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  • NEW YORK, March 3- Winter has not been kind to airline travelers. Since Dec. 21, more than 74,825 U.S. flights have been canceled and another 285,889 delayed in the United States, according to FlightAware.com, which tracks flights. During the Presidents Day weekend, I was set to go to Los Angeles from New York with my 9- year-old son.

  • YOUR MONEY-Flight delayed or canceled? Read this Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 7:30 AM ET

    NEW YORK, March 3- Winter has not been kind to airline travelers. Since Dec. 21, more than 74,825 U.S. flights have been canceled and another 285,889 delayed in the United States, according to FlightAware.com, which tracks flights. During the Presidents Day weekend, I was set to go to Los Angeles from New York with my 9- year-old son.

  • NEW ORLEANS, March 3- A U.S. emergency order to test oil shipped by rail highlights what many industry officials have long said is a flawed method for testing the volatility of types of oil that have been involved in several fiery train derailments in the last year.

  • UPDATE 1-BP loses bid to block seafood fund payments Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 9:11 PM ET

    Feb 26- A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday denied BP Plc's request to halt payments from the $2.3 billion fund it created to compensate commercial fishermen for financial losses after the British company's 2010 offshore oil spill, according to court records.

  • BP loses bid to block seafood fund payments Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 8:25 PM ET

    Feb 26- A U.S. federal judge on Wednesday denied BP Plc's request to halt payments from the $2.3 billion fund it has created to compensate commercial fishermen for financial losses claimed after the British company's 2010 offshore oil spill, according to court records.

  • Supreme Court allows Stanford Ponzi scheme suits Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 2:19 PM ET
    Indicted financier R. Allen Stanford, accused of leading a $7 billion investment fraud scheme, arrives at the Bob Casey Federal Courthouse in Houston, March 6, 2012.

    The Supreme Court ruled that the victims of former Texas tycoon R. Allen Stanford's massive Ponzi scheme can go forward with class-action lawsuits.

  • LONDON, Feb 25- U.S. railroad operators have agreed new safety procedures to reduce the number of fiery derailments involving crude-carrying trains and cut the risk of a catastrophic explosion in a densely populated urban centre.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Brent oil rose on Monday after production outages in Libya and South Sudan curbed exports and tightened global supply.

  • Port of New Orleans reopens     Monday, 24 Feb 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    The Port of New Orleans is back in business after the coast guard reopened a portion of the Mississippi River. Gary LaGrange, Port of New Orleans CEO says the coast guard did an excellent job.

  • According to the charges, Hixon, who worked in Evercore's mining and metals group, allegedly arranged trades in shares of Evercore as well as two other companies: Westway Group, which merged last year with EQT Infrastructure II, and Titanium Metals Corp, which was purchased last year by Precision Castparts Corp.

  • Ex-New Orleans mayor convicted of taking bribes Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 2:36 PM ET
    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin.

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted Wednesday on charges that he accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors.

  • The former banker, Martin Lack, is a Swiss national who was indicted in 2011 in Florida on a charge of conspiracy to defraud the United States. In a court filing last week, Lack's attorney and the U.S. Department of Justice asked a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida to set a date for Lack to plead guilty.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 4- Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it is ramping up production at its newest Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platform, its first to start up after BP Plc's 2010 Macondo oil spill fouled the basin and stopped drilling for months.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 4- Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it is ramping up production at its newest Gulf of Mexico oil and gas platform, the first to start up after BP Plc's 2010 Macondo oil spill fouled the basin and stopped drilling for months.

  • Jan 28- Two former BP Plc well site managers have failed to win the dismissal of involuntary manslaughter charges over their roles in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil drilling disaster, which killed 11 people.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 27- A bipartisan bill to delay dramatic increases in federal flood insurance premiums for millions of American homeowners and small businesses cleared a Republican procedural roadblock in the U.S. Senate on Monday.

  • BUSINESS-NEWS-SCHEDULE AT 2000 GMT / 3 P.M. ET Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 3:00 PM ET

    WASHINGTON- President Barack Obama will urge the U.S. Congress on Tuesday to do more to help poor and middle-class Americans move up the economic ladder. BP back in favor despite spill legacy, Russia doubts. LONDON- If you had spent 10 pounds on BP shares on April 19, 2010, you would have just nine pounds now, including dividends.

  • Airport upgrades: Changing rooms, outdoor plazas Sunday, 26 Jan 2014 | 1:00 PM ET
    Hold room in renovated Terminal 3, Boarding Area E at SFO Airport

    Airports are busy rolling out major upgrades and expansions in places such as San Francisco, Denver, New York and New Orleans.

  • *BP shares still down from day before U.S. oil spill. *BP reshaped, competitive on return on capital, delaying spill costs. LONDON, Jan 26- If you had spent 10 pounds on BP shares on April 19, 2010, you would have just nine pounds now, including dividends.

  • The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are reviewing firms' practices for advising customers about so-called rollovers. The SEC said on Thursday that the issue is one of its 2014 examination priorities, after FINRA announced its own plans on January 2.

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