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  • Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88 Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:45 PM ET

    DALLAS— Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. His father was legendary Texas oilman H.L. Hunt, who left behind a multibillion-dollar fortune and Placid Oil Co., once one of the biggest independent oil companies. Nelson Bunker Hunt built on his...

  • Congressman's corp. loses Texas charter over taxes Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 7:05 PM ET

    NEW ORLEANS— A Texas- based business co-owned by U.S. Vance McAllister has lost its right to do business as a Texas corporation after missing deadlines to pay state franchise taxes. Chris Ryan with the Texas Comptroller's Office said Tuesday that Texas Coastal Energy Co. LLC could have its corporate charter reinstated if it complies with the state tax code by...

  • Oct 22- Contract driller Nabors Industries Ltd reported a 17 percent rise in revenue, its highest increase in nine quarters, as it benefited from strong spending in U.S. shale fields. "We are acutely aware of the potential for further weakness in crude oil prices and the associated impact on our customers' spending plans, particularly in North and Latin America,"...

  • Zix posts 3Q profit Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    DALLAS _ Zix Corp. on Tuesday reported net income of $1.2 million in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Dallas- based company said it had net income of 2 cents. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • DETROIT, Oct 21- Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill on Tuesday that will keep electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc from selling its cars directly to consumers in the state, home to the biggest U.S. automakers. Michigan becomes the fifth U.S. state to keep Tesla from easily selling cars directly to consumers, joining Texas, New Jersey, Arizona and Maryland,...

  • In a letter to Trinity, Nadeau said the government may suspend or revoke eligibility for federal reimbursement dollars for ET-Plus if the company does not submit a crash testing plan by Oct. 31. "We look forward to working with the Federal Highway Administration and having further conversations about additional testing of the ET-Plus system," Trinity...

  • American Campus Communities reports 3Q results Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:22 PM ET

    AUSTIN, Texas _ American Campus Communities Inc. on Tuesday reported a key measure of profitability in its third quarter. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of 44 cents per share. American Campus Communities expects full-year funds from operations in the range of $2.29 to $2.37 per share.

  • Rush Enterprises beats 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 5:06 PM ET

    NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas _ Rush Enterprises Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $23.5 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 51 cents per share. Rush Enterprises shares have climbed 16 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • Waste Connections tops Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:48 PM ET

    THE WOODLANDS, Texas _ Waste Connections Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter earnings of $60.1 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 54 cents per share. Analysts expected $534.9 million, according to Zacks.

  • Six Flags beats Street 3Q forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:39 PM ET

    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas _ Six Flags Entertainment Corp. on Tuesday reported third-quarter net income of $105 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of $1.51 per share. Analysts expected $535 million, according to Zacks.

  • DETROIT, Oct 21- The recall crisis is growing involving Takata- made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying vehicle occupants with metal shrapnel, with two more lawsuits filed over accidents in older Honda cars. News of the lawsuits came a day after Toyota Motor Corp on Monday recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States because of potentially...

  • FMC Technologies misses 3Q profit forecasts Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 4:06 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ FMC Technologies Inc. on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $169.8 million. The average estimate of analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 74 cents per share. FMC Technologies expects full-year earnings in the range of $2.75 to $2.85 per share.

  • Oct 21- As fracking accelerates in North American shale fields, oilfield services providers Halliburton Co and Baker Hughes Inc are stockpiling sand to protect themselves against rising costs and are buying more railcars to transport the haul. Halliburton, the world's largest provider of fracking services, is more than doubling its railcar fleet and...

  • Legal petition seeks NY ban on outdated rail cars Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 2:12 PM ET

    ALBANY, N.Y.— A coalition of environmental groups and city residents filed a legal petition on Tuesday seeking a ban on older model rail tanker cars carrying volatile crude oil from North Dakota to the Port of Albany, citing their history of rupturing and exploding in a series of catastrophic derailments. Port facilities owned by Houston- based Buckeye Partners...

  • Jury rules against Texas company in guardrail case Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 1:56 PM ET

    DALLAS— A jury has decided that a Texas company should pay $175 million in a case involving the safety of thousands of guardrails on highways around the country. The verdict against Trinity Industries Inc. was handed down Monday in federal district court in Marshall, Texas. The Marshall case was brought by whistleblower Josh Harman, a guardrail installer from...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- If your kids are chattering non-stop about things like emeralds, pickaxes and creepers, you may have a unique opportunity to turn a video game addiction into a life lesson about money. Minecraft, a video game phenomenon with over 100 million users, is such a hot property that Microsoft Corp recently forked out $2.5 billion for its maker, Mojang AB.

  • US orders new screening for Ebola Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Everyone coming to the United States from the three West African countries at the center of the Ebola outbreak will now be screened for the deadly disease at one of five airports, the Homeland Security Department said Tuesday. Earlier this month, Customs and Border Protection officers at New York's Kennedy, Newark Liberty, Washington's Dulles,...

  • Rural areas seek piece of subprime-loan settlement Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    Long seen as having devastated Sun Belt cities, the subprime mortgage crisis unleashed turmoil on Ohio and other rural areas. Much of it was concentrated in Appalachia and other areas stretching from Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky to Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and the Great Plains, according to government data provided to The Associated Press by...

  • DETROIT, Oct 21- The recall crisis involving Takata- made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying occupants with metal shrapnel continues to grow, with two more lawsuits filed concerning accidents in older Honda cars. News of the lawsuits comes a day after Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 vehicles in the United States because of potentially...

  • Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month Tuesday, 21 Oct 2014 | 10:43 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The Labor Department said Tuesday that unemployment rates rose in 8 states and were unchanged in 11 states. Colorado and Kentucky, two states with hard-fought Senate campaigns, experienced the...