Shoppers at Ashley Furniture are getting $1 million in free stuff, after the owner in College Station, Texas, said it would reimburse anything bought last week if A&M Aggies beat South Carolina Gamecocks by more than 10 points. Mark Wilks, Ashley Furniture Store owner, says he's happy about the deal.» Read More
ELKO, Nev.— A state panel has approved regulations guiding oil and gas exploration companies' use of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, in Nevada. Kate Fay, a representative of Houston- based Noble Energy Inc., praised the regulations.
Thousands of acres from Arkansas to Florida and Georgia were planted in sesame this year— sometimes joining a rotation of cotton, soybeans and corn and at times spread in fields too far away from irrigation lines. The nation's traditional sesame-growing region is in Oklahoma and Texas west of Interstate 35.
The repeal movement drew support from tea party groups, but Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, a Republican, blocked the bills with the support of one of the state's most powerful business groups, the Business Council of Alabama.
Doctors say the Novartis drug— which doesn't have a name yet— seems like one of those rare, breakthrough therapies that could quickly change care for more than half of the 6 million Americans and 24 million people worldwide with heart failure. It was paid for, designed and partly run by Novartis, based in Basel, Switzerland.
LJUBLJANA- Bled Strategic Forum 2014 in Slovenia.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- Some hedge funds seem to have missed out on this week's big rally in U.S. natural gas, cutting bullish bets on the fuel before prices hit six-week highs, government data suggested on Friday.
NEW YORK— After a three-day public tiff, American Airlines fares have returned to Orbitz. Orbitz said Friday that it has reached an agreement with the airline that will allow it to continue selling American Airlines and US Airways tickets on its websites.
Of the major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas gained 12 rigs, Pennsylvania gained five, Oklahoma gained four and Colorado and Alaska each gained one. Kansas lost three rigs and Arkansas, Ohio and West Virginia each lost one. California, Louisiana, New Mexico, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming were unchanged.
NEW YORK— The latest banks are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Startups, such as Moven and Simple, offer banking that's designed specifically for smartphones, enabling users to track their spending on the go. Like traditional banks, customers open a checking account, get a debit card and are able to make check deposits and pay their bills.
NEW BEDFORD, Pa.— Hilcorp has dropped its bid to force holdout property owners in Pennsylania to accept drilling under their land, saying Friday the energy company wants to move beyond a protracted fight and begin producing oil and gas.
LONDON, Aug 29- Doubts about the sustainability of the North American oil and gas boom center on rapidly declining output from many shale wells after they are initially drilled.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence are appearing at a gathering of Americans for Prosperity in Dallas.
AUSTIN, Texas— Federal judge blocks Texas law that would stop abortions at majority of facilities statewide.
AUSTIN, Texas— Pumping an extra $3.4 billion into Texas public schools didn't convince a judge that the state is adequately funding classrooms. State District Judge John Dietz ruled Thursday that Texas' school finance system is unconstitutional, failing to provide adequate funding or to distribute it fairly between rich and poor areas.
NEW YORK, Aug 29- Morgan Stanley has quietly filed plans to build and run one of the first U.S. compressed natural gas export facilities, the first sign the bank is plunging back into physical commodity markets even as it sells its physical oil business.
SINGAPORE, Aug 29- U.S. crude futures stayed above $94 a barrel on Friday, holding overnight gains as positive economic data boosted the outlook for demand in the world's largest oil consumer. *U.S. crude had edged down 2 cents to $94.53 a barrel by 0024 GMT, after settling up 67 cents on Thursday.
HOUSTON, Aug 28- A tanker near Texas loaded with $100 million of disputed Iraqi Kurdish crude has disappeared from satellite tracking, the latest development in a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse between Baghdad and the Kurds.
NAB acquired regional lender Great Western in 2008 for just below $1 billion to get more involved in funding agribusiness in the United States, but the operation lacks the scale of larger competitors in the western states where it operates.
*BP says expects minimal impact from late Wednesday blaze. WHITING, Ind., Aug 28- Wholesale gasoline prices surged in Chicago on Thursday after a fire hit a piece of equipment used to produce gasoline at BP Plc's refinery in nearby Whiting, Indiana, trade and industry sources said.
The restaurant, which has three locations in the Kansas City area, will be known as Joe's Kansas City Bar-B-Que, co-owner Jeff Stehney said. During President Barack Obama's July visit to Kansas City, about $1,400 worth of ribs, pork, sausage and side dishes was shipped to Air Force One.