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  • Judge Susan Braden of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims in Washington said the flooding was, in effect, a "taking" of property under the Fifth Amendment, for which the plaintiffs must be compensated. Friday's ruling came in an October 2005 lawsuit filed by the government of St. Bernard Parish— adjacent to New Orleans— and several property owners. "It's great news for St....

  • The change follows New Mexico's scathing state audit report Thursday that found Taser hired Albuquerque police chief Ray Schultz days after he stepped down in 2013— even as he remained on the city payroll. The Associated Press reported in March on similar arrangements between the Scottsdale, Arizona- based company and former Fort Worth, Texas, police chief...

  • NEW ORLEANS— A federal judge has ruled oil spill cleanup workers who sue BP for medical problems that surface later in life have the right to make their case before a jury. The BP oil spill medical settlement reached in 2012 was set up to pay cleanup workers and others who experienced certain illnesses during the immediate aftermath of the April 2010 disaster.

  • Entergy beats 1Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 7:01 AM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— Entergy Corp. on Tuesday reported first-quarter net income of $302.9 million. Entergy expects full-year earnings in the range of $5.10 to $5.90 per share. Entergy shares have decreased 11 percent since the beginning of the year, while the Standard& Poor's 500 index has risen slightly more than 2 percent.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • March 23- The U.S. shale oil industry may have forever abandoned its heavy-spending ways in the face of sliding crude prices, Schlumberger Ltd, the world's No.1 oilfield services provider, said on Monday. Spending cuts already announced by producers- to the tune of 25 to 60 percent- have dropped the rig count by 45 percent since late 2014, and output will soon...

  • March 20- Wal-Mart Stores Inc shareholders will vote in June at the company's annual meeting on electing an independent board chairman, after U.S. regulators rejected a request by the retailer to block the proposal. Wal-Mart had argued that the proposal, submitted by the International Brotherhood of Teamsters General Fund, should be omitted because it was...

  • The Securities and Exchange Commission rejected a request by Wal-Mart to prevent the proposal from being voted on by shareholders, according to an SEC letter delivered to the fund sponsoring the proposal on Friday.

  • LONDON, March 17- Whatever happened to zinc? The London Metal Exchange price for three-month delivery has, however, been falling steadily since the heady days of last September when it was trading above $2,400 per tonne. Of course zinc has been buffeted by the same headwinds as the other LME-traded base metals, namely dollar strength and uncertainty about the...