March 7- More than 420,000 homes and businesses remained without power in North Carolina and South Carolina on Friday evening due to a winter ice storm with high winds that brought down trees and power lines.
HELENA, Mont.-- Subsidiaries of Johnson& Johnson have agreed to pay $5.9 million to settle a lawsuit with Montana over how an anti-psychotic drug was marketed, state Attorney General Tim Fox said Thursday.
Officials with AAA Arizona said Thursday that the average statewide price for unleaded regular gasoline is $3.33 a gallon. Tucson has Arizona's lowest average gasoline price at $3.24 a gallon and Flagstaff has the highest at $3.47.
CINCINNATI-- Deep-sea explorers can now recover the remaining gold from a ship that sank off the South Carolina coast in 1857 and more recently has been embroiled in legal fights involving a fugitive treasure hunter, an Ohio judge has ruled in a court order obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.
SAVANNAH, Ga.-- From Capitol Hill to the governor's office, Georgia officials sounded both stunned and defiant Tuesday after the Obama administration's new budget failed to recommend funding to start the $652 million deepening of Savannah's busy shipping channel _ a project Vice President Joe Biden pledged just six months ago would get done "come hell or high water."
But booming sales of aircraft, far from being a bonanza for suppliers, are spurring brutal competition between Airbus Group NV and Boeing Co, which are demanding better deals from the companies that make billions of parts the factories need.
Majority Leader Harry Reid is counting on voters as well as lawmakers feeling that way in an election year as the Senate takes up legislation this week that addresses dozens of priorities that veterans groups have raised in recent years.
NORTH CHARLESTON, South Carolina, Feb 19- A plan by Japan's Toray Industries Inc to build a $1 billion carbon fiber manufacturing plant in South Carolina is among the "proactive efforts" to support Boeing Co's drive to ramp up its production of 787 Dreamliners, Boeing said on Wednesday.
*Expects 2014 adjusted EPS of $4.45- $4.60 vs est $4.32. *4th- quarter EPS 97 cents vs 62 cents last year. Regulators in North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida approved the company's request to raise utility rates from September and October.
*Sees 2014 adjusted EPS of $4.45- $4.60 vs est $4.32. *4th- quarter EPS 97 cents vs 62 cents last year. The fourth quarter was also helped by cost savings from Duke's $18- billion buyout of rival Progress Energy in July 2012, which created the largest U.S. power company with a market value of about $50 billion.
With revenues and staffing still below pre-recession levels, many local and state governments face a new financial strain from storm-related increases in spending on overtime pay, contractors and supplies. The New York Times reports.
But he said it is a "fair criticism" that Boeing needs to do more to help suppliers on engineering and process improvement that will provide better prices. He said about one-third of Boeing's suppliers are involved in the company's "partnering for success" program, under which they work together to reduce costs and share the benefits.
NEW YORK, Feb 4- " House of Cards," the Emmy Award-winning, online-only political drama starring Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, will get a third season on Netflix,, the series' producer said on Tuesday.
The White House called Reid's office shortly after his comments to voice displeasure, a top Democratic party aide said. But the aide said the White House did not try to get Reid to shift his position.
NEW YORK, Jan 30- The arctic cold sweeping across the United States has caused rare winter power interruptions for U.S. spinning mills in North and South Carolina, including Frontier Spinning Mills, the second-largest yarn producer in the United States.
WASHINGTON, Jan 30- The decision whether to eliminate a 40- year-old ban on most U.S. crude oil exports should hinge on whether it would lead to higher domestic retail gasoline prices, Ron Wyden, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, said on Thursday.
LONDON, Jan 27- In the event of a mass-casualty accident involving the derailment of a crude-carrying train in a densely populated urban area, who would be responsible for the compensation for deaths, injuries, damage to property and environmental clean up?
Boeing said the jet, a 787-8 and the 155th Dreamliner produced, was completed on Tuesday at the factory in Everett, Washington. Boeing said it has delivered 115 Dreamliners to 16 customers. Boeing's next goals are building 12 787 s a month by mid-2016 and 14 a month by the end of the decade.
WASHINGTON, Jan 17- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has approved the $2.5 billion purchase of regional grocer Harris Teeter Supermarkets Inc by Kroger Co, deciding the transaction does not violate anti-trust law, the companies said on Friday.
*Around 15 firms have moved operations to Vietnam- trader. BEIJING/ SINGAPORE, Jan 15- Chinese yarn makers, crippled by artificially high prices for cotton at home, are shifting production overseas to secure cheaper raw materials, even going as far afield as the United States.