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  • UPDATE 1-U.S. court revives BP retirement-plan lawsuit Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 8:07 PM ET

    July 15- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit in which participants in four BP Plc employee retirement savings plans claimed they were deceived into buying and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

  • July 15- A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit in which participants in four BP Plc employee retirement savings plans alleged they were deceived into buying and holding BP stock before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.

  • Residents trained to aid Detroit's fight on blight Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:01 AM ET

    DETROIT— One of the latest weapons helping Detroit in its long battle with blight and vacant houses isn't a super-powered bulldozer or millions of dollars in funding for demolitions.

  • Carbo Ceramics Inc, a Houston- based oil services company that is the world's largest producer of tiny ceramic balls that can boost the production of fractured wells, may hold the answer.

  • US appeals granting of new trial to ex-BP engineer Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 4:25 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Federal prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision to grant a new trial to a former BP engineer convicted of obstructing justice in an investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The notice of appeal in the case of Kurt Mix was filed Friday in U.S. District Court, where Mix was tried, and at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

  • AG: 'Big Oil' lawsuit supporter's term is over Friday, 11 Jul 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a south Louisiana flood board member who supports the board's environmental lawsuit against the oil and gas industry has reached the end of his term. Caldwell's opinion is that the term of Paul Kemp on the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East ended July 1.

  • Brennan's to reopen after bankruptcy sale Wednesday, 9 Jul 2014 | 5:16 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— The pink Royal Street building, closed since last summer and stripped of its name shortly thereafter, will once again be called Brennan's.

  • LONDON, July 1- Zinc's on a roll again. On the London Metal Exchange three-month zinc has this week hit a 16- month high of $2,222 per tonne, eclipsing a first-quarter rally which stalled just shy of the $2,150 mark.

  • YOUR MONEY-What would you do with $100,000? Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 11:59 AM ET

    NEW YORK, June 30- What would you do if you suddenly got $100,000, no strings attached? With $30 trillion set to change hands from one generation to the next over the next 30 years, many others will find themselves in a similar position, according to Accenture.

  • June 30- Victims of the Ponzi schemes of Bernard Madoff and Allen Stanford, two of the largest in U.S. history, suffered setbacks on Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals in two cases seeking to recoup more money for them.

  • June 30- Victims of the Ponzi schemes of Bernard Madoff and Allen Stanford, two of the largest in U.S. history, suffered setbacks on Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear appeals in two cases seeking to recoup more money for them.

  • BP wants 'windfall' Gulf spill payments back Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 6:41 PM ET

    BP has asked a U.S. judge to direct what it called a "vast number" of businesses to repay hundreds of millions of dollars awarded as compensation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • June 4- A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp must face penalties under federal pollution laws in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which could expose the companies to billions of dollars in potential fines.

  • *Coming up: U.S. Factory orders for April at 1400 GMT. LONDON, June 3- Copper eased on Tuesday as investors worried about an expected settlement of a dispute in Indonesia that could restart concentrate exports and the impact of a probe at a top Chinese port that has halted shipments.

  • WASHINGTON/ NEW YORK, May 30- U.S. environmental regulators could throw a lifeline to the nation's ailing nuclear power fleet when they unveil landmark carbon pollution curbs next week, heeding calls from operators like Exelon Corp to acknowledge nuclear energy as a valuable way to reduce emissions.