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NEW ORLEANS-- For the second year in a row, Louisiana farmers have planted fewer acres of cotton than ever recorded. Farmers are switching to soybeans and corn because prices are better and the crops are less expensive to grow, said LSU AgCenter cotton specialist David Kerns.
*Florida gas prices up, in line with other regions. June 18- A major natural gas pipeline exploded on Tuesday in Washington Parish, Louisiana, destroying a mobile home and causing an evacuation of the area but no injuries were reported, local officials said.
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COVERT TOWNSHIP, Mich.-- Entergy Corp. on Monday restarted the Palisades Nuclear Power Plant in southwestern Michigan after finishing repairs to a water tank that leaked slightly radioactive water into Lake Michigan. New Orleans- based Entergy idled the plant May 5 after operators found a tank leaking faster than regulations allow.
NEW ORLEANS-- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees sued a former teammate Monday for allegedly advising him to invest $160,000 in tax credits that turned out to be bogus.
NEW ORLEANS-- Citing a history of inmate deaths, sexual assaults, beatings, stabbings and poor medical care at the New Orleans jail, a federal judge on Thursday approved an agreement between the U.S. Justice Department and the city's sheriff aimed at reforming the notoriously dangerous lockup.
HOUSTON-- Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison saluted an honor guard member, received from him an American flag and a return salute, then turned on his heels and knelt before grieving relatives of a firefighter killed on the job.
SINGAPORE, May 30- London copper pulled back on Thursday on fears the United States could start curbing its monetary stimulus programme earlier than expected, dimming the demand outlook for metals. *The most-traded copper contract on the Shanghai Futures Exchange, for September, fell 0.89 percent to 52,150 yuan a tonne.
LONDON, May 24- A group of accountancy professors is backing BP's fight to cap the U.S. oil spill compensation payouts it has to fund as the cash outflow threatens to add billions of dollars to its bill for the disaster.
LONDON, May 23- A group of U.S. accountancy professors is backing BP's fight to rein in compensation it has to pay for the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which is threatening to add billions of dollars to its growing bill for the disaster.
WASHINGTON, May 20- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the U.S. Federal Communications Commission has authority to try to speed up the process for installing wireless communications towers when local governments have been slow to act.
May 18- Texas has joined the crowd of Gulf of Mexico states to file suit against BP Plc, Halliburton Co and others for their role in one of the worst oil spills in U.S. history. Texas joins four other states that have sued BP and other companies in connection to the spill: Florida and Mississippi filed complaints last month, while Alabama and Louisiana did in 2010..
WASHINGTON, May 18- Cybersecurity professionals know a myriad of ways hackers can try to wreak havoc on critical infrastructure or infiltrate corporations to steal or spy, but it is the fear of the unknown that some say keeps them up at night.
NEW ORLEANS, May 16- The deadline for claims against BP Plc in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is 11 months away, but the man responsible for paying the claims said on Thursday he is already bracing for a late surge in filings.
LONDON, May 16- British oil company BP wants Prime Minister David Cameron to intervene with the U.S. government over the escalating cost of compensating U.S. companies for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster in 2010, the BBC reported Thursday.
LONDON, May 13- A rush to lock in financing deals for zinc while they are still profitable has been the main driver behind a recent fall in inventories and will keep premiums high for industrial users, industry sources said.
NEW YORK, May 10- The yen slid to a 4-1/ 2- year low against the dollar on Friday, triggering a sell-off in oil and gold as well as safe-haven U.S. and German debt, after recent signs of strength in the U.S. labor market added to bullish sentiment on the dollar. The fall in oil was intensified by rising supplies and doubts over the strength of China's economy. "
NEW YORK, May 10- The yen on Friday slid to its lowest against the dollar since October 2008 as its decisive break through the 100- yen mark triggered a sell-off in U.S. and German bonds, along with a sharp fall in crude oil. Equities on Wall Street and in Europe were higher, but a measure of global equity markets was lower.
NEW YORK, May 10- The yen on Friday slid to its lowest against the dollar since October 2008 as its decisive break through the 100 yen mark triggered a drop in the price of safe-haven U.S. and German bonds. Wall Street opened mostly higher, following a rise in European equities, but a measure of global equity markets was lower.
*Nasdaq rises after results from Priceline, Nvidia. "We're getting more constructive on the second half of the year as both the market and the economy are picking up," said Terry DuFrene, investment specialist for JP Morgan Private Bank in New Orleans. "