will fare better with the average ticket down 3 percent to $1,619, about $50 less than last summer. Flights to Hawaii, Florida and New Orleans are cheaper, but travelers heading to New York, Denver and San Francisco can expect to pay more. Overall fares are down but it will cost more this summer to fly to cities like Amsterdam; London; Budapest,...

  • NEW ORLEANS— As oil gushed from BP's ruptured well five years ago and public outrage built by the day, the Obama administration issued a six-month moratorium on drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. In January, the Interior Department unveiled a plan to open up drilling next year in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas on the Arctic coast of Alaska and off the coast between...

  • REUTERS BUSINESS SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 4:00 p.m. ET Sunday, 19 Apr 2015 | 4:50 PM ET

    ATHENS- Euro zone deputy finance ministers will meet midweek ahead of a Eurogroup finance ministers' gathering two days later, a Greek government official tells Reuters, as Athens and its creditors continue to seek a deal on reforms to unlock aid. BOJ's Kuroda says Japan inflation to' gradually accelerate' toward target. WAYZATA, Minn.- Bank of Japan Governor...

  • Senator: Decade-old Gulf oil leak is 'unacceptable' Friday, 17 Apr 2015 | 7:23 PM ET

    BATON ROUGE, La.— A U.S. senator from Florida is pressing federal officials to disclose technical data and other information about a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, after an investigation by The Associated Press revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than a company or government regulators have publicly reported. But the Coast Guard provided AP...

  • Nissan expands air bag recall after Louisiana injury Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 4:43 PM ET

    DETROIT— Nissan is adding 45,000 small cars to a previous recall after a Louisiana woman was injured by flying shrapnel from an exploding air bag. Nissan spokesman Steve Yaeger said the cars were added when Nissan found out about Wilson's injury while analyzing field data. In November, Nissan recalled more than 52,000 vehicles to fix potentially faulty...

  • Secrecy shrouds decade-old oil spill in Gulf of Mexico Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:55 AM ET

    OVER THE GULF OF MEXICO— A blanket of fog lifts, exposing a band of rainbow sheen that stretches for miles off the coast of Louisiana. Presented with AP's findings, that the sheen recently averaged about 91 gallons of oil per day across eight square miles, the Coast Guard provided a new leak estimate that is about 20 times greater than one recently touted by the...

  • April 15- A Texas- based Internet provider is requesting that a federal appeals court in New Orleans, not one in Washington, be the court that hears a challenge to new Web traffic regulations known as "net neutrality" rules. Alamo Broadband Inc filed a lawsuit on Wednesday in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans asking it to review the regulations from...

  • April 15- Texas- based Internet provider Alamo Broadband Inc filed a lawsuit on Wednesday asking the federal appeals court based in New Orleans to block new web traffic regulations from the Federal Communications Commission.

  • APPEALS COURT IN NEW ORLEANS SEEKING TO BLOCK FCC INTERNET RULES- COURT PAPERS.

  • $5 billion in BP oil spill settlement payments so far Wednesday, 15 Apr 2015 | 5:10 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— The man who oversees settlement payments to people and businesses claiming economic losses as a result of BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill says more than $5 billion has been paid out. Patrick Juneau announced the milestone in a Wednesday news release, five days ahead of the disaster's fifth anniversary. The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig...

  • NEW YORK, April 14- AT&T Inc and three cable and wireless trade groups filed separate lawsuits on Tuesday challenging the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over its new web traffic regulations. The suit comes even as the No.2 U.S wireless company's proposed $48.5 billion acquisition of satellite TV operator DirecTV is under FCC review.

  • The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association and American Cable Association filed petitions against so-called "net neutrality rules" in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment... the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a...

  • The National Cable and Telecommunications Association, CTIA-The Wireless Association and American Cable Association filed petitions in U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. "Instead of promoting greater industry investment... the FCC opted to resuscitate a command-and-control regulatory regime, including a process where innovators must first seek...

  • NEW ORLEANS— A 21- year-old transgender man says in a sex discrimination lawsuit that he was forced to leave his job at a Mississippi- based loan company once officials there found out he was born a woman but dressed and acted like a man. Tristan Broussard filed suit on Monday against First Tower Loan LLC., a financial loan company based in Flowood, Mississippi, with...

  • April 13- A U.S. trade group representing broadband providers said on Monday it filed a petition challenging the Federal Communications Commission's recently approved net neutrality order after the rules were officially published. USTelecom, whose members include companies such as CenturyLink Inc and AT&T Inc, said the new rules were "arbitrary,...

  • Broadband industry trade group USTelecom filed a lawsuit against the FCC in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which has in the past twice rejected the FCC's net neutrality regulations. Texas- based Internet provider Alamo Broadband Inc challenged the FCC's new rules in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans, making a...